After trying baseball for a game without hitting a couple home runs, the Cincinnati Reds decided their project worked better with the long ball, as Joey Votto, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce continue to carry the team’s offense. The latter two homered and Votto scored the easy way on both. Michael Lorenzen did his thing as the Reds won the series against Mat Latos’ Marlins.

Reds 5, Marlins 2 | FanGraphs Game Info | Vote Frazier

What began a shaky start for Michael Lorenzen became an excellent appearance. The 23-year-old right-hander went seven full innings, striking out five and walking one (intentional). In the fourth inning, Lorenzen struck out Jeff Mathis looking with runners at second and third and one out, allowing him to work out of trouble. Cutting down on walks and increasing strikeouts are important indicators for Lorenzen.

Lorenzen got help from his teammates in the fifth inning on a tremendous relay by Billy Hamilton and Eugenio Suarez to Brayan Peña to nail Dee Gordon at the plate in the fifth inning. Hamilton fielded a double off the centerfield fence, turned and threw a strike to Suarez who flashed a strong arm with a strike to home. Gordon took the chance with no outs and the #3 and #4 hitters coming up.

Lorenzen chipped in at the plate with a two-out, line-drive opposite-field single driving in the Reds fifth run.

If you’re a regular reader of this website, you know that Homer Bailey is my favorite player. I’ve been heartsick to not see him play every fifth game. But watching the Reds new pitchers, particularly Michael Lorenzen, has gone a long way to make up for it.

Joey Votto extended his streak to 29 games for getting on base. Todd Frazier followed up Votto’s walk by depositing his 23rd home run of the season into the first row of the right-centerfield stands. Marlon Byrd and Suarez each had three hits.

J.J. Hoover has now gone two months without giving up an earned run. He mowed down the #3-#4-#5 hitters in the Marlins lineup, including striking out Giancarlo Stanton.

Another 3-run save opportunity for Aroldis Chapman. The game situation in Chapman’s last 11 appearances: Reds ahead by 3, ahead by 3, ahead by 4, ahead by 2, ahead by 4, ahead by 3, ahead by 3, ahead by 1, tie game, ahead by 3 and ahead by 3. /waves tiny “closer rules” pennant/

And the Cardinals lost. Happy Father’s Day everyone!

83 Responses

  1. msanmoore

    Well I missed the final K (and part of Dee Gordon’s) due to the feed freezing. But it looked like Chappy buckled down in the end. Nice win for the good guys.

    • wdwrolen2713

      Is FSO not working well for you either? I have Suddenlink and FSO has been horrible for past week.

      • VaRedsFan

        unrelated to the feed, but the camerawork by FSO leaves a lot to be desired. They follow the ball on deep fly balls, without showing the fielders, and you have no idea whether its a regular fly ball or 10 rows deep.

      • msanmoore

        It was fine all game up until the bottom of the 9th. Could be anything. Just annoying.

  2. msanmoore

    So Steve, what’s the projected number for Byrd and is it AB’s or plate appearances?

    • TomatoTovotto

      A quick calculation (PA = AB + BB) suggests that if he plays the rest of the games, he’s on pace for 553 PAs.

    • Michael E

      Don’t forget HBPs, SFs and SACs…small to be sure, but they can add up to 10. 15 or 20 for most regular hitters (mostly SFs and HBPs of course).

    • Michael E

      A major fail if the Reds keep Byrd and let him get to 550 PAs. They need him gone next year and that $8 million off the books in the worst way. Trade him or platoon him or something…call up Sept 1 rooks and play them heavily and have Byrd on bench 2 of every 5 games.

  3. dradg

    I swear it seems like Aroldis toys with a team before closing them out, like a cat toys with its prey before putting it out of its misery. Striking out the side after walking the bases loaded was the ultimate tease!

    • VaRedsFan

      In this case it was an error, hit and walk.

      • ohiojimw

        Regardless, it does seem like Chapman really struggles to deal with adversity,

  4. Jake

    Lorenzen had a great game, Bruce as well

  5. wizeman

    Bailey also my favorite player. Also really like watching the new pitchers grow. Team is battling. 13 out of last 22. So let’s not give every fifth game away.
    Do not have to be a rocket scientist if you are a Red minor league pitcher to know a spot is open. Stephenson put his big boy pants on and threw 7 dominating innings. 2 hits.. 1 walk.. 10 strikeouts. That is 5 dominating starts out of the past 6.
    Holmberg on the other hand gets rocked against Rochester. Absolutely rocked.

