|Cincinnati Reds (24-25)||8||12||0|
|Philadelphia Phillies (17-31)||4||10||0|
|W: Feldman (4-4) L: Eflin (0-3)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Jose Peraza and Zack Cozart singled to begin the game and, one out later, Adam Duvall singled Peraza home with the game’s first run.
The following inning, Scott Schebler absolutely destroyed a home run to center field, his 15th of the season, to give the Reds a 2-0 lead. Those 15 bombs ties Schebler for the National League lead (with Bryce Harper), and he’s only one behind Mike Trout for the MLB lead.
After Philly took a 4-2 lead off Reds starter Scott Feldman (more on him in a moment), Duvall decided he was sick of Schebler stealing his thunder. Duvall hit two home runs, one in the third — to tie the game — and one in the fifth, which gave the Reds a 7-4 lead.
–For the day, Duvall was 3-4 with 2 HR and 5 RBI. But he and Schebler weren’t the only Reds playing longball today. No, as you may have predicted before the game, Patrick Kivlehan also hit two home runs, one in the fourth and one in the ninth. Kivlehan’s shot in the fourth gave the Reds a lead they would not relinquish.
–Blake Wood, Wandy Peralta, Drew Storen, and Raisel Iglesias combined to pitch four scoreless innings of relief.
–Peraza had two hits, extending his hitting streak to 13 games. All of a sudden, he looks like the Peraza we hoped we’d see this season.
–Feldman gave up four runs on 8 hits in five innings, and wasn’t particularly sharp today. Kind of a Feldman-esque start in many ways. But he gets the win, thanks to this potent Cincinnati offense.
–The Reds take 2 of 3, and move back to within one game of .500. That’s the first series Cincinnati has won in Philadelphia since 2006. How is that possible?
–Kivlehan had two homers in 65 career at-bats coming into the game. Playing in front of a large contingent of family members in Philadelphia (Patty Kivvles is from New Jersey) seemed to do him well.
–The Reds will head up to Toronto tomorrow, where Lisalverto Bonilla will face the Blue Jays.