Cincinnati Reds: All-Star roster, Matt Harvey solid in loss and more

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 04: Scooter Gennett #3 and Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds congratulate each other after scoring in the 4th inning against the Chicago White Sox at Great American Ball Park on July 4, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 04: Scooter Gennett #3 and Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds congratulate each other after scoring in the 4th inning against the Chicago White Sox at Great American Ball Park on July 4, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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Good morning and welcome to a Sunday edition of Blog Red Machine’s news and notes. The All-Star Game rosters are revealed tonight, Matt Harvey had another solid outing of the Cincinnati Reds and more.

The Cincinnati Reds close out a 3-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Reds lost a tough one against the Cubbies yesterday but will look to rebound and take the series from Chicago before heading to Cleveland.  Let’s take a look at some recent news and notes regarding your Cincinnati Reds.

All-Star rosters revealed tonight. The moment of truth is just around the corner. The rosters for the 2018 All-Star Game will be revealed tonight at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. How many Reds will make the cut and will Scooter Gennett find his way into the starting lineup at second base?

The Cincinnati Reds have 3 legitimate candidates to make this year’s roster. Gennett, Eugenio Suarez, and Joey Votto have all had All-Star caliber seasons. At last check, Gennett was No. 3 in the fan voting behind Ozzie Albies and Javier Baez.

Suarez was No. 4 in the fan vote and well off the pace of Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies. Votto, who was in the mix early on in the voting, has fallen out of the Top 5 among National League first basemen.

All Major League clubs get at least one representative from their team, and Gennett is the most deserving candidate from the Reds squad. However, Suarez could make the All-Star team as well. Then there’s always the Final Vote ballot. Maybe Votto sneaks his way onto the roster that way.

Harvey had another solid start but doesn’t get the win. Matt Harvey will be credited with two earned runs against the Cubs Saturday, but one could argue that he only deserved one. Scott Schebler misplayed a ball in the outfield that he lost in the sun that was scored as a double.

Harvey went 5.2 innings, allowed 2 earned runs on 9 hits, with 4 strikeouts and 2 walks. Over his last 4 games, Harvey has allowed only 5 earned runs over 20 innings of work.

Dilson Herrera called up from Triple-A. The Cincinnati Reds called up second baseman Dilson Herrera from Triple-A Louisville to take the spot of Cody Reed who was sent down after one day with the big league club.

Herrera took the vacancy at second base after Nick Senzel went to the disabled list. Hererra was slashing .297/.367/.465 this season with the Bats. This is Hererra’s first call-up to the Major League level since 2015 when he played for the New York Mets.

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Next up. The Reds close out their series with the Cubs on Sunday at 2:20 PM ET. Luis Castillo gets the ball for Cincinnati. Following that game, the Reds will head to Cleveland for a 3-game series with their in-state rival, the Cleveland Indians.