Reds pull a "2011 Reds," lose by one to the Cubs.

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

There were no standout offensive performers tonight--sure, Ramon Hernandez hit a HR, but he was 1 for 5, and BP was 2 for 5 but both were singles.  I guess Yonder Alonso went 2 for 4 with a double, but then he also allowed an inside-the-park HR, so....yeah.

I'm going to give co-JNMHSotG honors to the two relievers who actually recorded outs that didn't score runs: Logan Ondrusek and Aroldis Chapman.

Key Plays

  • Did you notice that I mentioned an inside-the-park home run?  Yeah, that apparently really happened.  Tony Campana hit it, and Starlin Castro also scored on the play to make the score Cubs 2, Reds 0 after one inning.
  • In the second, Tyler Colvin hit a more conventional HR.  Cubs lead by three.
  • Mike Leake then pitched four scoreless innings, though he allowed a ton of baserunners in there.  In the meantime, the Reds got a couple back in the fourth.  Yonder Alonso hit a two-out single, then Todd Frazier drew a walk to bring Leake to the plate.  He blooped a single to score a run, then another scored on a wild pitch.  Reds down by 1.
  • Jose Arredondo relieved Leake in the seventh, and promptly loaded the bases on a walk, a double, and an IBB.  He was pulled and Bill Bray gave up a sac fly to score one.  Well, it could have been worse...
  • Ondrusek relieved Bray and got a flyout and a groundout to end the threat.  But still, Cubs lead 4-2.
  • The Reds got one back on that Hernandez HR in the eighth.
  • Paul Janish led off the Reds' ninth with a HBP, and after a Votto strikeout and a BP flyout, Jay Bruce singled.  Hernandez grounded out to end the threat.  Cubs win, 4-3.

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via www.fangraphs.com

Other Note

  • The Reds are now 16-26 in one-run games.
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