|Cincinnati Reds (32-55)||1||6||0|
|Miami (Florida) Marlins (45-41)||3||7||2|
|W: Fernandez (11-4) L: Straily (4-6) S: Ramos (26)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Tucker Barnhart was 2-3, the only Red with more than one hit. Billy Hamilton made a great play in center field.
That pretty much covers the “good” from this game.
–(Actually, Blake Wood and Ross Ohlendorf pitched two scoreless innings, and that’s pretty good.)
–Reds only got one run on 6 hits. That’s not good.
–Joey Votto struck out three times in four at-bats. Adam Duvall did the same, but at least he had one hit and a run batted in.
–Miami’s Jose Fernandez is a good pitcher. Did you know that?
–Dan Straily was fine tonight, if not exceptional. Six innings, three runs allowed on six hits. Frankly, I’ll take that.
–If you didn’t see Duvall’s crazy awesome slide into second base in the fourth inning, go find that highlight.
–It occurred to me tonight that Billy Hamilton is my favorite player right now. Tonight, he reached second on a typical ground ball through the infield that was barely bobbled by the right fielder. Later, he made a great catch against the center field fence. He’s just so much fun to watch. Love that guy.
–We aren’t even to the All-Star break, but the Reds are already 23 games under .500. Ugh.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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