|Miami Marlins (29-40)||0||4||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (31-35)||5||9||0|
|W: Leake (4-4) L: Haren (6-4)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–It all starts with Mike Leake. Leake took a no-hitter into the sixth; in the end, he tossed seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits while striking out seven Marlins.
–Todd Frazier continued his hot hitting, going 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Tucker Barnhart had the same hitting line. Jay Bruce doubled in two runs and walked.
–JJ Hoover pitched a scoreless eighth inning. Pedro Villareal tossed a scoreless ninth.
–Welcome back, Marlon Byrd. Byrd only had one hit, but it was a solo homer in the first that gave the Reds a lead they would never relinquish.
–Green jerseys and green hats! And a three-game winning streak!
–How good has JJ Hoover been this year? As noted by Trent, Hoover hasn’t allowed a run in 28 of his 31 appearances this season. Despite the general consensus entering this season, it’s almost like he’s a good pitcher or something.
–The Reds have won 10 of 13 against the Marlins. Can we play them every day?
–Bruce is 8 for 12 in his last three games. On the season, he’s now hitting .233/.341/.430, a far cry from his stats a month ago. His wRC+ is now 111. Amazing to see how quickly he has brought his numbers up to above-average production. Love this guy (especially when he’s hitting like he is currently).
–Anthony DeSclafani will pitch against his old team tomorrow. I hope he beats them.