|Cincinnati Reds (19-35)||11||14||0|
|Colorado Rockies (24-29)||4||5||1|
|W: Simon (2-5) L: Butler (2-3)|
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–Where should I start? The Reds pounded the ball all night long, and it was fun to watch.
–Let’s begin with Eugenio Suarez, who collected the first multi-homer game of his career on a night where he went 3-5 with a double to go along with those two bombs, plus 4 RBI. The second homer was a moon shot that landed 465 feet away.
–Zack Cozart homered, doubled, and walked. Adam Duvall homered and singled. Each drove in two runs.
–Joey Votto had two hits, including a double, and a walk. Jay Bruce doubled and tripled, driving in two runs.
–The Reds bullpen — JC Ramirez and Josh Smith — were perfect in two innings of work.
–Nothing at all. That’s two straight nights that I didn’t have anything to write in this section. What a world we live in.
–That was fun.
–Yes, it was Denver, but you gotta hope that it’s an indication that Votto and Suarez are back on track. Honestly, I feel pretty good about Votto at this point.
–Also glad to see that Cozart and Bruce continue to rake. Cozart has actually increased that on-base percentage lately; he’s hitting .306/.333/.524 on the season with 7 homers and excellent defense. #VoteZack
As for Bruce, what a season he’s continuing to have. To go along with his 11 home runs and 36 RBI, Bruce is hitting .275/.323/.571 with a .373 wOBA and a wRC+ of 132. That’s good.
Oh yeah, and he also leads the majors in triples, with five! #VoteJay
–Watching Billy Hamilton get an infield hit on a grounder to first base, as he did in the fifth inning tonight, will never get old.
–The Reds won three out of four! Interestingly, they only out-scored the Rockies by two runs in the series. It’s the first series the Reds have won on the road all year.
–Back to the Queen City, where the Reds will welcome Dusty Baker and the Nationals to town over the weekend.