The Reds NL West woes continued on late Friday night. Padres starter Chris Paddack struck out 11 Reds batters in just five innings. Tony Santillan’s second career start only lasted three innings. The Reds loss pushes their record to 9-16 against the NL West (Reds are 26-17 vs everyone else).
The good news for the Reds on this night is that everyone else in the division except for the Pirates lost tonight. The Brewers have lost 5 straight. The Cubs have lost 4 of 5. The Cardinals are 5-13 since May 30th.
|San Diego Padres (40-32)||8||12||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (35-33)||2||6||0|
|W: Paddack (4-5) L: Santillian (0-1)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Statcast | Box Score | Game Thread|
Biggest Play of the Game
According to Fangraphs WPA statistic (winning percentage added), the most important play of the game was Ashton Goudeau allowing a solo home run to Wil Myers with 0 outs in the 4th inning, giving the Padres a 4-2 lead. That play decreased the Reds probability of winning by 11.5% (from 30.7% to 20.2%).
Jesse Winker had two hits and robbed a home run. Yes, Winker actually robbed a home run and it was glorious.
This man deserves to be an All-Star!
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 19, 2021
Kyle Farmer reached base three times (2 hits).
Art Warren pitched another scoreless inning in relief. Warren has been impressive in his small sample with the big league club: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K (1.29 ERA/1.17 FIP).
Tony Santillan had a pretty rough second start. He gave up 6 hard hit balls in just 3.0 innings: 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR. The Padres have a good lineup, but you would have to think Vladimir Gutierrez is a good start tomorrow away from securing the final spot in the rotation once Gray returns from the IL.
Ashton Goudeau was a tough watch. He somehow only allowed 2 runs (thank you, Jesse Winker), but he allowed 6 hard hit balls in 2.0 innings. You have to feel for Ashton, but the Reds just have too many guys like this in the bullpen.
Ryan Hendrix continues to not be able to throw strikes. He walked another guy leading to run. Hendrix is another one of those guys that should be in Louisville working on his issues, but he is forced at the MLB level because of the Reds lack of bullpen talent.
Not so random thoughts………
Manny Machado had 5 hard hit balls on the night according to Statcast. He only had 2 hits to show for it. This game could have been even more ugly than the final score.
Reds at Padres
Saturday, 7:10 PM
Vladimir Gutierrez (2.74 ERA) vs Dinelson Lamet (3.33 ERA)