The Short Version: The Cincinnati Reds have lost four in a row, and seven of their last nine. Including tonight’s contest against the Colorado Rockies. This is a dumpster fire.
|Colorado Rockies (32-29)||6||8||1|
|Cincinnati Reds (21-41)||3||11||1|
|W: Gray (6-6) L: Romano (3-7) S: Davis (20)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Jesse Winker reached base three times from the leadoff spot, including a double. He also made a gorgeous diving catch in left field. For some reason, the Reds decided to bench him for a couple of days.
–Scooter Gennett had a double, a walk, a run scored, and 2 RBI. Joey Votto had two hits, including a double, and scored a run. Eugenio Suarez had two singles and a walk. Scott Schebler singled twice.
–Michael Lorenzen allowed just one hit and one walk in two shutout innings. He was throwing easy gas out there. Looked effortless.
–Raisel Iglesias pitched a perfect inning.
–Sal Romano gave up five runs on six hits in five innings; one walk, six strikeouts.
In his last 5 starts, Sal Romano has allowed 27 runs over 22.2 innings pitched. #Reds
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) June 7, 2018
–Billy Hamilton committed an error and misplayed another ball that directly led to a Rockies run. Plus he went 0-3 at the plate (though he did walk once) with two strikeouts. One of the worst games I’ve seen Billy play.
–The Cincinnati Reds left 13 runners on base.
–The Reds are now 21-41. I’m starting to think they may not make the playoffs this year after all.
–The Rockies struck first, but the Reds tied the game in the bottom of the second inning. Scooter Gennett, on the anniversary of his 4-homer game (chapter 39 in The Big 50), led off with a walk. Eugenio Suarez followed with a single and, one out later, Jose Peraza singled Scooter home.
The next inning, Cincinnati grabbed the lead. Jesse Winker led off the inning with a double to deep center. He later advanced to third when Joey Votto singled, and Winker scored on a Scooter sac fly.
After Romano turned that 2-1 Reds lead into a 4-2 deficit, Votto and Scooter got back to work. In the bottom of the fifth, Votto doubled off the fence — nearly a homer — and Gennett collected a double of his own. 4-3 Rockies.
Scooter Gennett became the first player in #Reds franchise history with a four-homer game, one year ago today, on June 6, 2017. Since…
36 home runs
4 stolen bases
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) June 6, 2018
Scooter Gennett is probably the greatest player in the history of the game. pic.twitter.com/38qHUttfKe
— Redleg Nation (@redlegnation) June 7, 2018
Anyway, Joey is great and the best first baseman in the league, and I'm tired of him not starting the All-Star game, so go #VoteVotto people. Make this happen for us all.
— Jason Linden (@JasonLinden) June 7, 2018
You know the Reds' defense is bad when even Billy Hamilton is dropping fly balls.
— Matt Wilkes (@_MattWilkes) June 7, 2018
Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors. https://t.co/rLFrmqAziL
— BDotHam (@BDotHam) June 7, 2018
Jesse Winker has been on base three times: single, double, walk. OBP: .359.
But sure, let's bench him.
— Chad Dotson (@dotsonc) June 7, 2018
— Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) June 7, 2018
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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