Cincinnati Reds: Another rally, Scott Schebler hurt and more

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds throws to first base against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds throws to first base against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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Good morning and welcome to a Sunday edition of Blog Red Machine’s news and notes. The Cincinnati Reds rallied to beat the Cardinals and secure a series win, Scott Schebler got dinged up and more.

The Cincinnati Reds sent the Cardinals’ fans home wet and disappointed. After the game was delayed twice for inclement weather, the Reds rallied late to ensure yet another series win. They’ll go head-to-head with St. Louis today in the series finale. After that most of the Reds players and staff will enjoy the All-Star Break before getting back at it next week against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Reds overcome rain and deficit. The Cincinnati Reds rallied once again, this time it was against the St. Louis Cardinals following a rain delay. The Reds trailed the Cardinals 0-2 after a one hour and 51-minute rain delay.

However, as they’ve shown over the last two months, the Redlegs are never out of a game. Scooter Gennett‘s RBI double in the sixth inning scored Joey Votto bringing the Reds within a run. A 4-run seventh, in which Cincinnati brought nine batters to the plate, helped the Reds seal the deal. They played add-on in the eighth and ninth innings, scored eight unanswered runs, and defeated St. Louis 8-2.

The victory runs Cincinnati’s streak against St. Louis to three straight games and they’re guaranteed a winning road trip. The Reds close out the series against the Cardinals this afternoon.

Schebler injured. Scott Schebler left Saturday’s game against the Cardinals after running into the outfield wall. A Yadier Molina drive to deep right field, which Schebler caught, caused him to crash awkwardly into the wall.

Schebler flipped the ball to Billy Hamilton in order to get the ball back into the infield, but Schebler remained down after the play. He exited the game and was replaced by Adam Duvall, who took over in left field, and Jesse Winker took Schebler’s spot in right.

X-rays were negative, but the injury will likely keep Schebler out of Sunday’s finale. After the All-Star Break, barring any complications, the Reds expect Schebler to be back on the field.

Matheny fired. In an odd turn of events, Cardinals’ manager was fired after Saturday’s loss to the Reds. Matheny had been the Cardinals’ manager since taking over for Tony LaRussa in 2012. Mathey’s record with St. Louis was 591-474.

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Mathey will be replaced by interim manager Mike Shildt, who was the bench coach under Matheny. Hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Muelle were also dismissed.