|Cincinnati Reds (23-24)||5||7||1|
|Philadelphia Phillies (16-30)||2||3||0|
|W: Adleman (3-2) L: Nola (2-2) S: Iglesias (9)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Tim “Cy Young” Adleman was brilliant tonight, tossing eight shutout innings, surrendering just one hit along the way. It was the longest start of Adleman’s big league career, though he threw just 100 pitches. At one point, he retired 16 consecutive Phillies.
20 of the 24 outs recorded by Adleman tonight came via groundball or strikeout.
That’ll do, Timmy. That’ll do.
–Billy Hamilton led off the game with a walk, and the Reds were off to the races. Billy stole second, then stole third, then scored on a Joey Votto groundout. Classic BillyBall run.
After that, it was time for some power, as Adam Duvall blasted his 11th home run of the season. One inning later, Scott Schebler connected to deep center field for his 14th of the year.
Cincinnati held that 3-0 lead until the sixth, when Jose Peraza delivered a two-run single. Peraza has hit in 12 straight games.
–Duvall was 2-4 with two runs scored. Eugenio Suarez went 2-4, as well.
–Raisel Iglesias came on to get the last two outs for his 9th save. Iglesias’ ERA is down to 0.71 on the season.
–With a 5-0 lead, Asher Wojciechowski came on to pitch the bottom of the ninth. It didn’t go well. After collecting a quick out, the Phillies went to work. Double, walk, double…and manager Bryan Price was forced to bring in Iglesias to put out the fire.
Wojciechowski will start on Tuesday in place of Amir Garrett, evidently.
–Joey Votto has been awfully good defensively, but he made an ugly error in the ninth, dropping a throw from Suarez.
–That’s three wins in four games for the fightin’ Redlegs, and they’re back to within a game of .500. The longer they hover around the break-even mark, the happier I am.
–Hamilton’s two SBs were his 24th and 25th stolen bases of the season. That leads the major leagues, as you might suspect. Not only does it lead MLB, it leads by a wide margin; Dee Gordon is second, with just 14 steals.
–Only Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Aaron Judge have more home runs than Scott Schebler.
–Adleman’s performance dropped his ERA from 6.19 to 4.95.
–Sorry for the late recap. My daughter’s softball team unexpectedly made it to the finals of their conference tournament today, so it ended up being a late night. I watched the Reds game on my phone at the ballfield.