Yesterday’s game started with me mistakenly attributing a 15 ERA to Tanner Roark. As it happens, I was merely futurecasting. His ERA probably is an actual 15 right now.

Josh The Pilot is fond of stating that happiness in life is based on realistic expectations. Last night I expected to take a nap during the game because the previous day took approximately five days and I was exhausted to the point of sick. I woke up at some point in the ninth feeling a bit better. So I thought the game was pretty great.

Starting Pitchers

Pitcher ERA WHIP IP SO W L
Sonny Gray 4.15 1.21 39.0 41 0 4
Yu Darvish 5.40 1.72 36.3 44 2 3

REDS

Let’s get Sonny the win today, guys. He needs a new phone.

(If you think I can’t keep this up all season, let me just tell you how many pictures of Don Johnson wearing pastel the Internet contains.)

STUPID CUBS

The Internet does not have any pictures of Yu Darvish wearing pastel.

Starting Lineups

REDS

  1. Nick Senzel (R) CF
  2. Joey Votto (L) 1B
  3. Eugenio Suárez (R) 3B
  4. Jesse Winker (L) LF
  5. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
  6. Derek Dietrich (L) 2B
  7. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
  8. Sonny Gray (R) P
  9. Tucker Barnhart (S) C

STUPID CUBS

  1. Jason Heyward (L) RF
  2. Kris Bryant (R) 1B
  3. Javier Báez (R) SS
  4. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF
  5. David Bote (R) 3B
  6. Albert Almora (R) CF
  7. Addison Russell (R) 2B
  8. Taylor Davis (R) C
  9. Yu Darvish (R) P

News and Notes

Jesse Winker wore these shoes last night and everybody was freaking out over them. I think they look like eBay threw up all over his feet but he’s repping some decent Reds history with Certain Reds mentioned and Certain Other Reds not, and I appreciate that, so I’ll allow it.

Meanwhile, Dietrich is wearing this tonight, which I’m sure the umpires will just love: