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Lamb fans 9, Reds fall to Marlins 4-2

Well we lost again.

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The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

I feel obligated to mention DuvALLSTAR here, as he hit his 23rd home run tonight, now tied (currently) for second in the National League. He has been absolutely stellar this first half, and I cannot wait to watch him win the HR Derby on Monday night. John Lamb also gets a shoutout, fanning a career high nine batters, and had an overall good outing, besides the first inning. I don't have anything to add to this section other than let's get a win tomorrow so we go into the break on a positive note.

Key Plays

  • John Lamb got off to a rough start in the first inning, giving up the first run of the game on a passed ball, that was really a wild pitch.
  • The Reds got out to a lead in the 4th, with BP driving in 3-time All-Star Jay Bruce.
  • The Redlegs threatened to add to their lead in the fifth, but a questionable call by Billy Hatcher to hold Cabrera at second and poor hitting with RISP quickly shut that down.
  • Of course, the Reds quickly gave up the lead in the 5th with Lamb giving up a long double to Martin Prado, scoring two, giving the Fish the lead for the rest of the game.
  • Stanton extended the Fins lead in the 8th, with a single off a struggling Michael Lorenzen.
  • Adeiny Hechavarria made a fantastic BP-esque catch to rob DatDude in the 9th, take a look:
  • The Reds didn't do much to threaten in the 9th, and fell 4-2
  • I am required by contract to put at least 2 vines in every article I write for redreporter dot com, so here is the called strike that ended the game. My guess is the ump had a party on South Beach to get to. (Also, the groan in the background basically sums up this season).

Tony Graphanino

Source: FanGraphs

Other Notes:

  • Cincinnati Red and trade rumor diva Jay Bruce made the All-Star team today, an injury replacement for Yoenis Cespedes.
  • I'm really hoping we get to see Adam Duvall vs. Todd Frazier at some point on Monday night, simply to see how #Reds Twitter reacts. All-Star weekend is always one of my favorite events.
  • That being said, the All-Star game is NOT in Cincinnati this year. So, if you planned on heading down to GABP to see the stars play, you might only find a few janitors and BK hanging out waiting for the second half to start.
  • The Reds wrap up this ten game road trip and the first half of the season tomorrow at 1:10 PM EDT. Tune into Red Reporter for the usual shenanigans.
  • TUNES.