The Short Version: Luis Castillo strikes out a career-high 11 as the Reds shut out the stupid Cardinals in their dumb little ballpark.
|Cincinnati Reds (58-78)||4||10||0|
|St. Louis Cardinals (76-60)||0||2||0|
|W: Castillo (8-11) L: Poncedeleon (0-1)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Luis Castillo was magnificent, allowing just two hits and no runs over 6.2 innings and striking out a career-high 11 hitters. After surrendering a leadoff single, Castillo retired 15 of the next 16 Cardinals to reach the plate.
This is the Luis Castillo we were expecting to see this year.
–Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suarez had two hits; Scooter scored a run and Geno drove in two. Tucker Barnhart had two hits and an RBI. Joey Votto doubled, scored one and drove in one. Scott Schebler doubled and walked.
–David Hernandez and Raisel Iglesias pitched no-hit, no-run ball for the last two and a third to seal the victory.
–It’s all good.
–Three game losing streak: over. That’s two wins in Cincinnati’s last ten games. #PositiveMomentum
–The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth. With one out, Jose Peraza doubled to right center. Votto then doubled, breaking the scoreless tie. Scooter singled and, with runners on the corners, Suarez doubled, scoring Votto and Gennett. Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
–Cincinnati collected their final tally in the seventh. Schebler led off with a double to right and, one out later, Barnhart singled him home.
–Anthony DeSclafani will pitch tomorrow as the Reds try to grab a series against St. Louis on the road.