|Cincinnati Reds (46-53)
|Milwaukee Brewers (53-50)
|W: Roark (6-6) L: Davies (8-3) S: Romano (1)
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With two different 2-run home runs in the first inning for the Reds, the game was never in doubt. The Cincinnati offense would explode for 14 runs in a blowout win over the Brewers.
Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker both smacked 2-run homers in the 1st inning, giving Cincinnati a 4-0 lead. That is where the score held until the top of the 5th. That’s when the Reds put together a rally with RBI hits from Suarez (single) and Phillip Ervin (triple). Scooter Gennett capped off the inning with a sacrifice fly. The 5-run inning made it 9-0.
After the Brewers got on the board with two runs of their own in the bottom of the 5th, the Reds went back to work at the plate. Joey Votto still bangs, and he banged a home run off of the sign over the seats in right field for his 9th homer of the year. Nick Senzel had walked earlier in the inning and scored, giving the Reds an 11-2 lead. Milwaukee got those runs back, plus another one in the bottom of the inning though. The Reds didn’t mind and got them back on the other side. Ryan Lavarnway singled in Scooter Gennett and Jose Peraza drove in two runs of his own to extend the lead to 14-5.
Nick Senzel, Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez, Yasiel Puig, Jesse Winker, Phillip Ervin, Scooter Gennett, Jose Igleisas, and Ryan Lavarnway all reached base at least twice in the game. Let’s do that every night, yes?
With a huge early lead, Tanner Roark was on cruise control through the first four innings of the game. But the Brewers got to him in the 5th inning, scoring two runs. He would strike out five and walk just one while giving up six hits. Robert Stephenson took over in the 6th inning. While his ERA went down, he had some struggles. A catchers interference led to three unearned runs on the line, but all three of those runs came on a 3-run homer.
Sal Romano came on for the final three innings of the game in what was his 2019 debut in the Majors. He would allow a run in the 8th inning, but made otherwise quick work of things – including a game ending double play to pick up his first career save in the Major Leagues.
Notes Worth Noting
The platoon of Jesse Winker and Phillip Ervin continues to pay off. Winker went 2-2 with a 2-run homer on the night. Ervin came on and went 1-2 with a walk, triple, and 3 RBI after replacing him.
The Pittsburgh Pirates did two things right on Tuesday night. They lost to the Cardinals, which coupled with the Reds win, puts Cincinnati in 4th place in the division. They also had pup in the park night, and well, this graphic was on their broadcast and it’s just great.
— Harry Pavlidis and one dog (@harrypav) July 24, 2019
When learning to dance from Joey Votto is more important than being the bat boy…..
Joey Votto dancing with the batboy. You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/0XYwC8lAGn
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 24, 2019
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wednesday July 24th, 2:10pm
Lucas Sims (1-0, 3.72 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (3-10, 5.67 ERA)