|Milwaukee Brewers (46-40)
|Cincinnati Reds (39-44)
|W: Iglesias (2-7) L: Burnes (1-4)
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YASIEL PUIG IS ALL OF OUR FRIEND! The Reds outfielder went 1st to 3rd in the bottom of the 10th on a single, and when the throw got a little bit away back to the infield he took off for home and scored the winning run on a head first slide at the plate!
Nick Senzel led off the 1st with a single. Two batters later Eugenio Suarez crushed a 2-run homer to put the Reds in front, 2-0. That would be the last time they would score until Yasiel Puig homered in the 7th to bring Cincinnati within a run, trailing 4-3 at that point. The next inning saw Senzel beat out an infield hit. That would be a preview, as he showed off that speed once again when Joey Votto doubled to right field and Senzel scored from first to tie the game up.
The game remained tied up until the bottom of the 11th inning. After Eugenio Suarez struck out, and Scooter Gennett popped out to third base, Yasiel Puig singled up the middle. That brought Jose Igleisas to the plate and he chopped a single over first base. Puig rounded second and went to third – but when the throw from Christian Yelich got away from Eric Thames, the Reds right fielder sprinted to the plate and dove in head first to score the winning run.
Tanner Roark got the start for Cincinnati and things were going well through the first three innings. But he allowed a run in each of the 4th and 5th innings to let the Brewers tie the game up. It was the 6th inning that was a real problem, though. A 1-out walk to Yasmani Grandal put the go-ahead run on the bases, but Roark struck out Christian Yelich on 3 pitches for the 2nd out of the inning. He wasn’t as lucky with Mike Moustakas, who took the first pitch he saw and crushed it into the seats in right field to put Milwaukee up 4-2. He’d finish out the inning, and record two outs in the 7th before being relieved by Michael Lorenzen. He’d finished out the 7th, and throw a perfect 8th inning, too.
After the Reds tied the game up in the bottom of the 8th, Jared Hughes came on for the 9th and kept the Brewers off of the board. The offense couldn’t put a run up in their half of the inning, leading to Amir Garrett coming out for the 10th. All he did was strike out the side.
Notes Worth Noting
Joey Votto’s RBI double in the 8th inning gave him 388 for his career. He’s now 1 behind Concepcion for 3rd place in Reds history.
Christian Yelich decided to try and bunt for a base hit in the 11th inning. You know, the guy with an OPS over 1.100 this year? Yeah. I’d just like to publicly thank him for that.
Nick Senzel, Joey Votto, Yasiel Puig, and Phillip Ervin all racked up 2 hits each. Nick Senzel had the Reds only walk in the game.
The Reds bullpen allowed just 1 walk in 4.1 otherwise perfect innings.
Amir Garrett’s ERA is now 1.70 on the season.
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday July 3rd, 7:10pm
Jhoulys Chacin (3-8, 5.60 ERA) vs. Sonny Gray (4-5, 3.94 ERA)