|Washington Nationals (56-36)||6||10||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (39-53)||1||4||0|
|W: Strasburg (10-3) L: Feldman (7-7)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–It feels almost silly to include anything in this section, after the last four days. But what the heck…
Eugenio Suarez hit a homer, his 13th. After a great day yesterday, Jesse Winker only got to pinch hit today. He walked, of course.
The relief corp of Asher Wojciechowski, Wandy Peralta, Michael Lorenzen, and Raisel Iglesias combined for eight innings in which they allowed just one run.
–Oh, Scott Feldman. Feldman allowed five runs on five hits and a walk in just one inning of work. After he put the Reds at a 5-0 deficit — thanks mostly to home runs by Washington All-Stars Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman — in the top of the first, the result of this contest was a foregone conclusion.
Even worse, it appears that Feldman is injured:
After 9 came to the plate in top 1, Feldman (down 5-0) went straight to the tunnel instead of dugout. Price and trainer followed. #reds
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) July 17, 2017
If you’re among the group that wants to see Feldman traded at the July 31 deadline, this may complicate matters.
UPDATE: Reds are saying that Feldman’s injury is “knee stiffness.” Okay…
–The Reds were just outscored 35 to 12 in this dispiriting four-game sweep at the hands of the Nationals. First time the Nats have ever swept such a series in Cincinnati. Ugh. Can we just forget about this series?
–Adam Duvall picked up another assist in the outfield when he gunned down Harper at second base. That’s his eighth of the season, which leads the league.
–The Reds are 14 games under .500 for the first time this season. Next up: the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The game one pitchers will be Robby Ray vs. Sal Romano. Yep, it’s a Ray-Romano pitching matchup.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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