|Cincinnati Reds (35-47)||3||5||0|
|Colorado Rockies (49-36)||5||10||0|
|W: Hoffman (5-1) L: Castillo (0-1) S: Holland (27)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Joey Votto hit a homer. He has 24 now, 82 games in. He has twice finished the season with 24 homers. Yeah. He’s awesome.
–And speaking of awesome – holy crap, Scooter Gennett. Where did he even come from?
–Luis Castillo. I suppose he technically didn’t have the best numbers, but 5 2/3 IP with 8 Ks and only 1 walk against a really good Colorado team in Denver in his third MLB start ever, I’ll certainly take it.
–Beyond Votto and Scooter, there wasn’t much offense, but otherwise, this was a well-played game. Sometimes, you lose those.
–Boy, Luis Castillo is a breath of fresh air isn’t he? I’m looking forward to his starts now and it’s pretty nice given what we’ve seen out of the rotation for much of the year.
–Joey Votto’s home run was his 1500th hit, passing Ted “Big Klu” Kluszweski. There are still people who will argue that Votto isn’t the best first baseman in Reds history. These people are silly.
–The Reds traded Tony Renda to Arizona today. Renda hadn’t seen any time in the majors this year and dealt with some injuries, but I liked watching him play in Louisville.
–Even though the Reds lost today, this team is feeling a lot less disastrous than they were a week or two ago.
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.