|Cincinnati Reds (58-82)||4||10||0|
|Pittsburgh Pirates (69-70)||3||10||0|
|W: Iglesias (3-1) L: Watson (2-5)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Smiling side of the scoreboard: Reds five-game losing streak is over!
–Another nice start by Tim Adleman. Adleman went six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. (He walked two and struck out zero, for what that’s worth.
Adleman also went 2-2 at the plate, with a double, a run scored, and an RBI. He picked two runners off base. No complaints about Tim Adleman tonight.
–Joey Votto was 3-4 with an RBI. Eugenio Suarez was 2-4 with a double and two runs scored. Brandon Phillips hit his 10th home run.
–The Reds won for the first time in a while, so I choose not to dwell on the negative.
–The Reds wore throwback uniforms tonight, the style worn by the 1937 Cincinnati Tigers of the Negro Leagues…and they were just the best, that’s all. The players wore the high socks, the design was great. Best uniforms they’ve worn in forty years or more.
–Raisel Iglesias struggled mightily tonight (but of course, he got the win). Iglesias entered in the eighth inning with a 3-2 lead. Three singles and a sac fly (not necessarily in that order), and the game was tied.
The Reds took back the lead in the top of the ninth (Jose Peraza sac fly), and Manager Bryan Price allowed Iglesias to pitch the ninth because what else was he going to do? Iglesias is the best pitcher in the entire organization.
Well…Iglesias hit the first two batters. After a Pirate sacrifice bunt (Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle did a lot of dumb bunting tonight), and an intentional walk, Pittsburgh had bases loaded with just one out. Reds were up 4-3, bottom of the ninth. Scary, right?
Pop up to second, fly out to left, game over. Kind of a fun game.
–Only 22 games left for the Redlegs. Enjoy ‘em while you can. See you tomorrow.