|Cincinnati Reds (54-74)||4||7||0|
|Chicago Cubs (68-58)||2||7||1|
|W: Lorenzen (8-2) L: Strop (3-4) S: Igelsias (24)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Sal Romano has had two really good starts in a row. Overall, he’s been very solid since being called up. Some rookie mistakes, sure, but with the exception of Castillo, he’s been the best of all the young pitchers called up.
–Joey Votto got on base twice. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
–Jose Peraza had and incredibly clutch hit to give the Reds the lead in the 8th.
–I can’t find anything to complain about. I’ll admit that I wasn’t paying perfect attention the whole game (I’m about to move and the attic needed to be cleaned out), but I saw most of it and it was a good, fun game to watch between two teams that both played well today. And the Reds won. That’s always the best part when it happens.
–I like when the Reds beat the Cubs.
–Boy, that was a boneheaded play in the ninth when Jay tried to steal second. Sure will take it, though.
–I really don’t think enough can be said about how good Suarez has been this year. He was on twice tonight and has just been fabulous. In terms of WAR, he’s been equal to Jose Ramirez of the Indians. If he were in the American League, he’d be tied with Ramirez for the best WAR in the league among 3Bs. In the NL, he’s fifth among 3Bs and 14th in the entire league. (Yes, there are a lot of good players at third in the NL.)
–The Reds are probably going to win the rest of their games and squeak into the playoffs, right?
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.