|Cincinnati Reds (53-76)||1||8||0|
|Milwaukee Brewers (55-75)||4||9||0|
|W: Peralta (5-8) L: Lamb (0-3)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Nice start by the rookie, John Lamb: six innings, two runs allowed on five hits, eight strikeouts and no losses. Not bad for a kid making just his fourth big league start.
–Joey Votto reached base three times in four plate appearances (two hits and a walk). Todd Frazier was 2-4 with a double.
–Sam LeCure had his first rough outing since returning to the big leagues: two runs allowed on three hits in an inning and a third.
–Jason Bourgeois was 0-4 with two strikeouts at the top of the order. I’m not sure his .247/.297/.318 slash line (or, for that matter, his career line of .258/.304/.325) plays well in the leadoff spot.
–Fourteen losses in sixteen games, and your Reds are firmly ensconced in last place.
–I know many of you are concerned about Eugenio Suarez’s defense, but I don’t share those concerns. Suarez has always had a decent glove throughout his career. The play he made in the bottom of the seventh tonight to retire Domingo Santana showed good range and a strong arm. He won’t be as good as Cozart with the glove, but he’ll be fine.
–What are the chances that John Lamb has ever been to a Kid Rock concert? Pretty good?
–The Reds will finish August without having won a single series in the entire month. Ugh.
–Michael Lorenzen will make his triumphant return to the Reds tomorrow. Huzzah!
*This offense stinks.