After the Cincinnati Reds lost 8-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, manager David Bell noted that reliever Michael Lorenzen would go back to the injured list. He had just returned from a shoulder injury, but sustained a hamstring injury on Saturday-evening when he scored a run on a sacrifice fly.
“Michael is going to IL with a right hamstring injury,” Bell said. “No timetable yet to speak of. After seeing him today, it made sense to put him on the IL tomorrow.
Lorenzen also spoke after the game. He also stated that he wasn’t sure about a timeline for recovery, noting that he’d never had this kind of injury before, so he wasn’t sure on that front.
Nick Castellanos making progress
A tough weekend of losses for Milwaukee was compounded by Lorenzen’s injury, who will miss at least 10 days. But the team also lost outfielder Nick Castellanos – at least temporarily, after he was hit in the wrist by a pitch on Friday-evening. After running the bases, he was replaced in the field halfway through the game and didn’t play on Saturday or Sunday. There may have been some good news after Sunday’s game.
“He has made progress overnight,” Castellanos’ Bell said. “It’s much better today. He was not available. But based on the amount it felt better today than last night, I think that’s a good sign for tomorrow.”
The Cincinnati Reds will host the New York Mets at Great American Ball Park Monday night. And they will miss the best pitcher in the world in Jacob deGrom, who was on the injured list on Sunday. The attack could definitely use the boost Nick Castellanos brings. After leaving the game on Friday, the Reds offense went into hibernation for the rest of the weekend – although to be completely honest, the Brewers pitchers (and defense) had a lot to do with that too – they’re really, really good.