2017 Reds / Titanic Struggle Recap

Titanic Struggle Recap: A Pain in the Neck

Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (19-18) 3 11 2
San Francisco Giants (15-24) 8 9 0
W: Samardzija (1-5) L: Adleman (2-2)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The Good
–Billy Hamilton, Joey Votto, and Jose Peraza had two hits each (Votto had a double and Peraza had a triple). Scooter Gennett drove in two runs. Tucker Barnhart had a double and an RBI.

–Blake Wood and Raisel Iglesias each pitched a perfect inning of relief.

The Bad
–Tim Adleman gave up four runs — on three hits and two walks — in the first inning, and the game was effectively over at that point. After the inning, Adleman was force to leave the game with a neck strain; manager Bryan Price said after the game that he didn’t expect Adleman to miss a start.

–Only three of the San Franciso first-inning runs were earned, as the Reds uncharacteristically made two errors in that frame. Scott Schebler and Adam Duvall were the culprits.

–Barrett Astin took over for the injured Adleman in the second inning, and surrendered three runs on three hits and two walks in his three innings of work.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–That’s three losses in a row for the formerly-streaking Redlegs.

–This season won’t be complete until every single pitcher in the organization suffers an injury of some sort.

–That double by Votto moved him past Frank Robinson on the Reds franchise list. Votto is now 7th on that list, and Tony Perez is now in his sights. (Votto will need 20 more doubles to tie Perez for 6th.)

–Forget about it, Nation. Day off tomorrow, then the Reds get a chance to beat up on the Cubbies.

8 thoughts on “Titanic Struggle Recap: A Pain in the Neck

  1. This is the only game of the series where I felt the Reds actually deserved to lose. Or rather, the only game where I feel like the Giants beat them. In the 17 inning marathon, the Reds had their chances, they just kept shooting themselves in the foot. Yesterday, Bonilla gave them every chance to win, and again the big hits just didn’t come.

    Oh well, that’s baseball. Sometimes things go good, sometimes they don’t. But in play 162 games a year, these things usually tend to balance out.

  2. Reds mental errors were the difference in this series. Gennertt getting picked off 2nd, Schebler’s dropped fly today in the first. not executing with men on base, etc. Can’t blame the starting pitching or the inexperience of youth. They just did not play as well as they should. Either Bryan Price can fix it , or he can’t.

  3. 19-18 on May 15th all things considered I’ll take that. Still only 2.5 back from First and one back in the Wild Card.

  4. Very bad series on offense.Starters were really good in 3 out of 4 games.Pen was good as it is most of the time.We lost because the series 3-1 and should have won it 3-1.Scoring 9 runs in 4 games with one game going 17 innings will get you beat every time.Don’t think we were ready to compete from the first game of the series.File it learn from it and move on.

  5. Our losing streak seems to be coinciding with Suarez, Cozart, and Duvall’s return to reality.

    • well 3 of 8 in any lineup slumping at the same time is going to lead to losses.

  6. What I’m thing is what I’ve been thinking for quite some time: (1) we need to add Sal Romano and Ariel Hernandez and lose Astin and Adelina; (2) to ensure consistent offensive production, Votto needs to lead off.

    You’re exactly right. After we got down 4-0, the game was over. That’s sad, but true. I couldn’t care less where Votto is on the All-Time Reds’ doubles list. That’s the sort of thing he can ponder after he’s done. All I care about right now is seeing progress and getting W’s and right now this club is playing down to expectations, though overall, I’m quite pleased w/the progress.

  7. Price rolled the dice that Sunday would be a more winnable game game than Saturday and came up snake eyes. Given the quick turnaround from from the Friday game and that the Reds were starting Bonilla on Saturday, I doubt many of us would have done differently.

    My question would be whether Adleman had any indication during warmup that he wasn’t 100%. With the complete game on Saturday and day off Monday, the Reds seemingly could have cobbled together a strong bullpen outing on Sunday had they known Adleman was hurting.

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