The Reds took an early lead for a fourth consecutive game. Unfortunately, that has resulted in just a 2-2 record. Tejay Antone could not get an out in the fourth inning, and the Reds top relievers in 2020, Lucas Sims and Amir Garrett combined to give up 5 runs and 3 home runs.
Frustration really boiled over in the 9th inning when Joey Votto completely went off on the home plate umpire after striking out and was ejected. The Reds find themselves 3.5 behind the Cardinals for the NL Central #2 spot and 3.0 back of the final NL wild card spot. Time is running out for the 2020 Reds.
|St. Louis Cardinals (20-19)||7||9||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (20-26)||1||3||0|
|W: Hudson (3-2) L: Antone (0-2)|
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Biggest Play of the Game
According to Fangraphs WPA statistic (winning percentage added), the most important play of the game was Tejay Antone allowing a solo HR by Brad Miller to lead off the 4th inning. That play decreased the Reds probability of winning by 13.7% (from 62.7% to 44.1%).
Joey Votto doubled and had two hard hit balls on the night.
Jose Garcia had a pinch hit single with a sizzling 107.3 exit velocity.
Tejay Antone got through the first three innings pretty easily, but he couldn’t get a batter out in the 4th. Jeff Brantley seemed to think that Antone started overthrowing after allowing a leadoff solo home run, and that hurt his ability to throw strikes.
Dakota Hudson dominated the Reds again. He now has a 1.05 ERA in 3 starts this season against the Reds and a 4.71 ERA vs everyone else.
Harrison Bader hit his third home run of the season against the Reds. He has 0 HR against anyone else this season.
Lucas Sims and Amir Garrett have been great this season, but they combined to give up 5 ER and 3 HR.
Nicholas Castellanos bounced into a a killer double play in third inning with runners on 1st & 3rd. It lowered the Reds win probability by 11.3%.
Reds at Cardinals
Sunday, 2:15 PM
TV: FOX Sports Ohio
Tyler Mahle (3.89 ERA/4.16 FIP) vs Carlos Martinez (12.27 ERA/7.96 FIP)