    Miami brought Fernandez from A. Looks like the kid has found his rhythm. It*s time.

  6. Tom Reed

    Always good to win a series. Six big games coming up on the road.

  7. tgarretson82

    Great game, good win! There’s a spot open. Let’s see what Stephenson’s got. Bring him up.

    • I-71_Exile

      I’d wait until JC or Leake are traded. Let him stay in his groove and build some confidence.

    • Vicferrari

      Reds need a 5th starter once this month and 2 x after that until ASB is Iglesias available for any of them?

  8. Art Wayne Austin

    Price noted key members of the team were immersing themselves in extra baseball work outside the normal routine. It is reflecting in the wins lately.

    • Vicferrari

      A month too late if this is a legitimate tesument…

  9. Nick Carrington

    It will be really interesting to watch Suarez the rest of this year. He has a big opportunity. Good to see him get three hits today. Defense looks solid thus far. Lorenzen looks like a potential stud. He is pitching well in the major in his second season as a starting pitcher. That’s really impressive.

    • Vicferrari

      If he is not a legit SS option the Simon trade is a bust

      • Michael E

        Waaaaaay too early to write off Crawford. In three years, we’ll know more, but now, no way. If Simon is league average or better the next couple of seasons, we probably lose the trade, but if Crawford suddenly comes on an reaches his potential and joins the Reds staff…

      • lwblogger2

        Yes, I think Crawford will contribute at some point, at least out of the bullpen as a setup guy/middle guy.

      • redmountain

        No I think there was someone else in that trade who will be contributing in a couple of years, he is on IR right now.

      • Carl Sayre

        I haven’t kept track of what Simon is doing but I have seen his name come across the ticker for lots of runs in less than 3 innings a couple of times now. His trade would not be a bust if he is pitching like his career before last year.

      • Vicferrari

        Numbers looked better year than last season, not sure what you mean by career numbers but this is the 4th straight season he is put up solid numbers. He would be the number 2 considering Leake’s overall disappointing season

      • Vicferrari

        Saturday’s game skewed his numbers ERA jumped from 2.58 to 3.24 with the 7 runs, so he may rebound to his borderline All-Star fluke first half of last season. But Reds really need Suarez to be a long time contributor not just a replacement player. Seems like he is so far, my point was if Suarez does show he can play at this level it is going to be a bad trade (I guess I am not counting on Crawford who will be 24 and never pitching above A ball)

  10. Steve Schoenbaechler

    Bruce seems to be hitting one of his strides again. The last 31 games, before today, his batting line, .309 .411 .527 .938.

    Now, if can keep these stats up, or even close to them, I’m all for keeping him on. But, if this is one of his month long streaks, sorry, I would still be for letting him go.

    • Steve Schoenbaechler

      I can’t help thinking he’s quit hitting for so much power. I believe I’m seeing him trying to just groove the ball some more. And, including today, so the last 32 games, he’s only had 6 HR’s. And, the last 32 games, only 24 K’s. Only considering that pace, that’s about 120 K’s for a season. Bruce doesn’t normally tread in those waters.

      • Nick Carrington

        We will find out if Bruce has actually improved, but you mentioned one key factor: he is striking out less. He is also walking a lot more which is a big factor in why he is striking out less. Bruce is swinging at the fewest pitches out of the strike zone this year as well. Good signs. And his power is only slightly off his normal 30+ homerun pace.

        He has teased before, so he may go through another extended struggle. But he has never walked this much and with fewer strikeouts, we can hope he has turned some type of corner.

      • Vicferrari

        The walk factor is a big deal, so I am not sure if the projected 30 HR’s 6 over 32 games is an insult? Bruce seems to be shown on this site how he is nonperforming or even below average in some set of games, last season seems to justify the haters who ignore the extreme injuries… then those haters want to trade him or someone else who cannot give remotely the same OPS of near .800 which he has consistently shown he can prodiuce

      • pinson343

        Thank you, VicFerrari. I am tired of the Bruce bashing. His OPS is now near his career OPS. His defense has also improved as the season has gone along. Today he took the sweetest swing I’ve seen him take since 2013 when he hit that bomb.

        In the 5 hit game he had 3 hits to left field, and I’m reading here that he’s pull happy.

