Eugenio Suarez feels really good after his game in Louisville Doug Gray April 24, 2018 13 Comments Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez began his rehab assignment tonight with the Louisville Bats. He’s coming off a broken thumb that has cost him a little over two weeks of playing time. In the game he made several plays on the defensive side of the ball, with one nice one where he had to come in on a chopper, and another on a hard hit ball down the line. At the plate he went 1-2 with an opposite field line drive double, and he drew two walks. Here’s what he had to say after the game. 13 Responses Simon Cowell April 24, 2018 Unreal how fast he is coming back from a broken thumb. For others this could take up to half of a year. Rich H April 25, 2018 Love Geno, so glad he signed that contract and is (hopefully) gonna be around for a while. REALLY good (I would say underrated) move getting that deal done this year. Feels like he is gonna be able to help really fill not just the positional or lineup void the departure of guys like Frazier and Bruce left, but also the clubhouse presence and fan connection those guys had. theRickDeLux April 25, 2018 Is he wearing or doing anything specific to protect the thumb from re-injury? Or is it a matter of being unlucky if he gets hit again? Doug Gray April 25, 2018 He’s not wearing any brace or anything. If you look at the photo at the top of the article he’s wearing one of those “rings”, but a lot of guys wear those. jim t April 25, 2018 Doug have you heard any news on Lorenzen? Matthew O'Neal April 25, 2018 Mark Sheldon had an article with updates yesterday. Here’s what he had on Lorenzen: “Bullpen session next for Lorenzen It will still be a while before injured Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen emerges from the bullpen during a Major League game. But he will throw a bullpen session before Wednesday’s game, his first work off a mound since Spring Training. Lorenzen has been out since mid-March because a strained right teres major muscle near his shoulder. “It’s going to be something short, just to get me [going],” Lorenzen said on Tuesday. After being restricted to long toss for a while, Lorenzen was glad to have graduated to a mound. “Especially when you should have graduated a while ago,” Lorenzen said. “But I’m not an expert in that field — I am just going off based on how I feel. And it’s a good thing that I feel this way.” Cinvenfan April 25, 2018 Finally some hope. Eugenio and Tucker (and Senzel) are the core this team has to build around. The young pitchers starting to settle down and some health (!) will make this team kind of fun to watch the rest of the season. The Duke April 25, 2018 Can’t wait to get Suarez back. In the meantime, I hope Blandino starts at 3B every game. He has a 4 game hit streak going, 2 of those multi-hit games. icehole3 April 25, 2018 I love Blandino, he’s a sparkplug The Duke April 25, 2018 I hope he sticks around as sort of an infield version of Chris Heisey once Suarez and Senzel are both up. Get starts all over the IF whenever a guy has a day off. He should be the primary backup at 3B, 2B, SS, and 1B (which I think he could handle) and used as a pinch hitter on a regular basis. I think he could still get 250+ at bats over a season even if no one gets hurt. Gilbert Keith Chesterton April 25, 2018 Hopefully they can get Suarez rehabbing on the Nintendo. The thumb workout on the controller should strengthen it right up. Big B April 25, 2018 Doug – Had some free time today, watched a lot of the game. I thought Jimmy Herget looked good today. You? Doug Gray April 26, 2018 He’s good. The stuff is quality, he mixes things up, he changes his timing (if you watched today, you saw that – one time he paused his motion to mess with the timing of the hitter, and he’ll do that every so often). I was quite surprised he wasn’t the guy they went to instead of Rainey when they made a 40-man move to bring someone up. I have to imagine the next reliever that comes up is Herget if it’s going to be a non-40 man guy (heck, it could be him either way).