Tony Cingrani RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Cingrani retired both the batters he faced while striking out one to earn his third save Sunday against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cingrani had a five-run lead, but came into the game with the bases loaded, which qualified as a save situation. After blowing a save in his last outing, he rebounded nicely, and lowered his ERA to 3.18.

Tony Cingrani RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Cingrani was brought in to pitch the eighth inning Wednesday and gave up a game-tying homer to Josh Harrison.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Reds manager Bryan Price earlier said that both Cingrani and Ross Ohlendorf would share the eighth and ninth inning, and he followed through with that Wednesday by having Cingrani pitch the eighth and Ohlendorf in the ninth. This was the first homer allowed by Cingrani this season.

Tony Cingrani RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Cingrani allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his second save of the season on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cingrani now has saves in consecutive appearances, making him the closer of choice in Cincinnati for the time being. The lefty has a strong 2.93 ERA, but has allowed 10 walks compared to just 13 strikeouts in 15.1 innings this year.

Tony Cingrani RP CIN 3 weeks ago

Though Cingrani got the save Friday, he doesn't have a defined role as the closer, nor does anyone else in the bullpen have a set role. "Because it's somewhat of a non-specified bullpen at this time, all of these guys are expecting to pitch at almost any point in time of the game," said manager Bryan Price. "For me, that's a good thing."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Of course, with the Reds bullpen pitching as poorly as it has, having allowed runs in 24 of 25 games, it makes sense that no one has earned the right to have a set role.

Tony Cingrani RP CIN 3 weeks ago

Cingrani notched his first career save in Friday's 5-1 victory over the Brewers, surrendering only a hit and a walk over 1.2 innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 26-year-old's milestone fittingly secured starter Tim Adleman's first career victory in the process. Cingrani has been solid for the Reds this season, having successfully converted six straight hold opportunities prior to Friday's save. He figures to continue plenty of middle-to-late relief opportunities, along with the occasional save chance.

Tony Cingrani RP CIN 1 month ago

Cingrani (0-2) allowed two hits, including a triple in .2 innings of work while taking the loss in Tuesday's 4-3 defeat against the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was an unfortunate situation for the Reds as they entered the seventh with a three-run lead. However, starter Brandon Finnegan allowed a three-run shot by Yoenis Cespedes to tie the game. Cingrani came in and allowed a triple to Curtis Granderson who was then brought in by a David Wright single.

Tony Cingrani RP CIN 1 month ago

Cingrani combined with Blake Wood to blow a lead against the Rockies on Wednesday in the eighth inning. He walked two and allowed a hit, a bloop double by Ben Paulsen that tied the game.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cingrani is being considered as part of the Reds' closer committee, but that he's the Reds' only left-handed reliever is a factor for manager Bryan Price. "I want to define that role so there's some clarity on how I'm going to use Tony Cingrani," Price said. "If I can think about moving Cingrani up into that [closer's] role, I have no left-handed pitching, no situational [lefty]. ... I hate to say there's ambiguity, but you can only stay with defined roles for so long, and really with the exception of J.J., there hasn't been any defined roles this year."

Tony Cingrani RP CIN 1 month ago

Cingrani could be in the running for saves, now that manager Bryan Price said Tuesday he will sleep on whether or not stick with J.J. Hoover as the team's closer, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hoover has been awful this season, but It's a complicated situation. Cingrani leads the team with four holds, but is also the lone lefty in the bullpen, and has five walks in 5.2 innings. Still, this is not a typical bullpen in terms of talent, so drastic measures may need to be taken. For those in desperate need of saves, Cingrani could be worth a flyer in advance of some clarification from Price on the closer job Wednesday.

Tony Cingrani RP CIN 1 month ago

Cingrani gave up two runs Monday against the Cubs, allowing a hit, a walk and a HBP while retiring two hitters in getting the loss.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Even though he didn't allow the big hit that actually put the Cubs ahead (a three-run homer by Addison Russell that came against Jumbo Diaz), Cingrani earned that loss nonetheless. The hit he allowed came with two outs in the seventh, a two-run single by Jason Heyward that allowed two runners inherited from Brandon Finnegan to score. And his wildness in the eighth inning set the table for Diaz.

Tony Cingrani RP CIN 2 months ago

Through six outings covering eight innings this spring, Cingrani has not allowed a run, striking out 10 while walking three. He's close to locking down a bullpen spot in the Reds' Opening Day roster.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With his excellent fastball and limited offspeed repertoire, Cingrani is a better fit in the bullpen than as a starter. He could be an alternative to close in lieu of J.J. Hoover, but first he needs an extended run of success.