Final R H E
Texas Rangers (37-32)
7 8 1
Cincinnati Reds (30-37)
1 5 0
W: Martin (1-0) L: Mahle (2-7) S: Smyly (1)
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The Rangers bullpen day doomed the Reds offense, and the Reds bullpen was all the Rangers offense needed.

The Offense

Nick Senzel homered, going 1-3 and he reached via catchers interference in another trip to the plate. Yasiel Puig went 3-4, including a double. Joey Votto had the only other hit for the Reds, going 1-4. The struggles for the offense continue in June.

The Pitching

Tyler Mahle struggled a bit with his control on the night. He walked 3 batters and hit another one in 4.1 innings. He would also strike out 4 batters and give up 4 runs. Of those 4 runs, 2 were scored after he left the game. Wandy Peralta came on in relief and gave up a grand slam en route to giving up 3 of his own runs. Both Matt Bowman and Zach Duke threw 2.0 shutout frames of relief with 3 strikeouts. The fans got free pizza thanks to 12 strikeouts. But they also had to see a 7-1 loss on the night.

Notes Worth Noting

Nick Senzel homered and that’s better than when Nick Senzel doesn’t homer. And on a night when no one else was doing anything offensively, here’s the highlight with the bat from the Reds on the night. The ball went 392 feet and left the bat at 101 MPH.

Jose Iglesias is a magician with the glove and I will not hear anything to the contrary.

Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds

Texas Rangers vs Cincinnati Reds

Saturday June 15th, 7:10pm

Mike Minor (5-4, 2.52 ERA) vs. Tanner Roark (4-5, 3.74 ERA)

5 Responses

  1. TR

    A big egg before one of the few decent crowds of the season.

  2. Reddawg12

    I’ve been a David Bell fan for the most part so far, and have defended him on here quite a bit. For instance, I have no issues whatsoever with how he’s handled the pitching staff. But it absolutely blows my mind that Peraza continues to get starts in LF, while Phillip Ervin is tearing up the the league in AAA. What are they thinking. Seriously? Is it just because Peraza can play infield and outfield? In my mind, his .210/.268/.326 line makes that positional flexibility not very valuable.

    • Cartel

      Bell is not the GM. Peraza being up is not his fault and since the season is pretty much gone developing your young players makes since.

      • Reddawg12

        Where did I say it was Bell’s fault that Peraza was on the roster? My issue with Bell is that he’s starting in LF. I was then making a separate point that I thought Ervin should be called up. Of course that isn’t on Bell.

  3. Scott C

    Two biggest questions on this team. Why is Wandy Peralta still on this roster. He is there to get left handers out and gives up a grand slam. He now has an ERA just under 6 and that doesn’t include he inherited runners that have scored when he is on the mound. That ought to be a stat.
    Second question is what is this love affair with Jose Peraza. I am not a Bell hater but the one thing I don’t understand is why this guy continues to get at bats. Literally one of the worst hitters in the league. Send him down and bring up Blandino.