        Earlier this season, when he was batting .160 without power, an editor here said that only Cozart and Byrd were much off their season projections. So I guess Bruce was supposed to hit about .160 without power ??? Seems like he’s exceeding expectations a bit.

        His improvement this season has not been unusual, under the circumstances. Namely that he came back from knee surgery last year after only 2 weeks, and developed all kinds of bad hitting habits while favoring that knee. For those who criticize the Reds mishandling of injuries, that’s the one you should be leaping on. Price has even admitted it was a major mistake.

        Reminds me of Mark Twain: “The reports of Bruce’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.”

      • pinson343

        PS By “Bruce’s improvement this year” I mean his very slow start and gradual improvement.

    • Michael E

      This is a repeat, Bruce always has a couple of weeks of mashing followed by more crappy hitting for two months…we’ll see if it continues.

      Is he hitting to opposite field more? That is the key with him, if he refuses to do anything but yank outside pitches for lazy grounders and pop outs to second or first, then this is a mirage.

      • Nick Carrington

        Bruce has been hitting for five weeks so longer than you appear to be giving him credit for. I’d argue that his walk and strikeout rate are more important than going the other way. He is hitting less grounders than he ever has, so I don’t think “lazy grounders” is really an issue. Line drive and Hard% among highest of career as well.

        He may indeed go into another classic Bruce slump, but it will most likely be because he starts striking out more again and stops walking because he hits the ball hard when he hits it.

      • pinson343

        In the game where Bruce had 5 hits, 3 of them were to left field. Why make such strong statements when you haven’t been watching ?

      • lwblogger2

        That was great to watch 🙂 As everyone on this site knows, I’m a huge Jay Bruce fan.

  11. Shchi Cossack

    The Reds have completed 68 games. That’s about 40% of the season in the books. The team looks capable of beating the lower-level teams but struggles against the upper-level teams. That shakes out to about a .500 record, 81-81. That will not make the playoffs. The Reds are 5.5 games out of the 2nd wild card slot with with six teams ahead of them.

    Frazier is on pace for 54 HR. That probably won’t happen, but this is Super Todd and anything is possible.

    Votto is on pace for 34 HR. Bruce is on pace for 26 HR. I would not bet against either of those totals by the end of the season.

    Votto is excelling in the #2 hole with Frazier in the #3 hole. Bruce is again establishing himself as a solid #5 hitter (assuming Mesoraco in the #4 hole) with an .800 OPS, more or less.

    The one thing definitely missing (and has been missing for too many seasons now, Choo exception noted) is a reliable, steady leadoff hitter. Hamilton is not and probably will never be an adequate leadoff hitter. His speed and defense make him valuable to the team in the #9 hole, but certainly not in the leadoff position.

    Byrd has played 49 games, averaging 3.9 PA/game. If Byrd averages 3.9 PA/game for the remaining 94 games and plays all 94 games, he will reach 559 PA and will be playing LF for the Reds in 2016 on an $8MM contract and is producing a negative WAR. Way to effectively manage a tight budget…NOT!

    I can’t help but wonder what might have been if Jocketty had taken the $4MM he invested for Byrd in 2015 and used that same $4MM to sign Aoki as a FA. So far Aoki has put up a .383 OBP and a 1.7 WAR for the same $4MM investment used to obtain Byrd, who is putting up a negative WAR for the season. In addition Aoki has a club option for 2016 of $5.5MM, compared to Byrd’s club option of $8MM. Both options vest with 550 PA, but Byrd’s option vests as a player option and Aoki’s option vests as a mutual option. Please do not allow Jocketty or any of his cronies to facilitate any rebuilding effort.

    • Dr. K

      Great post and information. Your final point regarding Aoki vs. Byrd is spot on. I was really surprised when so many on here last year were less than excited about the proposition of Aoki playing LF for the Reds.

      I would really like to see De Jesus get a lot of looks in LF. He started off so well (very small sample size) and I would like to see the young guy get a chance out there. That would prevent Byrd from getting his option automatically picked up and give the Reds an insight as to what they have available in LF.

      Do you think Hamilton could possibly develop as a lead off hitter if he abandoned hitting left handed? As is, I am with you that he doesn’t have the makeup of a lead off hitter, but the need for a quality lead off hitter is so great I think him trying as a solely right handed hitter is worth the try.

