Wade Miley’s seven strong innings were backed by a potent 14-hit Cincinnati Reds offensive onslaught in a 10-3 victory at Great American Ball Park against the visiting Colorado Rockies.
|Colorado Rockies (25-40)||3||7||1|
|Cincinnati Reds (31-31)
|W: Miley (6-4) L: Marquez (4-6)
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The victory drew the Reds back to the .500 mark for the first time since May 16 when they were 19-19.
As the Reds game ended, first-place Milwaukee appeared to be on the way to a win over Pittsburgh, which would maintain the five-game spread between the Brew Crew and the Reds. The Cubs and Cardinals, currently sandwiched by Milwaukee and Cincinnati, play each other this evening.
Tyler Naquin led the hit parade with three hits in five at-bats and two RBI. Nick Castellanos, Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez and Miley were two-hit performers. No homers today — just a relentless attack against a pretty bad team that loses five of every six on the road.
Starter Wade Miley was again effective. In 61.2 innings to date, he has walked only 17 batters. His solid control is evident in how well he locates in the strike zone and on the edges. Just think — he was a free agent signee before the 2020 season for $14 million over two seasons. So far, it’s a bargain. Even more interestingly, the front office has a $10 million option on Miley for 2022, with a $1 million buyout. Ten million dollars is a bargain for a pitcher as effective as Miley. We’ll see what the owner thinks after this season.
Brad Brach pitched a scoreless eighth, and Sean Doolittle finished things up.
Notes Worth Noting
A little “inside baseball” …
The Riders crew is a very elite club consisting of Farmer, Winker, Gray, Barnhart, and Miley.
We'd pay money to watch the guys ride scooters around Cincy. pic.twitter.com/sj2MCGvvoe
— Bally Sports Cincinnati (@BallySportsCIN) June 12, 2021
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds
Sunday, June 13, 1:10 p.m. ET
Antonio Senzatela (2-6, 4.62 ERA) vs Tony Santillan (major league debut)