The Short Version: The Reds won. I don’t know how to act.
|Miami Marlins (11-20)||1||5||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (8-24)||4||7||0|
|W: Romano (2-3) L: Chen (1-1) S: Iglesias (4)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Sal Romano gave up one run on three hits and two walks, striking out two in five and a third innings. He wasn’t particularly efficient, as he threw 93 pitches, but he was good enough.
–Eugenio Suarez had a three-run homer (his fourth) in the first inning that gave the Reds enough to win, and he also walked twice. Suarez is hitting .321/.435/.643, and since returning from the disabled list, Geno is 10 for 29, with three doubles and two home runs. Not too shabby.
–Jose Peraza had a couple of hits in the leadoff spot. He’s up to .298/.321/.403 on the season now.
–Adam Duvall followed Suarez’ first-inning homer with a solo shot of his own.
–Billy Hamilton had a single and two walks. Somehow Hamilton’s OBP is up to .306, despite a batting average of .198.
–David Hernandez, Jared Hughes, and Raisel Iglesias combined for 3.2 shutout innings of relief.
–For the fourth time in eleven games, Jesse Winker was inexplicably not in the starting lineup. He did pinch hit in the eighth, and delivered a single. Of course.
–I’m going to be straight with you: I mostly watched this game on my phone while at my daughter’s softball game — a heart-breaking 5-4 extra innings loss — tonight, then listened to the last inning on the radio on the way home. So you’re gonna have to help me fill in the blanks. Tell me what I missed.
–Tyler Mahle will go to the mound tomorrow night as the Reds seek to secure their second series win of the 2018 season. What a time to be alive.
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.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.