      With the youthful pitching and the core lineup that you mentioned, I don’t understand the pessimism regarding 2017. 2016 isn’t likely to go well, but really don’t understand why the Reds couldn’t be contenders in 2017.

      • ohiojimw

        I think things have gone so absurdly bad for the Reds since mid 2013 that with a levelling of injury luck and proper astute move or two they could be a “surprise” team next year.

      • RedAlert

        “Astute move or two ” and Walt do not mix – he’s not capable of doing anything but sitting on his hands

      • pinson343

        I’ve already been thinking the Reds as a surprise team in 2016. Votto-Frazier-Mes-Bruce in the middle of the order sounds good to me. The problem will be the starting rotation. If they trade Cueto (which they must) and Leake, they would need to trade for a starter to contend. I’m hoping they make a surprise move and extend Leake.

        I don’t mention the bullpen because I do not believe that they are going to trade Chapman, and they’ll be OK with him and Hoover and whoever.

      • pinson343

        And of course the Cossack is right about the leadoff hitter issue. Like Dr. K, I wonder how Hamilton could do batting RHed. The question would be whether he could hit RHed pitching.

      • Michael E

        Aoki gave SF a discount. He would not have signed with the Reds for that $4 million fantasy, it was well known and somewhat disappointing, but he wanted to be with the Giants, most likely due to a good chance of World Series, but maybe because of San Fran atmosphere for a Korean player?

        Aoki was never in play, not unless he was given $8 million a year for 2 years or so (which still would be a good deal IF he had career year with the Reds…most likely he’d be hitting .220/.280/.320 with the Reds).

      • lwblogger2

        Should have read your comments before posting mine.

      • lwblogger2

        I meant in reply to Cossack about Bryd vs Aoki.

      • Michael E

        That said, I did not like trading Lively for Byrd. It would have been one thing to sign Byrd for a year in free agency, but trading away a good pitching prospect for an overpaid 38 year old is beyond stupid. If you’re going to give away a pitching prospect, do it for a 28 year old AAA journeyman that still has a little upside or just never got a chance due to logjam at OF for that team.

      • Carl Sayre

        Do you know something about Lively that me and all the scouts that I read don’t? I didn’t read one report that gave Lively any chance to be a major league pitcher. The articles I read made Lively basically a throw in player for a salary dump,at least as much of a dump that anyone would eat.

      • lwblogger2

        Agree with a lot of what you’re saying but I don’t think DeJesus is any sort of answer in LF, even short term. He’s not really a prospect at this point. He’s 28 and most likely the sort of guy who could make a decent MLB living working as a utility player. He’s also playing a corner OF position with a middle infielder’s bat. He’s not really played the outfield before. Don’t get me wrong, he’s done a decent job for the Reds but as with Negron, I wouldn’t get too excited about his long term role in the Majors. He should be a nice utility player for some teams but that’s probably about it.

    • Wizeman

      No way Byrd hits 550. No way he plays 94 games.

      Also. Why wait until either leake or Cueto get traded before pitching Stephenson. “So he can stay in a groove”. That is kind of absurd

      You really think it is better for development to pitch holm berg or axelrod? Jeez

      • Michael E

        Well, no reason to rush Stephenson, especially if it makes him eligible for arbitration a year earlier. Bring him up when that deadline has passed and let him get his feet wet with 5 starts…otherwise, let him keep improving in AAA and be give him a rotation shot in 2016.

      • Vicferrari

        Doesn’t the clock get based on how many days he is on the roster, I thought despite Iglesias being on the opening day roster he will not count as a full year since he spent some time in the minors.

    • Michael E

      Aoki was not going to sign with the Reds for a reasonable deal. He gave San Fran a discount. Had we known Aoki would have a career year (and he is having one) then yeah, most of us would have been thrilled to pay him what he wanted. What he is doing this year he will not do again.

      • Vicferrari

        A lot of players have had a decent few months only to tank in the 2nd half, things kind of even out

    • lwblogger2

      The only thing I’ll say about the Byrd vs Aoki thing is that we aren’t sure what was going on in negotiations. This is pure SPECULATION on my part but this is how I think it went down:

      1) WJ says he wants an OBP guy. He’s looking hard at Aoki but Aoki wants a 2-year deal and ~$8-million per.

