Final R H E
New York Mets (87-67) 12 14 0
Cincinnati Reds (63-90) 5 11 1
W: Syndergaard (9-7) L: DeSclafani (9-12)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The Good
–Even if we were to imagine the worst-case scenario, the Reds cannot lose 100 games this season. Yes, I listed that under “The Good.”

–It’s almost embarrassing to list anything under this section, but I’m making an effort here. Give me some credit. So…Jason Bourgeois had three hits from the leadoff spot, including a double and a run scored.

–Joey Votto got on base twice. Ho-hum.

–According to Rich on Twitter, “(Adam) Duvall hit the heck out of the ball tonight.” Duvall did hit his fourth homer of the year, in the ninth inning, so that’s technically true. Give Rich credit for trying to be optimistic. That’s difficult to do at this time of year.

The Bad
–Our favorite baseball team just lost their 90th game of the year.

–The final score is bad, but it doesn’t really reflect the carnage. The Reds were down 12-0 before they decided to start playing professional baseball.

–I really like all these guys, and I’m not interested in discussing the specifics, but let it be known: Anthony DeSclafani, Tony Cingrani, and JJ Hoover were all terrible tonight. Heck, even Aroldis Chapman wasn’t able to pitch a perfect inning, though he was the only Red who didn’t allow a run.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–I have to admit: I was flipping back and forth between the Reds and the Virginia football game for most of the night. Yeah, really miserable Friday night for Chad!

–Only nine games to go. We can survive this season, I promise you. This season has almost been so bad that we’re happy to have football to distract us. Who Dey!!!

–Only one more thing I can add here:

Milton was unhappy with Cincinnati's performance tonight.

Milton was unhappy with Cincinnati’s performance tonight.