|Cincinnati Reds (55-77)||7||12||0|
|Chicago Cubs (75-57)||4||6||1|
|W: Hoover (7-0) L: Rondon (5-3) S: Chapman (27)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Joey Votto hit a three-run blast in the top of the ninth inning — his 27th of the season — to break a JJ Hoover-induced tie game, and give the Reds their winning margin. On the day, Votto was 2-5, with two runs scored and 3 RBI…and his OBP actually went down. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a Reds hitter like Joey Votto.
–Another very strong start by Raisel Iglesias: 7 innings, 2 runs allowed on 3 hits, with 10 strikeouts. It’s the third straight game of 10+ strikeouts for Iglesias; he’s the first rookie in Reds history to accomplish that feat.
—Also, Iglesias tripled in the fifth inning, scoring Eugenio Suarez (who had doubled earlier in the inning). Is there anything Iglesias can’t do?
–Suarez was 2-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI. He also made a nice defensive play behind second base.
–Brandon Phillips went 3-5 at the plate.
–Iglesias handed the ball off to JJ Hoover with the Reds holding a 4-2 eighth inning lead. Twenty-six pitches and a Kris Bryan home run later, the game was tied 4-4.
And yet Hoover gets the win to go to 7-0 on the season. Kill the win!
–That game was fun, then not fun, then fun again. Baseball!
–If I get to write the recap for every single Raisel Iglesias start, I’ll be a very happy man indeed.
–I simply do not have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe Joey Votto. He’s just amazing. The Reds should sign him to a contract extension through his age-50 season.
–You heard it here first: Raisel Iglesias will be the ace of the Reds staff next season.
–That’s three straight starts with 10+ strikeouts for Iglesias, as noted above. He’s pitched seven innings in each of his last four starts, and allowed four hits or less in each of them. Yet he’s 0-2 over that stretch. Kill the win!
After his go-ahead HR, Joey Votto is hitting .399 with a .576 OBP since the All-Star Break, both of which are best in MLB.
Ã¢â‚¬â€ ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 2, 2015
Today, Votto was 2 for 5 with a HR, and, lately, that’s only a kind of okay day for him.
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Jason Linden (@JasonLinden) September 2, 2015
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Steve Mancuso (@spmancuso) September 2, 2015
Iglesias 7 straight quality starts: 46.2 IN 23 H 12 ER 13 BB 55 K 2.34 ERA #Reds
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) September 2, 2015
Raisel Iglesias: first #Reds pitcher with a triple and 10 K in a game since Dontrelle Willis 8/9/2011
Ã¢â‚¬â€ Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) September 2, 2015
Ã¢â‚¬â€ billy hamilton (@BillyHamilton) September 2, 2015
–The Reds are off tomorrow. The Brewers come into town for a three-game series this weekend.