|Arizona Diamondbacks (54-39)||11||12||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (39-54)||2||6||0|
|W: Ray (9-4) L: Romano (1-2)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Are you kidding?
–Sal Romano wasn’t bad, exactly, but he was not efficient and when he began to get tired, the wheels came off in a hurry. As the fifth inning began, Romano hadn’t pitched particularly well, but he had only given up two runs and the game was tied.
He was unable to retire a single hitter in the fifth. By the time he was removed in favor of Tony Cingrani, Romano had posted an ugly line: 4 innings, 6 runs allowed on 6 hits and 5 walks.
–Cingrani only tossed gasoline on the fire when he entered: fly out, double, double, home run. One inning pitched, two runs allowed on three hits.
–Lisalverto Bonilla did what Lisalverto Bonilla does: three runs allowed on two hits and three walks in two innings. He seems like a good guy, but Bonilla really has no business on a major league roster.
–The Reds only got one hit in two innings off our old friend JJ Hoover tonight.
–I promise: the Reds will win at least one more game this season. This is my guarantee to you.
–Jose Peraza was intentionally walked, which is about the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen a big league team do.
–Zack Cozart had a single, double, and a home run. Billy Hamilton tripled, which is generally exciting.
–I still think I see a lot of things I like about Romano, but his ERA is 7.50 after three starts. Only one of his outings could be classified as good. But he’s still a kid.
–This is getting ridiculous. I think it’s time to retire Milton.
Wife, seeing that Cincinnati is now down 8-2: "What happened in this game?"
Me: "The Reds happened in this game."
— Chad Dotson (@dotsonc) July 19, 2017
Poll: Will the #Reds win again this season?
— Wooooo™ (@WoooooTheReds) July 19, 2017
How does one pitching staff walk 9 batters? #Reds
— Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) July 19, 2017
I have a few days of Extra Innings for free from DirecTv. Thinking of asking for them to take it back. #Reds
— Chris Wilson ⚾️ (@CoachWilson17) July 19, 2017
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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