Hunter Greene grinded his way through a rough 1st inning before rebounding well, but the bullpen gave up three runs after he exited the game. The Reds offense rallied late, but they came up short against the Brewers in a 5-4 loss as they fell to 6-24 on the season and saw their 2-game winning streak snapped.
|Milwaukee Brewers (20-11)
|Cincinnati Reds (6-24)||4||6||0|
|W: Peralta (2-1) L: Greene (1-5) SV: Hader (12)
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Mike Moustakas and Tyler Stephenson hit back-to-back doubles to begin the 2nd inning to put Cincinnati up 1-0. The Reds offense went quiet from there for a while, picking up just two hits over the next five innings. But in the bottom of the 8th inning they tried to get a rally going with one out. Brandon Drury and Tommy Pham walked and Moustakas singled up the middle to load the bases. After Tyler Stephenson struck out, Colin Moran walked on four pitches to make it a 5-2 game. A visit to the mound resulted in Devin Williams remaining in the game and that decision turned out to work against Craig Counsell as Tyler Naquin lined a double into the right field corner to bring in two runs and make it a 5-4 game. Kyle Farmer hit a soft liner up the middle, but Luis Urias dove and caught it to end the inning and strand two runners on, sending the game to the 9th.
The first inning of the game did not go quite as Hunter Greene had planned. The young right-handed pitcher walked three batters, but he escaped the inning without allowing a run. He did, however, throw 28 pitches in the inning. Greene settled in after that, though. He gave up a solo home run in the 4th inning, but he exited the game in the 6th with one out and a runner on after giving up an infield single. Tony Santillan came in to relieve Greene after his 100th pitch and immediately gave up an RBI double that put the Brewers up 2-1. He then hit and walked the next two batters to load the bases and that was the end of his night as David Bell came to the mound and called on Lucas Sums to try and get out of the jam. It didn’t quite work as Kolten Wong hit a sacrifice fly to extend the lead to 3-1. Kyle Farmer made an outstanding play to end the threat and help the Reds limit the damage. Sims came back out for the 7th and tossed a shutout inning.
Hunter Strickland took over in the 8th inning and after a strikeout to get the things started, he gave up three straight hits to bring in a run as Milwaukee made it 4-1. After a ground out, Willy Adames picked up an RBI infield single that made it 5-1. Art Warren tossed a shutout 9th inning to give Cincinnati one final shot, down 5-4.
Key Moment of the Game
Kyle Farmer’s soft line drive in the 8th inning with two men on and two outs being caught by a diving Luis Urias kept the game at 5-4 and ended the inning and ultimately led to the Brewers winning the game.
Notes Worth Noting
Afternoon game tomorrow and the series is up for grabs for the winner.
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