2020 Cincinnati Reds
National League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record31–29 (.517)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Bob Castellini
President of Baseball OperationsDick Williams
General manager(s)Nick Krall
Manager(s)David Bell
Local televisionFox Sports Ohio
(Thom Brennaman, Chris Welsh, George Grande, Jeff Brantley, Jim Day, Jeff Piecoro)
Local radioWLW (700 AM)
Reds Radio Network
(Tommy Thrall, Jeff Brantley, Jim Day, Thom Brennaman, Chris Welsh, Doug Flynn (fill-in), Sam LeCure (fill-in), Danny Graves (fill-in),
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2020 Cincinnati Reds season was the 151st season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 18th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. They made the playoffs as the number 7 seed in the National League, but were swept in two games by the Atlanta Braves in the 2020 National League Wild Card Series. The Braves held the Reds scoreless for all 22 innings in the series, an MLB postseason record.

On March 12, 2020, MLB announced that because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the regular season would be delayed by at least two weeks in addition to the remainder of spring training being cancelled.[1] Four days later, it was announced that the start of the season would be pushed back indefinitely due to the recommendation made by the CDC to restrict events of more than 50 people for eight weeks.[2] On June 23, commissioner Rob Manfred unilaterally implemented a 60-game season. Players reported to training camps on July 1 in order to resume spring training and prepare for a July 24 Opening Day.[3]

The shortened season led to the Reds recording the lowest number of hits (390) by a team in the modern era (since 1901).[4] Their batting average of .212 was the lowest in MLB since the 1910 Chicago White Sox hit .211.[5]

Offseason

Coaching Staff

Signings

Standings

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 34 26 0.567 19–14 15–12
St. Louis Cardinals 30 28 0.517 3 14–13 16–15
Cincinnati Reds 31 29 0.517 3 16–13 15–16
Milwaukee Brewers 29 31 0.483 5 15–14 14–17
Pittsburgh Pirates 19 41 0.317 15 13–19 6–22

If rescheduled games are the difference between the 5–8th seed in the playoffs, they are not played. The Cardinals did not play two games.

National League Wildcard

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 43 17 0.717
Atlanta Braves 35 25 0.583
Chicago Cubs 34 26 0.567


Division 2nd Place W L Pct.
San Diego Padres 37 23 0.617
St. Louis Cardinals 30 28 0.517
Miami Marlins 31 29 0.517


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Cincinnati Reds 31 29 0.517 +2
Milwaukee Brewers 29 31 0.483
San Francisco Giants 29 31 0.483
Philadelphia Phillies 28 32 0.467 1
Washington Nationals 26 34 0.433 3
New York Mets 26 34 0.433 3
Colorado Rockies 26 34 0.433 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 25 35 0.417 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 19 41 0.317 10

Record vs. opponents

Source: NL Standings Head-to-head

Team CHC CIN MIL PIT STL AL
Chicago 6–4 5–5 6–4 5–5 12–8
Cincinnati 4–6 6–4 7–3 4–6 10–10
Milwaukee 5–5 4–6 5–5 5–5 10–10
Pittsburgh 4–6 3–7 5–5 4–6 3–17
St. Louis 5–5 6–4 5–5 6–4 8–10

