|Cincinnati Reds (60-68)
|Pittsburgh Pirates (54-75)
|W: Williams (6-6) L: Wood (1-3)|
|Statcast | Box Score | Game Thread|
The news from this game was that Andrew Luck announced his retirement while the game was happening. This was a football game, right? Well, it was a football score so I’m counting it.
Aristides Aquino doubled in the 9th inning. Tucker Barnhart reached base for three times in a second straight game, going 2-3 with a walk. Alex Wood, the starting pitcher, had two hits. And Jose Iglesias went 1-3. The Reds were shut out by statistically one of the worst pitchers in the league for 6.0 innings, then the bullpen finished it out. Go get ’em tomorrow.
Alex Wood was good for the first five innings, but then the sixth inning happened and that’s where the game got away from him and from Cincinnati. He walked the first two batters and hit another one after a force out. That was the last batter he would face. Lucas Sims came on and allowed all three runners on base to score, then allowed two more and it was quickly 7-0. The Pirates played add on, scoring three more in the seventh and another four in the eighth inning to make it 14-0.
Notes Worth Noting
The Pirates organization outscored the Reds organization in the Majors, Triple-A, and Advanced-A match ups by a score of 30-3. Only the Daytona Tortugas scored in the match ups, and they lost 9-3 in a rain shortened game.
The uniforms are still terrible.
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Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday August 25th, 1:35pm
Trevor Bauer (10-10, 4.06 ERA) vs. TBA