Barnhart is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
Barnhart went 2-for-3 while catching all nine innings of the Reds' 9-0 loss Tuesday night, so he'll be getting a breather while Cincinnati and Chicago conclude their series Wednesday with an early game. Tyler Stephenson will pick up the start behind the dish, batting seventh.
Barnhart went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs Sunday in the Reds' 13-12 win over the Cubs in 10 innings.
Barnhart's long ball was his third of the season and one of five on the day for the Reds. Cincinnati values Barnhart mainly for his skills as a game caller, but he's been a surprising contributor to what has been one of the majors' most potent lineups through the first month of the season. The 31-year-old is holding down a .918 OPS, 168 points better than his next-best mark (in 2017) for any season of his career.
Barnhart isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cubs.
Barnhart will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts Friday. Tyler Stephenson will start behind the dish.
Barnhart isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Barnhart has gone 1-for-11 with a double, two runs and four strikeouts in his last four contests and will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Tyler Stephenson will start behind the dish and bat seventh.
Barnhart is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers.
Barnhart and Tyler Stephenson have split time in a relatively typical way behind the plate so far this season. Barnhart has started 14 games, while Stephenson, who starts Monday, has gotten the nod eight times. Both backstops have gotten off to a hot start offensively, with Stephenson's .924 OPS narrowly edging out Barnhart's .910 mark.
Barnhart is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.
Tyler Stephenson will catch Sonny Gray in his absence. The pair have had a fairly standard split behind the plate this season, with Barnhart starting 12 games compared to seven for Stephenson.
Barnhart is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
Tyler Stephenson gets the start behind the dish and will hit eighth.
Barnhart went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over Cleveland.
Barnhart gave Cincinnati an early lead with a 412-foot shot to center field in the second inning. The long ball was his second this season and pushed his RBI total to eight. The career .249 hitter is slashing .387/.424/.710 across 33 plate appearances in 2021. There's ample reason to be skeptical that he can sustain his early season success, but it's not the worst idea to ride his offensive surge for as long as he's swinging a hot stick.
Barnhart will remain on the bench for Friday's game against Cleveland.
Barnhart sits for back-to-back games for the first time this season. He's now been in the lineup for eight of the Reds' first 13 games, with Tyler Stephenson, who starts Friday, getting the nod five times.
Barnhart isn't starting Wednesday against the Giants.
Barnhart went 0-for-5 with a run, one walk and three strikeouts in the first two games of the series against the Giants. Tyler Stephenson will start behind the plate for Wednesday's series finale, batting eighth.
Barnhart is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Barnhart started the first two games of the series but will take a seat Sunday after going 4-for-9 with three doubles, one run and two RBI. Tyler Stephenson will start behind the plate in the series finale for Cincinnati.
Barnhart went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored in Friday's win against the Diamondbacks.
Barnhart doubled to drive home a run in the sixth inning, then plated the eventual winning run with a single in the 10th. The backstop extended his hitting streak to five games in the process and has notched consecutive three-hit performances. Barnhart is slashing .444/.474/.778 through 19 plate appearances this season.
Barnhart is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
He'll be getting a routine maintenance day while the Reds and Pirates wrap up their series with a day game. Tyler Stephenson checks in behind the dish, batting eighth in the lineup.
Barnhart went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs in Tuesday's 14-1 win over the Pirates.
The bottom of the Reds' order was a wrecking ball Tuesday, as Nick Senzel, Jonathan India and Barnhart combined for nine hits, nine runs and seven RBI from the 6-7-8 spots. The veteran catcher is better known for his defense, but Barnhart is having a strong start to the season at the plate, going 5-for-13 (.385) with a homer and five RBI in five games.
Barnhart is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Barnhart will be getting a routine day off after starting at catcher in each of the Reds' first two games of the season. Tyler Stephenson will check into the starting nine for the first time in 2021, batting eighth while catching for starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman.
Barnhart has just four hits in 33 at-bats this spring, albeit with five walks.
Despite the slow start and a poor 2020 campaign with the bat, Barnhart is expected to be the primary starter behind the plate ahead of teammate Tyler Stephenson thanks to his superior defensive skills.
Barnhart is not in Wednesday's Game 1 lineup against Atlanta.
It's not surprising to see Barnhart, who bats left-handed, go to the bench with southpaw Max Fried starting for Atlanta. Curt Casali gets the nod behind the dish while batting ninth.
Barnhart isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.
Barnhart started the last two games and went 0-for-6 with one walk and one strikeout during that time. Curt Casali will handle the catching duties Saturday.
Barnhart is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.
Barnhart finds himself on the bench for the second game in a row. Curt Casali remains the starter behind the plate, with fellow catcher Tyler Stephenson also in the lineup as a designated hitter.
Barnhart isn't in Monday's lineup against the Brewers.
Barnhart continues to alternate starts behind the plate, and he'll take a seat after starting Sunday. Curt Casali will start at catcher Monday.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/07||@ CLE||W 3-0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||vs CHW||W 1-0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||vs CHW||L 0-9||3||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||vs CHC||W 13-12||5||2||2||1||2||0||0|
|05/01||vs CHC||L 2-3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||vs CHC||W 8-6||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/28||@ LAD||L 0-8||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||41||130||10||26||4||1||2||12||11||22||1||1||.200||.262||.292|
|2013||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||98||339||31||88||19||1||3||44||45||57||1||0||.260||.348||.348|