The Short Version: Reds ride a strong start from Tanner Roark — again — and the longball to a shutout win in the series finale in Oakland.
|Cincinnati Reds (16-22)||3||8||1|
|Oakland Athletics (17-22)||0||6||1|
|W: Roark (3-1) L: Bassitt (1-1) S: Iglesias (7)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Another outstanding start from Tanner Roark, who spun six shutout innings, allowing just three hits. Roark struck out three and walked two. His ERA is 3.27. Pretty, pretty, pretty good.
–Big game for Eugenio Suarez, who was 3 for 4 with two doubles, a homer (his 11th), two runs scored and an RBI. That’ll do, Geno. That’ll do.
–The amazing Derek Dietrich hit his tenth homer of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning.
–Amir Garrett, David Hernandez, and Raisel Iglesias weren’t perfect, but they did pitch three innings of shutout baseball to finish this one out.
–Nothing to see here. Everything is beautiful.
–An important win after two late-night losses in Oakland, one a no-hitter, the other an extra-innings disappointment.
–Cincinnati grabbed a lead early, as Suarez doubled with one away. Dietrich followed with a homer to right field, his fifth homer in his last six games. (Hint: that is good.)
The lead stayed 2-0 until Suarez homered with one away in the third. And that was all!
–Sometimes the A’s think they’re going to sweep the Reds, but it never works out that way.
–Jesse Winker missed his second consecutive game with, reportedly, a quad injury. He’ll start tomorrow according to Reds manager David Bell, however.
–The Reds head over to San Francisco for a weekend series next. Luis Castillo will get the start tomorrow evening. Go Reds.