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54 Sonny Gray SP

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September 27, 2020 11:52 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: No-decision in Minnesota
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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.

September 22, 2020 09:36 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Misses out on win
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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.

September 22, 2020 03:12 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Activated ahead of start
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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.

September 21, 2020 04:36 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Won't be limited in return
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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.

September 20, 2020 05:48 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Slated to start Tuesday
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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.

September 20, 2020 11:32 AM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Expected to start against Brewers
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Gray (back) threw a side session Saturday and manager David Bell said Gray is expected to start a game during the Reds' upcoming series against the Brewers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The team will monitor Gray's recovery from Saturday's throwing session before making any final decisions, but it sounds like Gray will start early next week, with Nightengale suggesting Gray could take the ball Tuesday. If he does indeed start Tuesday, Gray would be available to pitch again on the final day of the regular season. Cincinnati is operating with urgency with the playoffs still within reach.

September 14, 2020 03:32 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Hopeful to return in final week
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Gray, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right mid-back strain, said he's hopeful he'll be ready to rejoin the Cincinnati rotation during the final week of the regular season, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Whether or not Gray returns may ultimately hinge on if the Reds have a legitimate chance at claiming a playoff spot; entering play Monday, Cincinnati sits two games behind in the wild-card race and 2.5 games behind St. Louis for second place in the National League Central. Gray is first eligible to return from the IL on Sept. 21, but before a determination on his availability for the final week of the season is made, he'll likely need to resume throwing without discomfort. Prior to being shut down, Gray had struggled through his two roughest starts of the season, giving up a combined 11 runs in four innings in losses to the Cardinals and Cubs.

September 13, 2020 01:32 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Out with back strain
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Gray was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right mid-back strain, retroactive to Sept. 11.

The 30-year-old surrendered five runs over 3.1 innings during his last start Thursday, and he was apparently battling the back issue during the outing. It's unclear how long Gray is expected to be sidelined, but he'll be eligible to be reinstated Sept. 21.

September 11, 2020 02:52 AM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Shelled again Thursday
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Gray (5-3) took the loss against the Cubs on Thursday, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four over 3.1 innings.

Gray made it through three innings without surrendering a run, but he imploded in the fourth, yielding a pair of walks and three hits while collecting only one out. By the end of the frame, Gray had been charged with five runs en route to his second straight loss. Over his last two starts, the right-hander has given up a combined 11 earned runs in four innings to see his ERA balloon to 3.94. He'll try to get his once-promising campaign back on track in a home matchup against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

September 6, 2020 12:04 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Starting on Thursday
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Gray will return to the mound for Thursday's game against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of reports.

This essentially results in Gray missing one start in order to get back in sync and get a little extra rest.

September 4, 2020 08:20 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Will not pitch Sunday
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Gray will not pitch as scheduled Sunday against the Pirates, instead pitching next week against the Cubs, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

Gray got roughed up by the Cardinals in his last start and his lower half may have been out of sync during his delivery. According to Rosecrans, the veteran right-hander indicated he's healthy and is just receiving some extra rest between starts.

September 2, 2020 01:00 AM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Records only two outs
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Gray (5-2) was charged with the loss Tuesday against the Cardinals after recording only two outs and giving up six runs on five hits with one strikeout and three walks.

The 30-year-old was unable to make it out of the first inning as he delivered only 17 of his 38 pitches for strikes. Gray entered Tuesday's game with only nine runs allowed through seven starts, but the short outing made a significant dent in his numbers. The right-hander has a 3.19 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 56:18 K:BB through 42.1 innings and will look to get back on track Sunday in Pittsburgh.

August 28, 2020 01:48 AM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Blanks Brewers for fifth win
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Gray (5-1) picked up the win in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Brewers, allowing four hits and two walks over five scoreless innings. He struck out four.

With trade rumors swirling around Gray and other members of the Cincy rotation, the right-hander turned in yet another excellent performance. He tossed 50 of 85 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 1.94, but fell short of his sixth quality start in seven outings. Gray is next scheduled to take the mound Tuesday, at home against the Cardinals.

