Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (63-69)
5 7 0
Miami Marlins (47-85)
0 4 0
W: DeSclafani (9-7, 4.05) L: Alcantara (4-12, 4.22)
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If only the Cincinnati Reds could play the Miami Marlins around 80 times a year. The Reds clinched a series win with a 5-0 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday night at Marlins Park.

Anthony DeSclafani was the man of the night. He tossed seven shutout innings while allowing two hits and walk. He struck out eight Marlins and at one point put together a streak of five-straight K’s. If you look at the old pitcher game score metric, this is tied for the second-best start of his career (82 game score). His best career start came August 27, 2016, at Arizona when he tossed a complete-game shutout (87).

Aristides Aquino tried to steal some of the spotlight with a first-inning three-run dinger.

He continues to set a bunch of records, personally, but this time he also helped the team to tie a record. The Reds now have 39 first-inning homers on the season. One more in the remaining month of games and the record is all theirs.

Eugenio Suarez got in on the home run parade, notching his fourth in as many games.

Jose Iglesias was up to his usual tricks with his glove during this Reds win.

He also had another play that did not record an out but still left everyone’s jaws on the floor. He ranged over to his left as the ball screamed up the middle and he had to dive…you know what, let’s just roll the video:


I know it is a super hot topic, his future with the Reds, but he has been the absolute best defensive shortstop I have ever seen.

Thanks to Disco and Kevin Gausman, the Marlins never threatened the Reds lead. One glance at the win probability graph will tell you how pleasant this particular night was.

The Reds will go for the series and season sweep tomorrow with Alex Wood toeing the rubber.

12 Responses

  1. Ed

    I wish it made sense to keep Iglesias and Galvis where they are right now. I think Iglesias in the 8-hole is perfect, and seeing him and Galvis in tandem on defense is just a total joy to me for some reason. Today in particular, Iglesias was on fire. As much as I wish he’d walk more, I love watching him pull base hits— and steal bases.

    I like JVM too. Is it clear he will absolutely be better than Galvis at 2nd? Are there any 2B players hitting free agency that really stand out?

  2. Ed

    is LF the place to upgrade in the outfield? To my eyes, I guess it remains to be seen if anyone in the current OF is worthy of starting on a playoff caliber team

    • Reddawg12

      I agree completely. Puig is solid in RF and has a great arm, but as a hitter he’s really inconsistent (always has been) and basically does all of his damage on occasional mistake pitches that get hit a mile. You also have to think he is probably on his best behavior as a teammate this season, being that he’s in a contract year. I would much rather roll with some combination of Senzel, Winker, Aquino, and VanMeter in the OF next season than throw any kind of significant money at Puig.

      • TR

        Puig has it on defense, but offensively he is an inconsistent hitter. Not what the Reds need.

      • TR

        Inconsistent, in my opinion, is a batting average of below .270 which is how I see Puig.

  3. Reddawg12

    Disco was really impressive tonight. Pitch after pitch right on the edge of the zone and really seemed to get into a rhythm as he went deeper into the game. I realize he pitched against the Marlins, but I think he would have been lights out against any team tonight with that command. Super encouraging.

  4. Roger Garrett

    Iggy is a very very good defender but if the Reds have him and Galvis as starters next year its a big mistake but its one they continue to make since Galvis arrived.Go figure,They release Scooter and hand second base to Galvis,platoon JVM in left and set Peraza.Makes no sense.

  5. Don

    100% agreement, only one of Galvis and Iglesias on roster in 2020. If not it will hurt the team for 2021 and beyond as younger players can never develop based on Bell will use them.

  6. SultanofSwaff

    I don’t get this idea that the Reds only need one of Galvis and Iglesias. You think the big spending teams have these sorts of debates??? NO! They accumulate as much talent as possible. Quality depth is one of the big separators between the big and small market teams. Let’s not forget that injuries happen too. Relative to the overall payroll (which is too low relative to league wide revenues), the team can absolutely afford both guys without harming their ability to compete for free agents or extend cost controlled players.

  7. Jeffery stroupe

    I think they will stand pat with who they have and hope the young guys improve. The bullpen has great stuff….just keep it off middle of plate.

  8. Ed

    did anyone else feel that Disco really benefited from a ton of strikes called on the outside, which were not really all that close to the zone?