The Short Version: Reds lose their final game of the 2018 season, closing out yet another miserable campaign.
|Final — 10 innings||R||H||E|
|Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79)||6||10||2|
|Cincinnati Reds (67-95)||5||5||1|
|W: Feliz (1-2) L: Stephens (2-3) S: Vazquez (37)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Sal Romano was effective in five innings of work, allowing just two runs on three hits and throwing only 59 pitches.
–Billy Hamilton doubled, stole a base, and scored a run. Dilson Herrera and someone named Tim Federowicz hit homers.
–Matt Wisler and Jackson Stephens and Amir Garrett weren’t particularly good. Of course, Stephens wasn’t helped when a ball that should have been a single was misplayed by Gabby Guerrero into a three-base error. The game winning run scored soon thereafter on a Stephens wild pitch.
–The Reds finished the 2018 season with a 67-95 record, one game worse than the last two years.
My patience has reached its limit.
–And it’s not just me. Cincinnati’s final attendance mark for the 2018 season was 1,629,356. That’s the lowest number since 1984
–The Reds did a nice thing by removing Joey Votto, Billy Hamilton, and Eugenio Suarez so they each got a nice ovation. Votto and Hamilton removed their jerseys and gave them to fans, while Suarez tossed his cap into the crowd.
–I watch the Reds more closely than almost anyone, but I can guarantee you that I’ll be looking at the 2018 Reds page on Baseball-Reference five years from now and I’ll have no memory whatsoever of Tim Federowicz.
–As we close out our 14th season covering the Reds, permit me to express my gratitude to each of you who keep coming back to Redleg Nation to talk about this team, even during one of the worst stretches in the history of the franchise. Sure we all get frustrated, but it’s fun having a place to talk about the team with other (usually) like-minded, obsessive fans.
Thank you for hanging in there with us. Presuming the Reds ever make it back to the playoffs, you all are going to get the best seats on the bandwagon. And it’ll be even sweeter because you were there during the bad times.
–Winter is coming.
— Ashley Davis (@AshleyDavis32) September 30, 2018
Is this the last time that Billy Hamilton sees the field as a Cincinnati Red?
— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) September 30, 2018
178 days until the Reds begin their 2019 pennant chase.
— ɴɪᴄᴋ ᴋɪʀʙy (@Nicholaspkirby) September 30, 2018
Today's loss moved the Reds up to 7th in next year's draft from 8th. The 67-95 record was tied with the Rangers, but Reds get the 7 pick due to their worse record in 2017
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) September 30, 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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