So, there’s this kid named Cody Reed. You may have heard of him. He debuted for the Reds today. He did allow a couple of homers and thus 4 runs, but otherwise, he was great. 7 innings, 3 walks, and 9 (!) strikeouts. I said on Twitter that this was almost exactly the debut I’d have predicted from Reed, and it’s true.
Adam Duvall homered to tie the game in the ninth. I’ve been very clear about my Duvall skepticism, but there is no doubt that he can hit the ball a long way and it’s saved the Reds tonight.
Billy Hamilton made the most amazing catch in right-center. Transcendent. And, really, the Reds defense was pretty sparkling in general.
Zack Cozart has a homer and Eugenio Suarez had a couple of hits.
Whether he took the loss or not, Josh Smith answered the bell. 3.1 innings of relief is legit.
The Reds did not win the baseball game.
Not So Random Thoughts
I can’t find much to complain about with this game. Yes, the Reds lost, but this year that doesn’t matter and a lot of good things happened and so there it is.
Adam Duvall has the lowest OBP ever for a player with a SLG over .600. He is having on of the weirdest good seasons I have ever seen.
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for the next time Cody Reed pitches.
Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.