As you probably noticed, there was no game recap for the Cincinnati Reds vs Colorado Rockies game last night. After a weather delay that lasted more than three hours, then a game that featured *checks notes* eleventy-billion runs and hits, the game ended after 3am ET.
The Reds racked up 24 hits and 17 runs as they improved to 42-47 on the year. Nick Senzel went 4-5 with a walk. Of his four hits he had a double and two triples. His OPS entering the game was .770. It was .813 when the game was over.
Yasiel Puig went 4-6 with a double and a home run. He also drove in four runs. His OPS was .787 entering the game. It jumped up to .810 by the time the game was over. Going back to June 11th he’s now hitting an absurd .391/.436/.804 with six doubles, a triple, and 10 home runs in 25 games.
The biggest game of the night, though, went to Phillip Ervin. He last made a start on July 2nd. But David Bell gave him the nod with a left-handed starter on the mound and Ervin paid him back and then some. The outfielder went 6-6 with a double and a triple. He was hitting .280/.345/.460 when the game began. When they finally turned the lights off at Coors Field he was hitting .357/.410/.571. The last time a Reds player had six hits in a game was in 1949. That’s when Walker Cooper tied the club record held by Ernie Lombardi (1937) and Tony Cuccinello (1931).
The last time the Reds had four players with at least four hits in a game was 1940. Senzel, Puig, Ervin, and Jose Peraza all racked up four hits on Saturday night.
And here’s maybe the best stat of the game, per Elias via the Reds media relations department: The Reds are the first team in the modern era to have a game that included five triples and three home runs.