|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|
–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.
–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.
–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.
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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