The Short Version: Another strong start for Matt Harvey and continued outstanding play by Scooter Gennett lead the Reds to a 5-3 victory in Hot-lanta.
|Cincinnati Reds (33-46)||5||10||0|
|Atlanta Braves (45-33)||3||10||0|
|W: Harvey (3-5) L: Sanchez (3-2) S: Iglesias (14)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Scooter Gennett singled twice, walked twice, and scored three runs.
–Another good start by Matt Harvey: 6.2 innings, 1 run allowed on 6 hits and 1 walk. 84 pitches. Can’t complain about that.
–Jesse Winker was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI tonight. Jose Peraza had a single, a triple, and scored a run. Scott Schebler had an RBI double and should be the starting center fielder.
–Michael Lorenzen gave up a run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning. For some reason, Lorenzen was pitching tonight, rather than hitting.
–In the bottom of the eighth, Amir Garrett was hit by a batted ball on the left leg and was forced to leave the game. It was diagnosed as a left lower leg contusion. We’ll keep you posted.
–Another winning streak!
–The Reds have won 7 of their last 8 games, and 11 of 14. They are 24-19 in the last six weeks. This is all good.
–The Redlegs have now compiled 83 consecutive wins when leading a game entering the ninth inning. That’s the longest streak in MLB. Thank you, (best closer in baseball) Raisel Iglesias.
–The Reds opened the scoring in the top of the fourth. Scooter drew a one-out walk, stole second, and advanced to third on Eugenio Suarez’ fly out. Winker’s single to center drove in the game’s first run.
–Hot-lanta tied it up in the bottom half, but the Reds grabbed the lead again in the fifth. Peraza led off with a triple and, one out later, scored on Schebler’s double.
The Reds extended the lead in the following inning on a Scooter double and an Adam Duvall RBI single.
–In the eighth, Cincinnati extended the lead to 4-1 by nearly repeating the sequence from the fourth inning. Scooter walked, advanced to second on a groundout, and scored on a Winker single.
–The Braves climbed to within a run in the eighth, but the Reds extended the lead in the top of the ninth thanks to — who else? — Scooter. With two outs, Tucker Barnhart and Joey Votto walked before Scooter singled to increase the lead to 5-3.
–Tomorrow, it’ll be Luis Castillo as the Reds attempt to take a series on the road against the NL East leaders.
–Winning is more fun than losing.
I know that I’ll get flak for this, but I would seriously consider throwing something like 2 years/11 million + heavy incentives at Matt Harvey right now and see if I can hit the lottery. That’s less than the Reds paid Brandon Phillips to play in Atlanta last year.
— ɴɪᴄᴋ ᴋɪʀʙy (@Nicholaspkirby) June 26, 2018
Terrific defensive play by Tucker Barnhart and Jose Peraza turning the bunt into a double play.
— Steve Mancuso (@spmancuso) June 27, 2018
@Tucker_Barnhart you’re sexy. 🔥
— Sierra Barnhart (@SierraMBarnhart) June 27, 2018
At least Garrett was up and walking. Hopefully just a funny bone or bruise type thing that will shake out in a few of days. #reds
— OhioJimWalker (@jn_walkerjr) June 27, 2018
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 27, 2018
Let me drop some science on you: Scooter Gennett is a really good hitter.
— Chad Dotson (@dotsonc) June 27, 2018
The Reds are essentially a bunt decision away from a 9 game winning streak.
— RedlegsRadioReport (@RedlegsRadioRep) June 27, 2018
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