Tommy Pham and Mike Moustakas combined with four extra base hits off the great Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff, but it wasn’t nearly enough to stop the Reds from piling on to their worst start in franchise history. Tyler Mahle only lasted 3.1 innings as he struggled with his command. The Reds have now lost 17 of 18 to fall to 3-20 on the season. The Reds are now 12.5 games back in the NL Central.
|Milwaukee Brewers (16-8)||6||6||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (3-20)||3||6||1|
|W: Woodruff (3-1) L: Mahle (1-4) S: Williams (2)|
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Biggest Play of the Game
According to Fangraphs WPA statistic (winning percentage added), the biggest play of the game was Tyler Mahle allowing a 3-run home run to Willy Adames with 0 outs in the 3rd inning, giving the Brewers a 3-0 lead. That play decreased the Reds probability of winning by 19.3% (from 34.6% to 15.3%).
Tommy Pham continues his strong start to the 2022 season as he was a triple shy of the cycle.
Mike Moustakas had a really good night. He hit his first home run of the year, and it was a 429 foot bomb. He also had a 401 foot RBI double later in the game.
Alexis Diaz pitched a very impressive 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. He now has a 0.77 ERA/3.08 FIP on the season. He had 5 swing and misses and topped out at 97.6 MPH with his fastball. The Reds might have found something here.
Jeff Hoffman pitched 1.2 scoreless innings. Hoffman lowered his season ERA to 1.88 and his FIP to 2.17.
Tyler Mahle really struggled tonight. He entered with some solid expected stats, but it was not pretty this evening. He gave up his first home run of the season, and the Brewers had a .369 xBA against him. His final line: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K.
Tyler Stephenson was 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts in his return from the IL. He did throw out a runner though.
Kyle Farmer was 0 for 3, and he is now 0 for his last 14. Tyler Naquin was 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts.
Not so random thoughts……….
It looks like Tyler Mahle‘s next two starts age going to be against the Pirates. Outside of Opening Day against the Guardians, Mahle has faced a brutal schedule (Dodgers, Padres, Braves, Brewers, Cardinals). I’m hoping that Mahle can have two really good starts to get him back on track. Mahle has a 2.84 ERA in 7 starts against the Pirates since the start of 2019.
Reds at Brewers
Wednesday, 7:40 PM
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Vladimir Gutierrez (7.41 ERA) vs Freddy Peralta (5.00 ERA)