There are 10 games left in this 2023 season for the Cincinnati Reds. Two key pieces of the rotation, Nick Lodolo and Graham Ashcraft, are out for the season and the former has not pitched for the Reds since June. Hunter Greene missed a couple of months and a slew of others have missed important time for the Reds. And yet, the Reds still find themselves right in the thick of the battle for the last two National League Wild Card spots.
After getting a stellar 7-inning outing from rookie Connor Phillips in Monday’s 7-3 victory, the Reds turn to the bullpen to try an eke out another win tonight against the Minnesota Twins.