Game log

Regular season

2020 Game Log: 31–29 (Home: 16–14; Away: 15–15)
July: 2–5 (Home: 2–4; Away: 0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box/Streak
1 July 24 Tigers 7–1 Gray (1–0) Boyd (0–1) 1–0 W1
2 July 25 Tigers 4–6 Farmer (1–0) Iglesias (0–1) Jiménez (1) 1–1 L1
3 July 26 Tigers 2–3 Cisnero (1–0) Lorenzen (0–1) Jiménez (2) 1–2 L2
4 July 27 Cubs 7–8 Lester (1–0) Miley (0–1) Jeffress (1) 1–3 L3
5 July 28 Cubs 5–8 Mills (1–0) Reed (0–1) 1–4 L4
6 July 29 Cubs 12–7 Gray (2–0) Hendricks (1–1) 2–4 W1
July 30 Cubs Postponed (inclement weather). Rescheduled to August 29.
7 July 31 @ Tigers 2–7 Turnbull (1–0) Castillo (0–1) 2–5 L1
August: 13–15 (Home: 5–6; Away: 8–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box/Streak
August 1 @ Tigers Postponed (inclement weather). Rescheduled to August 2.
8 August 2 @ Tigers (1) 4–3 (7) Iglesias (1–0) Jiménez (0–1) 3–5 W1
9 August 2 @ Tigers (2) 4–0 (7) Bauer (1–0) Norris (0–1) 4–5 W2
10 August 3 Indians 3–2 Gray (3–0) Plesac (0–1) Iglesias (1) 5–5 W3
11 August 4 Indians 2–4 Bieber (3–0) Jones (0–1) Hand (3) 5–6 L1
12 August 5 @ Indians 0–2 Clevinger (1–1) Antone (0–1) Hand (4) 5–7 L2
13 August 6 @ Indians 0–13 Carrasco (2–1) Castillo (0–2) 5–8 L3
14 August 7 @ Brewers 8–3 Bauer (2–0) Lauer (0–1) 6–8 W1
15 August 8 @ Brewers 4–1 DeSclafani (1–0) Anderson (0–1) Iglesias (2) 7–8 W2
16 August 9 @ Brewers 3–9 Suter (2–0) Gray (3–1) 7–9 L1
17 August 11 Royals 6–5 (10) Sims (1–0) Staumont (0–1) 8–9 W1
18 August 12 Royals 4–5 Keller (2–0) Miley (0–2) Rosenthal (4) 8–10 L1
19 August 13 Pirates 6–9 Williams (1–3) DeSclafani (1–1) 8–11 L2
20 August 14 Pirates 8–1 Gray (4–1) Kuhl (0–1) 9–11 W1
August 15 Pirates Postponed (COVID-19). Rescheduled to September 4.
August 16 Pirates Postponed (COVID-19). Rescheduled to September 14.
August 18 @ Royals Postponed (COVID-19). Rescheduled to August 19.
21 August 19 @ Royals (1) 0–4 (7) Keller (3–0) Castillo (0–3) Rosenthal (6) 9–12 L1
22 August 19 @ Royals (2) 5–0 (7) Bauer (3–0) Harvey (0–1) 10–12 W1
23 August 20 @ Cardinals 4–5 Elledge (1–0) Iglesias (1–2) 10–13 L1
24 August 21 @ Cardinals 4–2 Lorenzen (1–1) Cabrera (1–1) Iglesias (3) 11–13 W1
25 August 22 @ Cardinals 0–3 Kim (1–0) Miley (0–3) Gallegos (1) 11–14 L1
26 August 23 @ Cardinals 2–6 Cabrera (2–1) Mahle (0–1) 11–15 L2
27 August 24 @ Brewers 2–4 Anderson (2–2) Bauer (3–1) Hader (6) 11–16 L3
28 August 25 @ Brewers 2–3 Woodruff (2–2) Castillo (0–4) Hader (7) 11–17 L4
August 26 @ Brewers Postponed (Boycotts due to Jacob Blake shooting). Rescheduled to August 27.
29 August 27 @ Brewers (1) 6–1 (7) Gray (5–1) Houser (1–3) 12–17 W1
30 August 27 @ Brewers (2) 6–0 (7) Sims (2–0) Lindblom (1–2) 13–17 W2
31 August 28 Cubs 6–5 Mahle (1–1) Hendricks (3–4) Iglesias (4) 14–17 W3
32 August 29 Cubs (1) 0–3 (7) Darvish (6–1) Bauer (3–2) Jeffress (4) 14–18 L1
33 August 29 Cubs (2) 6–5 (7) Kuhnel (1–0) Kimbrel (0–1) 15–18 W1
