Gray allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out four over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Sunday. A right mid-back strain derailed Gray's season earlier this month, but he's been a full go since his return and seems close to full strength again heading into the postseason. The right-hander has allowed three runs with a 12:5 K:BB in two starts since his return (10.1 innings). Overall, Gray turned in a 5-3 record, 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 72:26 K:BB in 56 regular-season innings. He lines up for a potential Game 3 against Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs.
Gray gave up one run on two hits and one walk over five innings during Tuesday's loss to the Brewers. He had eight strikeouts and didn't factor in the decison. The right-hander blanked Milwaukee through four innings, but Tyrone Taylor took him deep with a solo shot during the fifth. Gray finished at 80 pitches and likely would have pitched deeper were it not his first start off the injured list. He exited the contest with a 2-1 lead but the bullpen was unable to hold on. Gray has a 3.73 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 68:22 K:BB through 50.2 innings and potentially lines up to pitch Sunday's regular-season finale at Minnesota.
Gray (back) was activated as expected ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Brewers. Gray will wind up missing just a single turn in the rotation with a mid-back strain. The injury likely explains his 24.75 ERA and 4.25 WHIP over his last two starts, as he cruised to a 1.94 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP in his first seven outings of the year. Nate Jones was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Gray (back) said he doesn't expect to face any limitations with his pitch count when he returns from the 10-day injured list to start Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Gray has progressed well from the right mid-back strain he picked up earlier this month, with the injury likely a role in him turning in his two worst starts of the season before he was shut down. Though Gray emphasized that he feels great as he prepares to return from the IL, manager David Bell could have a quick hook for the right-hander if he doesn't look to be in top form early on during Tuesday's outing. The 27-27 Reds enter Monday tied with the Brewers and the Giants for the National League's eighth and final playoff spot, making Cincinnati's three-game home series with Milwaukee one of the more important ones for the MLB postseason picture.
Gray (back) will start Tuesday's game against the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Gray will spend just over the minimum of 10 days on the injured list after recovering from a back strain. Since the right-hander will take the mound Tuesday, he could be available to pitch again on the final day of the regular season as the Reds compete for a postseason spot.