The Reds were shutout for the 17th time in 2014 on Wednesday night.  Daniel Corinco got off to a strong start for the Reds, but was unable to get out of the 5th inning. Kyle Lohse dominated the Reds offense, pitching a complete game shutout in his final start of 2014.

Final R H E
 Cincinnati Reds (73-85) 0 2 1
 Milwaukee Brewers (81-77) 5 6 0
W: Lohse (13-9) L: Corcino (0-2)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Photos | Game Thread

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Biggest Play of the Game

According to Fangraphs WPA statistic (winning percentage added), the most important play of the game was Carlos Gomez RBI double in the 5th inning off Daniel Corcino, giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead. The Brewers then had runners on 1st and 3rd with 1 out. That play decreased the Reds chances of winning by 11.0% (from 27.0% to 16.0%).

Other important plays (+/- indicates how much each play increased or decreased the Reds chances of winning):

  • +5.2%: 5th inning – Hoover got Lucroy to fly out. Bases loaded, 2 outs.
  • +4.9%: 5th inning – Hoover struck out Ramirez to end the inning. Brewers leave the bases loaded.
  • -11.4%: 4th inning – Weeks RBI single off Corcino. Brewers lead 1-0.
  • -8.0%: 8th inning – Segura’s RBI double off Dennick. Brewers lead 4-0. Runners 1st & 2nd, 1 out.
  • -5.2%: 4th inning – Ramirez doubled with 1 out.

Player of the Game

Kyle Lohse: 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1.79 FIP, 0.42 WPA


J.J. Hoover came into the game in the 5th inning with 1 out, and the bases loaded. Hoover got Lucroy to fly out (no sac fly), and struck out Ramirez to end the inning. If you thought Hoover hadn’t done all that well in bases loaded situations this year, you would be right. Hoover entered tonight allowing 10 total runs in 10 bases loaded situations this season.

Another day, another incredible play by Billy Hamilton. I mean seriously, how incredible is this guy defensively? My mind can’t even fathom that Hamilton played his FIRST PROFESSIONAL GAME IN CF IN APRIL OF 2013. The reaction by Daniel Corcino was pretty awesome too. It sure doesn’t look like these two guys have mailed in the rest of this season.




The Reds offense was shutout for the 17th time in 2014. That is the most times the Reds have been shutout in a season since 1943.

The Brewers walked 10 times tonight, while the Reds didn’t walk once. That is not good.

From our good friend Joel Luckhaupt: “17 games with 3 or fewer hits for Reds hitters this season, extending the franchise most since at least 1914. Next closest: 13 – 1967, 1984.”

Ryan Dennick had a bad night. He allowed 3 ER on 1 H and 2 BB in the 8th inning. Dennick’s ERA jumped to 13.50, but he still has a way to go to catch Trevor Bell, and his 67.50 ERA in 2014.

Unfortunately, after Billy Hamilton made that amazing catch above, he left the game with a mild concussion in the following inning.

Not so random thoughts…..

Daniel Corcino pitched very well through the first three innings. He allowed a run in the fourth inning, and then loaded the bases and exited the game in the fifth inning. Tonight was Corcino’s final start of the season, and all in all, I think it was a fairly successful trial in the big leagues for him. Corcino certainly showed flashes of why he was the Reds #4 rated prospect according to Baseball America back in 2012. Corcino struck out 15 batters in 18.2 IP (7.23 K/9).

Tonight was most likely my last recap of this season. To all the loyal readers of Redleg Nation, thanks for putting up with me this season. It has been a blast (well, except for the actual games that I did the recap for).