On Thursday, August 2nd – the Cincinnati Reds opened a four game series in Washington against the Nationals with a 10-4 loss. Eugenio Suarez had a two-run homer and Jose Peraza had a two-run double for the Reds.
On Friday, August 3rd, it’s game two of the series. Airtime is at 6:35 p.m., with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. on WTLO AM 1480/97.7 FM.
On Thursday – the Lexington Legends opened a weekend series In Lakewood with a 4-0 shutout over the Blue Claws.
In UK basketball news – Dontaie Allen became the first in-state player to commit to play basketball for UK in more than 5 years. Allen is a 6’6” forward from Pendleton County. He’s ranked as a Top 100 recruit in the nation. He averaged 31.8 points per game and 11.4 rebounds as a junior last season. He is the first in-state commitment since Madison Central ‘s Dominique Hawkins more than five years ago.
Kentucky basketball also announced that the team will play two preseason exhibition games at Rupp Arena – October 26th against Transylvania and November 2nd against Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The basketball Cats begin a series of exhibition games in the Bahamas August 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th. All games are broadcast on the SEC Network.