Final R H E
New York Yankees (21-10) 3 7 1
Cincinnati Reds (18-15) 5 8 0
W: Adleman (2-1) L: Sabathia (2-2) S: Iglesias (6)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The Good
–Tim Adleman surrendered a couple of solo homers in the first two innings, but the Reds struck back in the bottom of the second.

Scott Schebler and Jose Peraza singled to begin the inning. Devin Mesoraco walked to load the bases. After Adleman struck out, Billy Hamilton figured out a way to single in two runs to tie the game. Zack Cozart singled to load the bases again, then Joey Votto drove in two more to put the Reds in the lead. An Adam Duvall RBI single made the score 5-2 and the Reds were on their way to a victory.

–Hamilton was the only Red with multiple hits; he was 2-5 with 2 RBI, a run scored, and zero stolen bases. Votto reached base three times: 1-2 with 2 walks.

–Michael Lorenzen was not particularly sharp, but he pitched two scoreless innings after taking over for Adleman in the sixth inning. Same for Raisel Iglesias, but he closed out the game.

–The Yankees got the tying runs on base in the top of the ninth against Iglesias. New York’s Gary Sanchez — who had homered earlier — hit a hard line drive, but Eugenio Suarez snagged it and threw it to second for a double play. Game over. Reds win.

The Bad
–Nothing bad about this one. Go Reds. #goreds

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–The Redlegs just won seven of nine games on that homestand. The Cincinnati Reds are kinda good, you guys. This is fun.

–Not a good start, not a bad one…but an adequate outing for today’s starter Tim Adleman. Adleman went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks, striking out six. It kept the Reds in the game.

Adleman has been completely adequate for the Reds, and there’s nothing wrong with adequasivity.

–I don’t want to alarm anyone, but Billy Hamilton’s OBP is up to .306. No, that’s not great, but it’s getting close to adequate territory. (This is me trying to be optimistic about Billy.)

–I know I have this in a tweet below, but I love the fact that the Reds can have an adequate starter go five innings, then the game can be turned over to Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias. It’s such a beautiful thing.

–The Yankees ended the Reds’ winning streak yesterday. Today, the good guys stopped the New York winning streak at six games. Turnabout is fair play, you know.

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