The last few days have been a blur of baseball news, including the Reds’ eight-five victory over the Chicago Cubs. The Reds beat Chicago in their season opener, Keegan Thompson pitched one of his worst games of the year, Joey Votto made his 1,989th career appearance, and Kyle Farmer drives in three runs in two games. It’s all a bit surreal.
Reds beat Cubs 8-5
The Cincinnati Reds rescued one win from a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs with a thrilling 8-5 victory over the team from Chicago. Aristides Aquino hit a three-run home run to lead the offense and clinch the series victory. The Reds started the series without a home run, but ended it with four. The Cubs had hit three home runs. Aquino ignited his power display with his fourth home run of the season. His three-run shot in the fifth inning erased a 2-0 deficit.
Keegan Thompson had one of his worst outings of the year
Keegan Thompson had one of his worst starts of the year on Sunday. In just one and a third innings, he gave up four runs on two hits and three walks on seven pitches. He also struck out two hitters and was pulled after completing 70 pitches. It was the shortest start of his career and his lowest ERA to date. Keegan Thompson has only made 24 starts this year and he shouldn’t be relied on in your fantasy lineup at this time.
Joey Votto made his 1,989th career appearance
The Canadian baseball star Joey Votto made his 1,969th career appearance for the Reds on Monday, breaking the record held by Hall of Famer Larry Walker. Votto is 38 years old and ranks fifth in career games played in the Major Leagues. He first made his big league debut against the Mets on Sept. 4, 2007 as a pinch-hitter. Votto struck out against Mets pitcher John Maine.
Cincinnati’s Kyle Farmer drives in three runs over last two games
Despite playing at shortstop most of his career, Kyle Farmer has recently transitioned to third base. His recent success has made him a valuable contributor to the Reds’ offense. In the last two games, Farmer has gone 2-for-5, driving in two runs and making a valuable single. With his recent hot streak, Farmer has already scored 15 runs in 2022.
Art Warren’s injury
The injury to Art Warren has been a slow progress, but that does not mean that he is not on the road to recovery. The injury occurred last July in Milwaukee, and Warren went on the disabled list the next day. He missed nearly seven weeks of baseball. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Saturday. He will start pitching in minor league games before rejoining the Reds bullpen later in the month.