Reds lose Nick Senzel and Pedro Strop to injury Friday night


The Cincinnati Reds rebounded well after a terrible game Thursday night in Cleveland, beating the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night. But all was not well despite the resounding victory. Nick Senzel started the game with a walk and later in the inning went 1st to 3rd on a single from Matt Davidson, but seemed to feel something between 2nd and 3rd base. He remained in the game, however. He helped the Reds come together for six points in the second inning with a sacrificed fly. In the 4th inning, Senzel put out his ball and when the bottom of the inning started he was replaced on the field by Travis Jankowski. The Reds announced he left the game with a tightness in his left groin.

It wasn’t the last time the injury bug surfaced for the Reds, however. Pedro Strop came out to start the 8th round. He walked Orlando Arcia to start the inning, then in the middle of the bat against Brock Holt, Strop also suffered a groin injury and he left the match, replaced by Lucas Sims. The Sims would end the fight against Holt with a march, but this was blamed on Strop. A double play followed, but Christian Yelich hit a homerun, giving Strop and Sims a earned run.

Following the game, manager David Bell said he did not yet have an update on Senzel or Strop or the extent of their injuries. “We’ll have to see how they’re both doing tomorrow (Saturday).”

Ahead of the game, Bell had some sort of update on second baseman Mike Moustakas.

“Continue to seek treatment,” Bell said. “I hope we find him again at any time. We really want him to come back to start a game on Tuesday after the rest day at this point.

He later clarified that he was not available to pinch the blows.


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