|Cincinnati Reds (24-28)||4||7||0|
|Toronto Blue Jays (26-27)||5||7||1|
|W: Grilli (2-4) L: Peralta (2-1) S: Osuna (11)|
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— Joey Votto and Scott Schebler both homered today. Votto is tied with Adam Duvall (and a few others) for third in the league with 14 homers). Schebler now leads the league. That’s not bad, kids.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 31, 2017
–Tim Adleman pitched six innings of entirely adequate baseball. With the starting pitchers, I feel like that qualifies as a good thing now.
–Jose Peraza had a couple of hits and a couple of steals.
–Peralta couldn’t get it done today. Such things happen. That’s the way baseball is. We don’t have to like it, but there’s nothing we can do about it.
–It’s been real Toronto. Seriously. We’ll, um, see you later.
–In the interest of being positive, we’re more or less 1/3 of the way through the season. So, just for fun: Joey Votto is on pace for 42 HRs and 126 RBI. Adam Duvall is on pace for 42 HRs and 135 RBI. Scott Schebler is on pace for 48 HRs and 90 RBI. Eugenio Suarez is on pace for 30 HRs and 90 RBI. Billy Hamilton is on pace for 85 SBs and 117 R. All of those numbers are fun.
–This year is tough. The Reds are just good enough that I can’t downshift into only worrying about how certain players are doing while fantasizing about next year. I’m glad Stephenson was sent down. Hopefully he and Reed can get it together and maybe provide something in terms of stability for the Reds rotation. And I suppose there’s a change we’ll see Finnegan, Bailey, and Romano sometime in the not-too-distant future.
–Tomorrow is an off-day and the Reds will then begin a 7-game home stand against the Braves and Cardinals. It sure would be nice if they flipped the switch and started playing well again.
Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.