Statcast has another new toy for baseball fans to play with: pitch movement leaderboards. How do Cincinnati Reds pitchers fare in the new metrics?
With three bullpen implosions in the past week, maybe it's worth considering whether David Bell has been economical enough with his relievers.
The Reds were hoping to finish off a winning week against the two best teams in the National League, but they had to settle for a 3-3 homestand. The Reds batters could not figure out Hyun-Jin Ryu, as he lowered his ERA to 1.52 after seven shutout innings against the Reds. Tanner Roark gave the Reds five solid innings, but the Reds bullpen had a rare poor performance, allowing six earned runs over four innings.
A full recap of this afternoon's big league baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals from Busch Stadium.
The Reds offense got off to a great start on Wednesday night when they collected three straight hits off Mike Soroka to start the game. The Reds were only able to scratch across one run in that inning and two more hits the rest of the night. Tanner Roark battled through five innings, but a Yasiel Puig error gave the Braves the lead in the fifth inning. They would go on to win 3-1.