I don’t have much energy for a recap today. Jose Fernandez died and yes that kind of thing happens sometimes, but that doesn’t make it less sad. Baseball lost something good today.
So, just the basics…
Finnegan got a short but good start. 5 innings on only 54 pitches.
With the exception of Jumbo Diaz, the bullpen was fabulous. Generating 9 strikeouts in 4 innings.
The offense did enough. Suarez, Votto, and Schebler all reached base twice (and really, Schebler has to be opening some eyes at this point).
With today’s win, the Reds are once again .500 since the All-Star break. there have been some troubles lately, but it’s not a bad team, especially when the pitching is working.
Okay, folks, I’m out. One week left in the season then we can talk about next year in earnest.