      2) Things start getting later in the off-season and a few targets have gone off the board so WJ is starting to get nervous with this hole in LF. He starts talking to the Phillies about Byrd. Byrd had a nice year with some pop in RF for the Phillies in 2014.

      3) The Phils are willing to let Byrd go and WJ gets them to agree to eat half Byrd’s salary for Lively, a pitching prospect; which is an area the Reds have some depth.

      4) WJ checks the price on Aoki, it’s gone down but it’s still above where WJ can fit him in the budget. He’s gotta fill that LF hole and the Phils are ready to make a deal, Aoki still too expensive.

      5) WJ pulls the trigger on the Byrd deal. Not exactly what he wanted but probably choice 2 or 3 and within budget.

      6) Aoki signs with the defending WS champion Giants for $4-million. I’m not sure his price would have gone down to that point for him to play for the Reds.

  12. hof13

    Someone will have to pitch Saturday will be interesting to see who it is. I hear Marquis is available (sarcasm)

    • Indy Red Man

      I wonder how Inglesias is doing? If he can’t go I would bring back Hand on Saturday. Lorenzen should be going in again Friday so you follow up a guy throwing 95 with a guy throwing 68 mph curveballs….might work for 5 innings?

      They’ll have Cueto, Leake, and Disco for Pittsburgh and the Reds have killed them in 2014-15 so who knows? I def like what I see from Suarez so far. He hit a double to right yesterday and has pulled several balls w/authority too. I think he might end up being a better offensive player than Cozart….although Zack was mashing this year.

      • pinson343

        I too like what I’ve seen from Suarez, on offense and defense. Cozart was mashing but Suarez has a better swing, will get on base more, and has some pop of his own.

        I badly want the Reds to beat up on the Pirates. The one thing that salvaged last year a bit was the final weekend, beating them 2 out of 3, with Cueto winning his 20th while their idiot fans were chanting his name in Cincy. They’ll all be chanting when he pitches this time, I hope he’s dominant.

        Before this past weekend the mlbnetwork radio talkers were sure that the Pirates are the best team in baseball (not the hottest, the best). That’s a joke. For one thing, the Reds couldn’t beat up on the best team in baseball.

      • Carl Sayre

        Cozart hitting this year was a decided bonus because i am a Cozart fan because of his glove. Him playing Major League SS is unlikely, I do not know the extent of his injury but reconstructive knee surgery usually doesn’t bode well for SS and seeing how his hitting has terrible except for the third of a season this year I don’t see him as a Red going forward. I hope for his sake he can find a squad that needs a 3rd baseman and he can continue his career.

    • lwblogger2

      That’s probably not out of the question… Which is um, unfortunate.

  13. musicclown

    Louisville didn’t look good in 2 games over the weekend. Friday night Sampson pitched. He pitched well but the 4 walks didn’t help. On consecutive pitches his fastball was 93 and curve 74 fooling the batter badly. Sam LeCure came in and didn’t look good at all. 5 earned runs on 4 hits 1bb in 1 inning. He now has a 6.75 era. Steve Selsky injured himself sliding into 3rd. He stayed in for 2 pitches then had to be helped off the field.

    Holmberg pitched Saturday night and gave up 6 earned runs in 4.2 innings. He looks like he’s tossing batting practice. Yorman Rodriguez hitless in 2 games he played in RF.

    • RedAlert

      Holmberg offers nothing – dude will get mashed all over the park – throws candy

      • RedAlert

        Bet this joke of an organization calls him up to pitch though –

      • RedAlert

        Don’t mean to be so harsh , but have just not seen anything from owner , GM, or field general this year to feel otherwise

      • Vicferrari

        Sometimes you just cannot tell, after posting an ERA near 20 in hist 1st 2 starts, put up decent numbers, in his last 24.2 innings last season, he only gave up 5 runs. Not terrible numbers with 15 hits, 9 walks and 15 K’s.
        Granted it was September but there was some success, going to AAA for a 4th or 5th starter the well is going to run dry.

      • Jeremy Conley

        Watching Holmberg pitch, I have no idea how he was ever ranked as a prospect. He just doesn’t have major league stuff.

      • lwblogger2

        “throws candy” … I LIKE that!

  14. Craig Z

    I was driving and listened to most of the game on the radio. Reading this recap was the first time I knew Suarez was involved in the relay play. Marty said several times that it was Phillips. He may have corrected himself later, but I missed it.