August 27, 2020 02:52 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Start vs. Brewers postponed
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Gray's scheduled start vs. the Brewers on Wednesday was postponed, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

Both teams agreed to postpone Wednesday's game in protest of a police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI. According to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic, the game will be made up via a doubleheader Thursday, with Gray taking the ball for Game 1.

August 21, 2020 12:32 AM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Fans six in no-decision
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Gray took a no-decision during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing a pair of runs on four hits across six innings. He walked four and struck out six.

It wasn't the best start for the 30-year-old, who had given up one earned run or less in four of his first five starts this season. Even still, Gray whiffed six batters and refrained from serving up any home runs. He left the game with the lead, but unfortunately the bullpen could not hold on. The right-hander currently ranks second in the majors in strikeouts (51) and is tied for third in quality starts (5). Next up, Gray heads to Milwaukee for a Wednesday contest against the Brewers.

August 15, 2020 10:44 AM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Returns to dominant form
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Gray (4-1) allowed one run on five hits while walking a batter and striking out 10 in 6.2 innings as he helped the Reds to an easy 8-1 victory over the Pirates on Friday night.

There wasn't much doubt that Gray would bounce back after he was roughed up by the Brewers for his first loss last Sunday. The right-hander reached double-digit strikeouts for the second time this season and has now given up one earned run or less in four of his first five starts. Gray currently leads the majors in strikeouts (45) and is tied atop the leaderboard in quality starts (4) and wins (4). His next scheduled start is supposed to come Thursday on the road against the Cardinals, but due to complications in the St. Louis clubhouse because of COVID-19, the Reds may act as the away team in their home stadium, which should massively benefit Gray as he boasts a 0.96 ERA over four home starts this season.

August 9, 2020 11:04 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Takes first loss
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Gray (3-1) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over 5.1 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Sunday.

The sixth inning was the trouble spot; Gray allowed hits to three of the first four batters he faced before being pulled. Michael Lorenzen allowed both inherited runners to score, marring Gray's line with two additional earned runs. Gray was among the best pitchers in baseball out of the gates with a 0.96 ERA and 28:5 K:BB in his first three starts (all at home) and will return to Great American Ball Park for his next start, Aug. 14 against the Pirates.

August 4, 2020 12:36 AM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Improves to 3-0
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Gray (3-0) was charged with two runs (one earned) on four hits over six innings in a win over Cleveland on Monday. He struck out eight and issued two walks.

The right-hander was a little off his game early on but bounced back in a major way, allowing just one hit over his final four innings. With that, Gray extended his streak of consecutive starts with six or fewer hits allowed to 36, the longest streak in MLB history. Opponents are batting just .129 against Gray through 18.2 innings, and he has an outstanding 28:5 K:BB. He will get his first road test of the season this weekend in Milwaukee.

July 29, 2020 10:24 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Dominant effort in win
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Gray (2-0) allowed two runs (none earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out 11 across 6.2 innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Cubs.

A hit batsman was the only baserunner the Cubs could muster off Gray until the fifth inning, when Ian Happ drove a double into the gap. Gray was otherwise dominant, backing his strikeout total with 24 called strikes and 13 swinging strikes on 92 total pitches. Through two starts, Gray has maintained a 0.71 ERA while racking up 20 strikeouts across 12.2 innings of work. He's currently scheduled to draw his next start Monday against Cleveland.

July 24, 2020 10:16 PM
Reds' Sonny Gray: Dominant in Opening Day win
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Gray (1-0) gave up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out nine over six innings in a win over the Tigers on Friday.

C.J. Cron golfed a low pitch for a home run, but otherwise the Tigers couldn't touch Gray. The right-hander induced ugly swing after ugly swing and froze hitters with late movement on his pitches. While Gray was not treated as a fantasy ace during draft season, he's been getting closer to that conversation seemingly with every start since joining Cincinnati prior to the 2019 season. Up next is a home start against the Cubs on Wednesday.

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