The Short Version: Reds lose.
|Cincinnati Reds (56-74)||6||12||2|
|Chicago Cubs (75-53)||10||12||0|
|W: Quintana (11-9) L: Castillo (7-11)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Curt Casali doubled, homered, and drove in three runs. Preston Tucker hit a pinch-hit homer. Eugenio Suarez had two hits and scored two runs. Phillip Ervin singled, walked twice, and scored two runs.
–Scott Schebler singled on the first pitch of the game, in his return to the lineup.
–David Hernandez pitched a scoreless eighth.
–Luis Castillo gave up five runs on five hits and a walk in 3.1 innings. His stuff often looks as electric as ever, but he just hasn’t been able to put it all together yet.
Yet. It’s going to happen.
–The bullpen, with the exception of Hernandez, was pretty much a disaster today. Amir Garrett gave up a run on two hits and a walk, and retired only three hitters. Sal Romano gave up another run on a hit and a walk in an inning and a third. And Wandy Peralta was horrific, surrendering three runs on four hits and two walks in an inning and a third.
–Schebler and Jose Peraza each committed errors.
–Only 32 games to go, mercifully.
–The Reds will try to improve to 2-16 in games started by Homer Bailey tomorrow.
This is a sobering tweet. https://t.co/HNR1sRQ508
— Mo Egger (@MoEgger1530) August 24, 2018
— Stormchasernick (@stormchasernick) August 24, 2018
I think I give up. https://t.co/WCQmuQxUtX
— Chris Garber (@cgarber8) August 24, 2018
Ten days later, this piece I wrote for @cincinnatimag seems more timely than ever.
Is Ownership Meddling in Baseball Operations? https://t.co/fJPPdJRkRu
— Chad Dotson (@dotsonc) August 25, 2018