Marlins caveat applies, but enjoy the night Reds fans, you’ve earned it. Better times ahead.
10/162 | Reds 14 – Marlins 0 | Box Score | Win Probability
Statcast: Reds Batters | Reds Pitchers | Exit Velocity | Pitch Velocity
Luis Castillo gave up two hits and one walk while striking out eight Marlins. He’s made three starts this year and allowed only 5 singles. Not only has he not surrendered a home run, no batter has reached for extra bases. In 19.2 innings, Castillo has 25 strikeouts. That’ll do.
Two of the Marlins’ three base runners allowed by Castillo were neutralized on the base paths. Lewis Brinson was picked off. Jorge Alfaro was thrown out stealing on a nice throw by Tucker Barnhart and tag by Derek Dietrich.
Michael Lorenzen and his 96-97 mph fastball struck out four Marlins hitters in his two innings of work. The last one brought free pizza.
Every fan in attendance got a home run ball tonight! Here’s the honor roll: Eugenio Suarez (2), Jesse Winker (1), Scott Schebler (2), Matt Kemp (1) and Kyle Farmer (2). Suarez, Kemp and Schebler were back-to-back-to-back in the 6th.
Jesse Winker, who has been hitting the ball well all year with virtually nothing to show for it, had several more hard-hit balls. In addition to the home run, he singled hard through a pulled-in infield to drive in a run. Joey Votto had another double, his fourth of the season. Suarez had three hits. Schebler had two hits and a walk. Tucker Barnhart had two hits and two walks. Matt Kemp had another hit besides his first homer as a Reds player.
Michael Lorenzen pinch hit for Castillo and drew a walk.
Watch Winker’s homer and listen to Thom blow the call at the same time!
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 9, 2019
Luis Castillo Fan Worship
The Reds acquired Luis Castillo from the Marlins on January 19, 2017 for Dan Straily. Believe it or not, the Reds received two other players in that deal. If you were reading Redleg Nation then, you know we liked the trade from the beginning (Reds-Marlins Trade – The Sequel). Castillo made the radar guns pop in his debut against the Washington Nationals (Game Recap) on June 23, hitting 98-100 mph with his fastball.
Matt Wilkes recently wrote a set of advanced-stat posts (“How Luis Castillo Can Become an Ace,” Part 1 and Part 2) examining Castillo’s development and way forward. Doug wrote a spring profile of Castillo (Luis Castillo Spring Training Profile). The day of his 2017 debut, I took a look at what got him to that point (Luis Castillo and Real Rebuilding) and wondered whether his call-up would prove to be the curtain rising on the Reds rebuilding process. Wes Jenkins wrote a few weeks later about the hope that Luis Castillo represented (Luis Castillo and What We Know).
You Don’t Say
The Reds now have a run differential of +1 on the season
— ???? ????y (@Nicholaspkirby) April 10, 2019
Reds had back-to-back-to-back homers for the first time since May 21, 2012 when it was Mike Leake, Zack Cozart and Drew Stubbs
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 10, 2019
The Reds are good again!
— Chad Dotson (@dotsonc) April 10, 2019
Of the 10 hardest hit balls in this #Reds game, there have been 4 singles and the rest are outs.
This is in a game with 5 HR.
— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) April 10, 2019
Former Affable Red Doing Well
Jay Bruce has 7 home runs for the Seattle Mariners. The Reds as a team had 8 coming into tonight’s game. The Tigers have hit only 3 — although their record is 7-4.
Greatest Hits (by pitch)
Since 2013, the Pirates lead the major leagues with 433 hit-batters. That’s nearly 100 more than the median team. Need to throw inside to pitch well? The Dodgers have hit 280 batters over that time.
The Reds (2-8) play the Marlins (3-8) at GABP in game two of the three game series at 6:40 p.m. The starting pitching match-up is Tyler Mahle vs. Trevor Richards.