The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Billy Hamilton stole a couple of bases, so for the sheer difference of it I'll give him the JNMHSotG. Bruce had three singles, which was nice, and Suarez hit another home run. They get honorable mentions.
You, brave Reds fan, are probably the biggest star of them all.
- Things started good! The Reds went up 1-0 on a Eugenio Suarez dinger in the second.
- The third inning was also fun! Billy Hamilton got aboard, stole second, then stole third when the catcher lobbed the ball pack to the pitcher! It was great, and then Billy got home on a Todd Frazier sac fly. Reds up 2-0.
- Cole Gillaspie led off the 5th with a homer. Four of the next five Marlins singled, giving them the 3-2 lead and chasing Iglesias. Burke Badenhop got an out, had an intentional walk, then gave up a 2-run single to make it 5-2 before getting out of the inning.
- That sounds bad, huh? The seventh was worse. Dee Gordon got aboard, but hurt his hand. The next literal eight Marlins got hits: 6 singles, a double, and a dinger. Christian Yellich got the inning's 9th hit after Miguel Rojas did his old team a solid by getting out, and the Marlins were up 13-to-freaking-3.
- Cole Gillaspie and JT Realmunto, who are both real people, hit back-to-back doubles in the 8th to make the final score 14-3
- I love when the leverage index just stops 2/3 the way through the game. Lol nothing matters, indeed.
- The last pre-All Star Break game will be tomorrow, when Johnny Cueto hosts Danny Haren at 1:10 p.m. ET. It will very almost incredibly likely be Cueto's last start.
- There's already ASB festivities going on in Cincinnati, in case you missed tonight's Singles Derby
- If you're like any other Reds fan these days, you have Hundreds of Questions about what'll happen next. So there's your tunes.