It was a great day to be a Cincinnati Reds fan.
Monday night the Reds opened their penultimate regular season series by defeating the Brewers 6-3 behind another excellent performance from Luis Castillo and four home runs. The win moved the Reds into a tie for second place in the NL Central (well, essentially a tie; they trail by just by a few percentage points) with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The good news doesn’t end there. The four teams chasing Cincinnati to secure a playoff spot — Marlins, Phillies, Giants, Mets — all lost on Monday. The Reds currently hold the seven seed but there’s still room to improve with five games remaining. Tonight Sonny Gray makes his triumphant return to the mound for game two against the Brew crew. First pitch is set for 6:40 pm ET and you can catch all of the action at KSBar and Grille.
We have a Depth Chart!
The first Kentucky football game week of 2020 kicked off on Monday. Before Mark Stoops met with the media he unveiled the Wildcats depth chart, featuring two true freshmen from the Commonwealth.
As you can see, Joey Gatewood has been omitted from the depth chart. Mark Stoops did not have any updates on the Auburn transfer’s status. He denied any sort of “gentleman’s agreement” with Auburn to sideline Gatewood this Saturday. Nevertheless, they’re moving forward as though he will be unable to play this weekend.
But wait — there’s more! Stoops spoke for an hour on last night’s call-in show and Jack Pilgrim has gathered everything you need to know.
Listen to a New KSR Football Podcast
Charles Walker and Freddie Maggard joined me and Drew Franklin for a game week edition of the KSR Football Podcast, kicking off our football podcast lineup that will give you new content almost every day of the week leading into each game.
- Monday: KSR Football Podcast
- Tuesday: 11 Personnel
- Wednesday: Free Money with Matt and Drew
- Thursday: The Depth Chart Podcast with Freddie Maggard
Go Inside the Play with Kavosiey Smoke
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— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 21, 2020
Western Conference Finals Return
Anthony Davis lifted the Lakers to a 2-0 lead over the Nuggets by scoring LA’s final 10 points and burying a buzzer-beating three. Will they bring their brooms to the Bubble for a sweep? Game three tips off in Orlando tonight at 9 pm ET on TNT.
UK Men’s Soccer Defeats Duke
Once again the Wildcats proved they are far superior to the Blue Devils in every conceivable way, defeating Duke 4-2 Monday night at The Bell.
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?????: Kentucky Outshines Duke 4-2 In Home Opener. #WeAreUK
— Kentucky Men’s Soccer (@UKMensSoccer) September 22, 2020
Louisville Declares State of Emergency
The state’s largest city is preparing for chaos. The Kentucky attorney general’s office has not said when it will publicly make a decision in the Breonna Taylor case, but Louisville is still taking extensive measures to prepare for a potentially violent response. A state of emergency was declared Monday afternoon, all first responders will be on duty for the next two to three days and downtown has been barricaded from Second to Ninth Street and Market to Broadway. These are the only entrance and exit points available for those who work and live in the area:
- Inbound: 9th & Chestnut, 2nd & Jefferson, 8th & Market, and 7th & Broadway.
- Outbound: 9th & Jefferson, 3rd & Market, 4th & Broadway, 2nd & Chestnut
Magoffin County Day on KSR
The KSR County Spotlight is heading to Salyersville at 10 am ET. Don’t miss it.