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Fox Sports Ohio to replay key games from Reds’ 2019

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

CINCINNATI — The shutdown of sports at all levels in America due to the coronavirus has fans starving to watch a game.
Any game.
Fox Sports Ohio will try and help ease some of void for Cincinnati Reds’ fans by airing some key games from the 2019 season.
Since the 2020 season’s start remains in limbo, Fox Sports will try to air some games that will focus on the record-setting performances of Eugenio Suarez and Aristides Aquino plus others Reds’ standouts like Joey Votton, Nick Senzel, Luis Castillo, Luis Castillo and Michael Lorenzen.
The current schedule of games is set to begin at 8 p.m. on Sunday with the Reds-Chicago Cubs game from Aug. 10 when Aquino clubbed three home runs in his first three at-bats to key a 10-1 romp.
That game will be followed by a game at 8 p.m. on Wednesday with a walk-off win over the Houston Astros.
In that game, the Reds trailed the eventual World Series champions 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth only to rally for the win.
Since the game was in Cincinnati, the Astros didn’t have the chance to bang on trash cans to tip pitches.
There’s a quick turnaround for the next game as Fox replays the Opening Day game at 1 p.m. on Thursday.
That game featured Derek Dietrich’s home run in his Reds’ debut.
José Peraza hit a seventh-inning solo homer and Dietrich added a three-run shot that gave Cincinnati a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the sold-out opener at Great American Ball Park.
The 1 p.m. game will be the first of a tripleheader as the Reds face the Astros at 4 p.m. in a game from June 19 and then at 7 p.m. replay of the season opener.
The next Reds’ telecast will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday as Suarez shows off is power with a pair of home runs in a game at Milwaukee from July 22.
Sunday will also be a doubleheader day.
Suarez — who belted 49 home runs last season — had another two home run game against the Brewers as the Reds won 6-5 at Miller Park and that game will replay at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Besides the 2019 replays, YouTube is airing the top five games for each major league team.
Here is the list of Reds’ game airing on YouTube including Game 4 of the 1990 World Series when Cincinnati swept the heavily-favored Oakland A’s.
• An upset over the A’s (Oct. 20, 1990, World Series Game 4): Cincinnati stuns the powerhouse A’s, who were playing in their third straight World Series, completing the sweep in Oakland for its first world championship since 1976.
• Bruce clinches the Central (Sept. 28, 2010): Jay Bruce leads off the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off home run, pushing the Reds past the Astros and clinching the division title for Cincinnati.
• Worth the wait (May 13, 2012): Following a 3-hour, 36-minute rain delay ahead of first pitch, Joey Votto knocks three homers — including a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning — to deliver a thrilling 9-6 win over Washington.
• Homer’s first no-no (Sept. 28, 2012): With manager Dusty Baker away from the team while recovering from a stroke, Homer Bailey lifts his club by pitching the 15th no-hitter in Reds franchise history.
• Lorenzen’s emotional homer (Aug. 19, 2016): Just back from bereavement leave following the death of his father, reliever Michael Lorenzen pitches 1 2/3 scoreless innings and hits a seventh-inning homer, garnering a curtain call from the Great American Ball Park crowd.