|Final — 12 innings||R||H||E|
|Atlanta Braves (23-30)||6||12||1|
|Cincinnati Reds (25-29)||5||8||1|
|W: Johnson (3-1) L: Wood (0-4)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Joey Votto had two hits, including a double, a walk, and 2 RBI. Adam Duvall had a hit and a career-high three walks. Jose Peraza hit a home run.
–Austin Brice, Michael Lorenzen, Raisel Iglesias, Drew Storen, and Wandy Peralta tossed six and two thirds shutout innings after Scott Feldman vomited all over the mound (and before Blake Wood entered the game to do whatever it is that Blake Wood does.)
–Feldman started and couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning. He collected the first out of the inning on a quick groundout, but never retired another hitter. First came an error by third baseman Eugenio Suarez, which was followed by a walk and a single. Bases loaded, and you know what comes next: Matt Adams hit a grand slam that gave the Braves a 4-1 lead. After surrendering a double to the next hitter, Feldman was sent to the showers and replaced by Austin Brice. Brice hit a batter and gave up a single that scored Atlanta’s fifth run, but got out of the inning (and went on to pitch a perfect sixth, as well).
Feldman’s final line: 4.1 innings, 5 runs allowed (4 earned) on 7 hits and 3 walks.
–The Reds fought back to tie the game at 5-5 in the sixth inning, and that’s where the game stood in the bottom of the ninth, when the Reds decided they wanted to create some opportunities just to squander them. In both the ninth and tenth, the Reds got the winning run to third base with just one out, but were unable to score. In the eleventh, the winning run was on second with one out, and on third with two outs. Still, the Reds couldn’t score.
–Blake Wood came in to pitch the twelfth inning, and he surrendered what turned out to be the game-winning home run to Matt Adams, Adams’ second dinger of the game.
–Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler (see the video below) each suffered injuries. From the ESPN recap:
CF Billy Hamilton tried unsuccessfully to make two diving catches early in the game, and left in the top of the sixth with a strained left shoulder. RF Scott Schebler also strained his left shoulder when he landed hard while making a diving catch in the sixth, and he left the game.
“My shoulder went numb,” Schebler said. “But I came in here and I had full range of motion and strength. It won’t be a long-term thing.”
No word on Hamilton.
–Reds look to win the series tomorrow afternoon against the Bravos. Amir Garrett will make his first start after a stint on the disabled list.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 4, 2017
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