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Apr 24, 2024 0 1 0 0 2.5
Apr 23, 2024 3 2 0 2 8
Apr 22, 2024 1 0 0 0 0.5
Apr 21, 2024 1 1 0 2 4.5
Apr 20, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1.5

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Christian Encarnacion-Strand kicked the door down with a .331/.405/.637 line and 20 homers in 67 games with Triple-A Louisville to earn a promotion to Cincinnati just after the All-Star break. At 23 years old, he continued to hit for impressive power at the highest level, totaling 20 extra-base hits in his first 241 MLB plate appearances. He struck out at a 28.6% clip but still managed to bat .270 on the strength of a 10.5% barrel rate. In declining Joey Votto's option in November, the Reds said they could not commit to the playing time Votto deserves, an acknowledgment of the need to get Encarnacion-Strand and others more at-bats in 2024. Acquired from Minnesota in 2022 as part of the Tyler Mahle deal, Encarnacion-Strand will likely split time between first base and designated hitter after the Reds signed Jeimer Candelario to a multi-year deal.

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2024 47.52.2 11 2 16 3 .209
2023 160.52.5 29 13 37 14 2 .270
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Delivers key hits in win

    Encarnacion-Strand went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 8-1 win over Philadelphia. Encarnacion-Strand, in his first three-hit game of the season, produced in a couple of key moments in the contest. After the Phillies jumped to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, he delivered a two-out double in the bottom half to tie the game. Two innings later, Encarnacion-Strand gave the Reds a 2-1 lead with another two-out RBI on a single. He later got on base to lead off the fifth prior to Elly De La Cruz's home run. Encarnacion-Strand's been a streaky hitter in 2024 and entered the night batting just .190, but he's managed to deliver with two outs -- he's posted a .364 average with 11 of his 16 RBI in those situations.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Clubs two-RBI double

    Encarnacion-Strand went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI during Sunday's 3-0 win over the Angels. Encarnacion-Strand took part in each of the Reds' three runs scored, driving in Nick Martini and Elly De La Cruz on a sixth-inning double before coming around to score on a Jeimer Candelario triple. Although Encarnacion-Strand holds a poor .185/.190/.321 slash line, he ranks third on the Reds with 14 RBI.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Out again with illness

    Encarnacion-Strand (illness) remains out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels. Encarnacion-Strand missed Wednesday's game due to an illness and still isn't ready to play following Thursday's off day. Spencer Steer is covering first base Friday.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Drives in three runs

    Encarnacion-Strand went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Friday's win over the White Sox. Encarnacion-Strand brought home a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and later added a two-run single in the eighth. The slugging righty has multiple hits in two of his last three games as he continues to search for his groove. He's gone seven straight games without an extra-base knock and currently owns a .454 OPS.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Logs two hits in loss

    Encarnacion-Strand went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Brewers. Encarnacion-Strand is fighting a slump and entered the night with a .136 average after a 1-for-20 stretch. Cincinnati needs better from the player that bats third in the order. The silver lining is that Encarnacion-Strand's underlying numbers indicate some bad luck (.206 BABIP). His average stands at .163 following Tuesday's two-hit night, but Statcast has him at an expected average of .245.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Belts fourth spring homer

    Encarnacion-Strand started at third base and went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's spring game against the White Sox. Encarnacion-Strand belted his fourth Cactus League homer and is 12-for-41 (.293) with eight extra-base hits and 12 RBI through 13 games. While he started at the hot corner Wednesday, and third baseman Noelvi Marte (suspension) will miss the first 80 games of the season, Encarnacion-Strand is still expected to be the team's everyday first baseman. Jeimer Candelario will be the primary third baseman to open the season.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Projected to start at 1B

    Encarnacion-Strand is projected to be the Reds' starting first baseman, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Encarnacion-Strand gives Cincinnati pop from the right side of the plate, but the switch-hitting Jeimer Candelario figures to play his fair share there as well and Jonathan India could even enter the mix at the position on occasion. However it all shakes out, the DH spot will allow all three of those capable hitters to potentially be in the lineup together on any given day.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Knocks 13th homer

    Encarnacion-Strand went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and a second run scored in Friday's 19-2 win over the Cardinals. Encarnacion-Strand launched his homer as part of the Reds' seven-run fourth inning. It was one of the team's six home runs in the contest. The rookie slugger has gone deep 13 times, including seven times over his last 10 games. Encarnacion-Strand is now slashing .274/.328/.488 with 37 RBI and 20 extra-base hits through 232 plate appearances.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Homers keep coming

