2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
37-59, 5th in NL Cent

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Ken Griffey Jr. went behind the scenes at the Hall of Fame on Friday. It was "pretty impressive -- and a little scary."


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Ken Griffey Jr. tees off at a golf tournament in Cooperstown this morning. His induction is tomorrow.

Votto puts the Reds on top with a three-run HR (0:23)

Lineup: Reds (36-59) vs. Diamondbacks (40-55)

  • 1. Billy Hamilton, CF (S)
  • 2. Zack Cozart, SS (R)
  • 3. Joey Votto, 1B (L)
  • 4. Jay Bruce, RF (L)
  • 5. Adam Duvall, LF (R)
  • 6. Brandon Phillips, 2B (R)
  • 7. Eugenio Suarez, 3B (R)
  • 8. Tucker Barnhart, C (S)
  • 9. Dan Straily, RHP
  • Daily notes

Anthony DeSclafani a great two-start pitcher for Week 16 fantasy (1:04)
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

All-time #MLBRank: No. 14 Ken Griffey Jr.

The Kid was the No. 1 overall pick in 1987 and lived up to that billing, becoming one of the great modern day home run hitters. He had 630 homers, won 10 AL Gold Gloves and was elected to the Hall of Fame this past January. Nos. 20-11

Griffey looking forward to being a rookie again (0:36)
Rob Tringali/Getty Images

Reds' deadline status: sellers

The Reds are in all-out sell mode, with Jay Bruce their headliner at this year's trade deadline, Jim Bowden writes. However, the presence of cheaper options in the outfield could hurt Bruce's market. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)

Olney's HOF tribute to Ken Griffey Jr. (1:53)
Rose's No. 37 ranking divides experts (2:12)
Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire

Bruce most valuable trade chip for Reds

Cincinnati almost moved Jay Bruce to the Blue Jays in the offseason, and all signs point to Bruce getting traded this time at the deadline as the Reds continue their rebuilding efforts, Jim Bowden writes. Trade option rankings (Insider)

Malcolm Emmons/USA TODAY Sports

All-Time #MLBRank: No. 24 Frank Robinson

Forty years after his retirement, Robinson still ranks in the top 10 in home runs and extra-base hits. Robinson ranks fifth in the modern era with 198 hit by pitches. He's the only player in major league history to hit 20 home runs and be hit by 20 pitches in his debut season. Nos. 30-21

Focus on Sport/Getty Images

All-time #MLBRank: No. 29 Johnny Bench

The Big Red Machine's catcher had 11 seasons of 20-plus HRs, which is tied with Mike Piazza for most all time among catchers. His 10 Gold Gloves is the second-most among catchers (Ivan Rodriguez, 13). He's the youngest player to be named NL MVP (age 22) and was the MVP of the 1976 World Series. Nos. 30-29

AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine

All-time #MLBRank: No. 37 Pete Rose

Rose is the all-time hits leader in baseball history with 4,256 and was the catalyst for the Big Red Machine's two World Series titles in 1975-76 and the Phillies' 1980 championship. Rose was a 17-time All-Star and the 1973 NL MVP. No. 40-31

George Gojkovich/Getty Images

All-time #MLBRank: No. 38 Joe Morgan

Morgan was a two-time NL MVP, 10-time All-Star and one of the greatest hitting and fielding infielders in baseball history at second base. He had 2,517 hits and 268 home runs in his career and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1990. No. 40-31

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

DeSclafani's strong start in perspective

Anthony DeSclafani improved to 5-0 with a 2.50 ERA in eight starts this season on Wednesday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only three other Reds pitchers went 5-0 or better with an ERA under 3.00 over their first eight starts of a season since 1912: Bucky Walters in 1940 (7-0, 1.90 ERA), Elmer Riddle in 1941 (8-0, 1.77) and Bill Bonham in 1978 (6-0, 2.41).

Votto smacks 16th home run (0:15)
The electrifying Hall of Fame career of Ken Griffey Jr. (1:31)
AP Photo/Al Behrman

All is right with Joey Votto

Votto through May 29: .207/.330/.367. Votto since May 30: .345/.484/.585. He now ranks third in the NL in OBP behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt and could surge his way toward leading the league in that category for the fifth time in his career. Five things we learned Tuesday

David Kohl/USA TODAY Sports

Inside Heat: Reds at deadline, Chapman haul

C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer chats with Buster Olney about the haul that the Yankees may get for Aroldis Chapman and who the Reds could trade at the deadline.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24126th
On Base Percentage.30327th
Slugging Percentage.39924th
Earned Run Average5.2930th
Quality Starts39Tied-24th

ESPN Fan Shop Powered By

  • New Era Men's Cincinnati Reds 59Fifty Home Red Authentic HatPrice: $34.99 Shop

  • New Era Men's Cincinnati Reds 59Fifty Alternate Black Authentic HatPrice: $34.99 Shop