Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Mat Latos went 6 innings with seven hits, one walk, five strikeouts, and zero earned runs. He did have 3 unearned runs, but hey. He also had a hit, which is the same number of hits as any other respectable Red.
Honorably mention to Jay Bruce, who hit a home run.
- The Reds got bases loaded with no outs and the heart of order up, and you can predict how that ended.
- The Reds, amusingly, went up first in the fifth. With two outs, Latos singled, Hamilton singled, and Schumaker's single brought in Latos on a grounder up the middle. Todd Frazier would end the threat. Reds 1-0.
- Los Ciu got them back in the sixth, though. Flores reached on an error, and a Granderson single brought him home. After a popout that would've gotten the inning over, Anthony "Home" Recker hit a two-run bomb. Mets 3-1
- Granderson also hit a homer in the eighth, because JJ Hoover is having that kind of year.
- The Reds led off the 9th with a Bruce homer and a Hannahan ground-rule double (since the only way Jack could get to second base is if an umpire points at it). Heisey pinched-hit and got out, but Ludwick pinched-hit and singled in Hannahan. Negron replaced Ludwick, and Hamilton worked a walk to represent the winning run with one out. Schumaker popped out, but Frazier barely beat out an infield single to bring the bases loaded with the Reds' best offensive threat in Devin Mesoraco to the plate. He struck out.
- Dylan Axelrod hosts Shelby Miller and the Cards tomorrow night at 7:10. Let's fuck 'em up this time.
- Harry Cheadle on how to become or not become a football fan.
- Alexa Kurzius on Rust Belt train stations, which I enjoyed.
- There's an art photography book coming out focusing on the Durham Bulls. Some of you (@Bubba Fan, @bbjones ) would be on this sort of thing.
- A .gif of Cueto's win celebration, courtesy of BK.
- The Battle of Blair Mountain in West Virginia is getting dug up and fully archaeologically investigated, which is pretty neat for you West Virginians/historians of Labor.
- I'm linking to Deadspin, if you can believe it. Brian Phillips writing about Nick Kyrgios is totally worth it. Like totally and completely worth it.
- If you want to feel even worse about your day, read about Bobbie the Wonder Dog.
- And now for the actual, best, article of the week is James Wagner talking about the Dominican Food Circles of baseball. Basically, when Rafael Soriano and the Nats came to GABP, Ramon Santiago and Johnny Cueto were waiting for him with buckets and buckets of Dominican food. Its a great read, and more reason to be friends with Johnny Cueto.