The Reds got their butts kicked, period. COL 11, CIN 2

Oh, and Ludwick made a good catch, too. - Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

This game sucked.

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Joey Votto had three plate appearances. He hit a home run, drew a walk and struck out. In a game where Mike Leake made a pitch hitting appearance, Votto's performance, sadly, was enough to earn JNMHSotG honors tonight.

Honorable mention for Logan Ondrusek , who, alone among Reds pitchers, managed to not give up any runs.

Key Plays

  • Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson got things started off with a bang for the visiting nine, hitting back-to-back home runs in the top of the first. 2-0 Rockies.

  • In the bottom of the second inning, Votto homered on the first pitch he saw for his second home run in his last two at bats. Rockies 2, Reds 1.

  • The Rockies struck back in the very next inning. Dickerson led off with a double, and Troy Tulowitzki bunted for a hit to advance him to third. Dickerson then scored on a Carlos Gonzalez double play. 3-1 Rockies. Nolan Arenado then doubled and Justin Morneau's two run home run put the Rockies up 5-1. Simon got out of the inning but that was the end of his night.

  • At that point, the wheels were off the bus. I'm not going to list the details for the rest of this game, because you didn't watch it and you're probably not reading this anyway. The Rockies added two more runs in the fourth inning off of Nick Christiani. They then added another three runs in the sixth off of J.J. Hoover. And yet another in the top of the ninth.

  • The Reds did eventually score again in the sixth inning on a Brandon Phillips double and Ryan Ludwick single.

Fangraph that looks exactly like you think it would


Source: FanGraphs

Other Notes

  • Aroldis Chapman's terrifying injury occurred on March 19. That's roughly seven and a half weeks ago. 51 days. When I saw the video of the play back then, if I had been told he'd be back in a Reds uniform and available to pitch on May 10, I probably would not have believed it. Congratulations, Aroldis, and welcome back.

  • Nolan Arenado began a new hitting streak tonight with a two out double in the third inning.

  • Nick Masset pitched a 1-2-3 inning for the Rockies. Nice to see him back in the major leagues.

  • Legendary broadcaster and Ford C. Frick award winner Marty Brennaman was caught by the Rockies broadcast making an obscene gesture. Never change, Marty (hat tip to BubbaFan for alerting us to the existence of that video).
  • Saturday Night Funk

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