MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Reds this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.
Sept. 15: Pirates 5, Reds 4 -- Take 1st base ... the hard way
Cincinnati hitters have been hit 96 times this season after Jonathan India and Tucker Barnhart were plunked in the middle game against the Bucs. That's the second-most in the Majors, two behind the Dodgers' 98 entering play on Wednesday, and a Reds franchise record. India has been hit a team-leading 20 times and is third amongst MLB hitters behind Seattle's Ty France and Oakland's Mark Canha, each with 23. India drove in Barnhart with a sacrifice fly after Barnhart reached on a hit-by-pitch in the seventh.
Sept. 14: Pirates 6, Reds 5 -- Miley's September struggles
Wade Miley now has a 6.46 ERA through three starts in September. This month has been the toughest of the 2021 season for Miley, who posted a 16.68 ERA in September 2019, his last full season as a starter. In his career, the lefty has a higher ERA in September than in any other month.
Sept. 12: Cardinals 2, Reds 0 -- Bats sustain rare blanking
The Reds were shut out for the 11th time this season. Having scored 64 runs over their last 18 games, it was the first time they've been blanked since July 21.
Sept. 11: Cardinals 6, Reds 4 -- A rookie tone-setter ... with pop!
In the third inning, Jonathan India hit a two-run home run to center field. It was India's 20th homer of the season, which is second most among rookies in the National League. India has hit safely in seven of his last nine games -- including five two-hit performances. During this stretch, he is batting 12-for-35 (.343) with three homers and four doubles.
Sept. 10: Reds 4, Cardinals 2 -- Matching A-Rod, passing Frank
With his home run in the top of the fourth inning, on his 38th birthday, Joey Votto became the oldest player to hit a homer on his birthday since a 40-year-old Alex Rodriguez did it for the Yankees on July 27, 2015. It was also career homer No. 325 for Votto, who moved past Frank Robinson for second on Cincinnati's all-time list. Johnny Bench is the club's all-time leader with 389.
Sept. 8: Cubs 4, Reds 1 -- Mr. Robinson, you have HR company
With his solo home run in the top of the fourth inning, Joey Votto reached 324 homers for his career. That tied Votto with Hall of Famer Frank Robinson for second on the franchise's all-time home run list. It also marked the end of Votto's season-high 16-game streak without a homer.
Sept. 7: Reds 4, Cubs 3 -- India helps deliver historic spark
When Jonathan India led off the game with a home run to center field, it marked Cincinnati's 12th leadoff homer of the season. Not only did it extend the club's single-season record, but it also tied several clubs for the all-time National League record. The Nationals also have 12 leadoff homers in 2021. A rookie, India has five of the Reds' leadoff homers.
Sept. 6: Cubs 4, Reds 3 -- Castellanos reaches 35 doubles
Nick Castellanos hit a pair doubles in the game. The first came with two outs against Justin Steele in the first inning. The other came against Steele in the top of the sixth inning. It gave Castellanos 35 doubles for the season, which is second in the National League. It's the fourth time the right fielder has hit 35 doubles in a season and his sixth over 30. Castellanos' career-high for a season is 58 doubles for the Tigers and Cubs in 2019.
Sept. 5: Tigers 4, Reds 1 -- Naquin keeps opponents honest
In the eighth inning, center fielder Tyler Naquin recorded two assists by helping to nab Tigers on the bases. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Naquin became the first Reds outfielder with multiple assists in an inning since Bobby Tolan in the ninth inning of a July 29, 1972, game vs. the Padres. Cincinnati went on to lose that game in 17 innings.
Sept. 4: Reds 7, Tigers 4 -- Can't cut down The Punisher's power
With his three-run home run in the fifth inning, Aristides Aquino ended a 13-game stretch without hitting a homer. The hit also snapped a 2-for-33 slump.
Sept. 3: Tigers 15, Reds 5 -- India's power stroke heating up
After homering in the fifth inning, Jonathan India has 12 homers since the All-Star break. For the season, his OPS stands at .837. India is trying to become only the third Reds rookie to ever produce at least 10 homers after the All-Star break and finish with an OPS of at least .900 (Adam Dunn in 2001, Joey Votto in '08).
Sept. 1: Cardinals 5, Reds 4 (Game 1); Reds 12, Cardinals 2 (Game 2) -- 6 RBIs in first two innings
With his second-inning grand slam in Game 2 -- his second homer of the night -- Nick Castellanos became the first Reds player to collect six RBIs in the first two innings of a game since the RBI became an official statistic in 1920.