    Encarnacion-Strand went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 11-7 win over Cleveland. Encarnacion-Strand smacked a two-run home run as part of the Reds' three-run third inning, which helped the team survive an early onslaught by the Guardians. The rookie is making a case as the team's best hitter down the stretch. The home run was Encarnacion-Strand's sixth in the last eight games, during which he's slashing .367/.406/.967 with 12 RBI. For the season, he has 12 homers over 59 games.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Plates four runs in shocking loss

    Encarnacion-Strand went 3-for-5 with a home run, two total runs and four total RBI in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday. Encarnacion-Strand put Cincinnati on the board with a two-run homer in the first inning. He added a run-scoring single in the second to help the team build an early 9-0 advantage. However, Pittsburgh came storming back to build a 13-9 lead before Encarnacion-Strand's eighth-inning single brought home another run to make the score 13-11. The rookie's big day ultimately went to waste, however, as the Pirates pulled off a one-run win. The four RBI were the most Encarnacion-Strand has recorded in a game thus far in his brief career. He's been on a power surge of late, knocking four homers over his past six games to give him 10 long balls on the season.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Belts homer in loss

    Encarnacion-Strand went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Minnesota. Encarnacion-Strand launched his ninth homer in the fourth inning, the rookie's third long ball over the last four games. A slumping Elly De La Cruz, who sat out for the third time in the last six contests, has opened a few extra opportunities for Encarnacion-Strand and Noelvi Marte on the left side of the infield.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Absent from lineup

    Encarnacion-Strand is not in the lineup for Monday's game versus the Twins. Encarnacion-Strand has hit home runs in both of his last two games, but those are the only two starts he's made in the Reds' past five contests, as his playing time versus righties has been lagging since Joey Votto returned from the injured list. Votto will pick up the start at first base Monday.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Playing time trending down

    Encarnacion-Strand is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets. Encarnacion-Strand will be on the bench for the fourth time in five games, with two absences coming against right-handed pitchers and two coming versus left-handed pitchers. With the power-hitting rookie no longer assured of even a short-side platoon role, he's tough to justify rostering in shallower redraft formats. Encarnacion-Strand's downturn in playing time comes even as he's gotten off to a solid start to September with a .297/.333/.432 slash line through 11 games.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Homers in three-hit performance

    Encarnacion-Strand went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, an additional RBI and an additional run scored in Tuesday's walk-off victory over the Mariners. Encarnacion-Strand blasted a no-doubt solo shot to cut Seattle's lead to 5-2 in the sixth and then delivered a walk-off RBI single in the ninth to complete the improbable comeback. After a somewhat slow start to his big-league career, the 23-year-old rookie has gone 11-for-26 (.423) in his last seven contests with three doubles, two home runs, five RBI and three runs across 26 at-bats during that stretch.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Taking seat Monday

    Encarnacion-Strand is absent from the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners. It's Encarnacion-Strand's first day off since July 28. Nick Martini is starting at first base and Jake Fraley is in the designated hitter spot for the Reds.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Returns to lineup

    Encarnacion-Strand (hand) is hitting sixth and starting at designated hitter in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Pirates. Encarnacion-Strand was hit by a pitch Friday and removed from the game. X-rays were negative, but he was still held out Saturday. Encarnacion-Strand is hitting .286 with two home runs, four runs and six RBI over his last 10 games.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Remains out Saturday

    Encarnacion-Strand (hand) isn't in the Reds' lineup Saturday against the Pirates. Encarnacion-Strand made an early exit from Friday's contest after taking a pitch to the hand and will get an extra day to recover. Henry Ramos will serve as Cincinnati's designated hitter Saturday, and Joey Votto will start at first base.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: X-rays on hand negative

    Encarnacion-Strand was removed from Friday's game after being hit by a pitch, but X-rays on his hand came back negative, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Encarnacion-Strand was struck by a Johan Oviedo pitch in the fifth inning, but it seems he's managed to avoid a serious injury. It's possible the Reds will elect to give the rookie a day off Saturday.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Goes yard in loss

    Encarnacion-Strand went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Marlins. Encarnacion-Strand propelled the Reds to a lead in the fourth inning with a two-run homer, then extended the lead with run-producing single in the sixth. However, Cincinnati's bullpen coughed up four runs in the final two innings. It was the second home run in three games for Encarnacion-Strand, who is 12-for-37 (.324) over the last 10 contests.
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  • Reds' Christian Encarnacion-Strand: Drives in two

    Encarnacion-Strand went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Tuesday's 20-9 loss to the Cubs. Encarnacion-Strand bounced back from his first stretch of adversity in the majors. After a five-game stretch in which the 23-year-old went 1-for-14 with eight strikeouts, Encarnacion-Strand has four hits, three RBI and a run scored without striking out in his last two games.
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