Luis Castillo gave the Reds six very strong innings, but his offense, defense and the home plate umpire let him down on this night. The Cardinals scored both of their runs in the first inning off Castillo, courtesy of a missed call that should have been strike 3 to end the inning, followed by two Reds errors.
Luis Castillo gave the Reds six very strong innings in Toronto, but it was not enough on this night. The Reds offense had a lot of action all night on the basepaths, but outside of a Matt Reynolds RBI single in the 7th inning, just could not find another big hit to drop.
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 adding 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.
Hunter Greene threw 39 pitches above 100+ in his hometown of Los Angeles.
Greene dominated the mighty Dodgers for five innings. Unfortunately for Greene and the Reds, an elite hitter in Trea Turner caught up to a fairly well located 98.9 MPH fastball and blasted it into the left field seats. Greene would leave later in the inning after 80 pitches, but finished the night throwing just shy of 50% of his pitches above the century mark.
Hope is an extremely important, if not the MOST important, emotion associated with being a fan of a particular sports team. Cincinnati Reds fans had their hopes raised considerably today during a 6-3 victory over the defending World Champion Atlanta Braves.
Vladimir Gutierrez gave up two runs in the first inning, but the Reds pitching held up their end after that. The Reds bullpen has only allowed 4 runs through 13.1 innings this season as they held the Braves scoreless for 4.2 innings tonight.
The Reds fought back in the 9th, just like they did 24 hours ago, but once again were one run short. Pham walked with 2 outs and Votto drove him in, but Aquino popped out to end the game.