34 August 30 Cubs 1–10 Rea (1–0) Castillo (0–5) 15–19 L1
35 August 31 Cardinals 5–7 Hudson (1–2) DeSclafani (1–2) Gallegos (2) 15–20 L2
September: 16–9 (Home: 9–4; Away: 7–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box/Streak
36 September 1 Cardinals 2–16 Kim (2–0) Gray (5–2) 15–21 L3
37 September 2 Cardinals 4–3 Iglesias (2–2) Gallegos (1–1) 16–21 W1
38 September 4 @ Pirates (1) 4–2 (7) Castillo (1–5) Brault (0–2) Iglesias (5) 17–21 W2
39 September 4 Pirates (2) 3–4 (7) Howard (2–1) Bauer (3–3) Rodríguez (3) 17–22 L1
40 September 5 @ Pirates 6–2 Garrett (1–0) Williams (1–6) 18–22 W1
41 September 6 @ Pirates 2–3 Rodríguez (1–2) Iglesias (2–3) 18–23 L1
42 September 8 @ Cubs 0–3 Mills (4–3) Mahle (1–2) Jeffress (6) 18–24 L2
43 September 9 @ Cubs 3–0 Bauer (4–3) Darvish (7–2) Iglesias (6) 19–24 W1
44 September 10 @ Cubs 5–8 Ryan (1-0) Gray (5–3) Jeffress (7) 19–25 L1
45 September 11 @ Cardinals 3–1 Castillo (2–5) Wainwright (4–1) 20–25 W1
46 September 12 @ Cardinals 1–7 Hudson (3–2) Antone (0–2) 20–26 L1
47 September 13 @ Cardinals 10–5 Bradley (2–0) Gant (0–3) Iglesias (7) 21–26 W1
48 September 14 Pirates (1) 3–1 (7) Iglesias (3–3) Howard (2–2) 22–26 W2
49 September 14 Pirates (2) 9–4 (7) Romano (1–0) Turley (0–2) 23–26 W3
50 September 15 Pirates 4–1 Lorenzen (2–1) Musgrove (0–5) Garrett (1) 24–26 W4
51 September 16 Pirates 1–0 Castillo (3–5) Brubaker (1–2) Iglesias (8) 25–26 W5
52 September 18 White Sox 7–1 Mahle (2–2) Stiever (0–1) 26–26 W6
53 September 19 White Sox 0–5 Foster (5–0) Bauer (4–4) 26–27 L1
54 September 20 White Sox 7–3 Sims (3–0) Cease (5–3) 27–27 W1
55 September 21 Brewers 6–3 Castillo (4–5) Woodruff (2–5) 28–27 W2
56 September 22 Brewers 2–3 Anderson (4–3) Antone (0–3) Hader (11) 28–28 L1
57 September 23 Brewers 6–1 Bauer (5–4) Houser (1–6) 29–28 W1
58 September 25 @ Twins 7–2 Lorenzen (3–1) Berríos (5–4) 30–28 W2
59 September 26 @ Twins 3–7 Clippard (2–1) Castillo (4–6) 30–29 L1
60 September 27 @ Twins 5–3 (10) Iglesias (4–3) Romo (1–3) 31–29 W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Reds team member

Postseason

2020 Postseason Game Log: 0–2 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–2)
NL Wild Card Series: 0–2 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box/Streak
1 September 30 @ Braves 0–1 (13) Minter (1–0) Bradley (0–1) 0–1 L1
2 October 1 @ Braves 0–5 Anderson (1–0) Castillo (0–2) 0–2 L2

Roster

2020 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Bats International League
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League
A Daytona Tortugas Florida State League
A Dayton Dragons Midwest League
A-Rookie Advanced Billings Mustangs Pioneer League
A-Rookie Advanced Greeneville Reds Appalachian League
Rookie AZL Reds Arizona League
Rookie DSL Reds Dominican Summer League

References

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