    • Steve Mancuso

      At the time I thought it was Phillips, too. When I went back to watch a replay, I noticed that Thom Brennaman called it as Phillips. But it was definitely Suarez. They were both standing in about the same place. Either one could have taken the relay.

      • pinson343

        Right, Steve, Suarez made that throw. I’d watched on video and still thought it was BP, as Brennaman did call it that way and then the camera showed BP smiling.

        That was an awesome throw, I like what I’ve seen of Suarez. He has a nice swing. I’m a fan of Cozart and like what he was doing in 2015, but I think Suarez is going to be the long term guy.

  15. pinson343

    I was on a train watching the 9th inning on my phone on GameDay, and was sweating bullets when, after an error and a hit, Chapman walks a guy on 4 pitches to load the bases with none out. Then the train goes underground and I can’t get a signal for 10 minutes.

    The whole time I’m praying that Steve’s recap will complain about putting in Chapman with a 3 run lead, because that would mean Chapman had gotten the save. (No offense, Steve, just the form my prayer took.) Later I learn that Chapman struck out the next 3 guys on 10 pitches, and later still watch him on video throwing 103 mph fastballs for strikes.

    Today was his 52nd consecutive save conversion at home, the most since 1969.
    He just doesn’t blow saves in Cincy. This is an accomplishment that is at least worthy of mention.

    I too wanted him but to be a starter, wish he was better used as a reliever, etc. But these frustrations do not stop me from appreciating that I have never seen the likes of Chapman and probably never will again (getting on in years), and here he is pitching for the Reds.

    He’ll be pitching for another team sooner or later. I’ll miss him when he’s gone, and others here will too, including some that don’t realize it right now.

  16. pinson343

    WJ’s mistakes are often discussed here, and, as I said in a thread recently, I don’t want a rebuilding effort if he’s in charge of it.

    But for the sake of balance, if nothing else, I’ll mention that the DIsco and Suarez trades are looking good right now.

    • Vanessa Galagnara

      Very true. Even though Mat Latos is starting to turn things around I think long run we got a more durable and possibly equal value pitcher.

      My fear is that this team will win enough to get to around .500 and then BobC with all his optimism will refuse to trade anyone and then at the end of the season we are left with next to nothing for Cueto, Leake and put ourselves in a similar scenario with Chapman for 2016

      • lwblogger2

        Agree with both you and Pinson343

  17. WVRedlegs

    This week’s upcoming series with the Mets will be interesting. The Mets got knocked out of first place in the NL East and now the Nats lead. The Mets infield defense has been horrendous. The Mets need a serious upgrade at 2B.
    Dee Gordon of the Marlins, has an ISO of .068, which kind of puts in perspective the dilema with BP. Brandon Phillips has an ISO of .066.
    The Mets have moved 2B Daniel Murphy over to play 3B for the injured David Wright. Now Murphy is hurt and may require a longer DL stint. The Mets infield is in disarray, and if they want to get to the playoffs, they will have to do something quick.
    If there ever was one, this may be the best chance to get out from under BP’s contract. And for BP, this may be a great chance to play for a championship in his last years. The lure of post-season play vs. his 10/5 rights, would BP waive those rights to help facilitate a trade? That’s the $64,000 question.
    Watch the Mets infield defense during this series. It could play a pivotal role in what the Reds do before the trade deadline.

    • WVRedlegs

      Sorry, I left out an important fact. The Mets don’t need a BP with an ISO over .100. They need his glove and decent offense, not power. The Reds do however, especially if they are going to have BP bat 4th from time to time.

    • Carl Sayre

      My head tells me that the Reds need to get out from under BP’s contract but I really enjoy watching him having fun playing the game. BTW he keeps making plays that great 2nd basemen or 7 years younger than him don’t make and is his BA the highest on the team right now? I think maybe my head my want to think about listening to my heart.

      • Nick Carrington

        Batting average doesn’t tell us much about a player’s offensive contributions, but Phillips is fourth on the team in batting average. He has probably been the fifth or six best offensive player on the team, though the last three weeks have really hurt his numbers.

        Great defense though and fun to watch.

  18. Jeremy Conley

    Since the 9 game losing streak, the Reds are 14-9 with 4 walk-off losses. I have a feeling this season is going to be a “what could have been” season with the bullpen.

    It’s great to see the team playing well though.