Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Miami 2
Cincinnati 1

W: M. Dunn (1-0)
L: A. Chapman (2-1)
S: S. Cishek (1)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–Mat Latos, once again, looked very strong. Latos threw seven innings, allowed one run on six hits, striking out ten and walking just one (he also connected for a double). He doesn’t yet have a decision in four starts this season, but Latos’ ERA is down to 2.73 and he’s looking like an ace.

–Jonathan Broxton pitched a perfect eighth inning.

NEGATIVES
–Aroldis Chapman gave up a ninth inning homer (on a not-particularly-good high fastball) to Justin Ruggiano to lose the game. It happens. Unfortunately.

–The offense only mustered five hits and one run. Joey Votto didn’t reach base for the first time this season, and while I’m not particularly worried about the big guy, he did look pretty bad tonight.

NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS
–Four game winning streak snapped. Oh well. Get ’em tomorrow, Redlegs.

Source: FanGraphs