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Duvall finished. Reds win 8-4

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Lots of dingers – 2 by Duvall & Kivelehan – dug the Reds a win

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Both Adam Duvall and Patrick Kivlehan hit a couple of home runs today. But I suppose since Adam Duvall sequenced them better and chipped in a single, he gets the JNMHSotG award to add to his mantle. I hope it’s an awful big mantle.

Kivvles gets the honorary mention, and so does Scott Schebler for contributing a dinger of his own. Jose Peraza went 2-5 at the top of the order in his new bid for competency.

Key Plays

  • The Reds started off with two singles by Peraza and Zack Cozart off Phillies starter Zack Eflin in 8 pitches. Votto struck out – quelle horreur – but Duvall singled in Peraza. Eugenio Suarez got on via fielder’s choice. Which, good choice, because he got caught stealing to end the inning. Reds up 1-0.
  • Scott Schebler hit a Scheblerrific homer to lead off the second and put the Reds up 2-0.
  • Philadelphia dinked and dunked and donged their way into a second inning lead. Tommy Joseph singled to start it off, then Michael Saunders followed it up with another single. After a Maikel Franco strikeout, Andrew Knapp hit a heck of a homer to make it 3-2. A Freddy Galvis double and a Zach Eflin – that’s the pitcher – single got another runner home. Reds pitcher Scott Feldman calmed down and got consecutive grounders to end the inning at 4-2 Phillies.
  • The Reds tied it up at 4-4 thanks to the ol’ Votto single/Duvall homer. Reds tied it 4-4.
  • And then, a Patrick Kivlehan homer to lead off the fourth made it 5-4 Reds.
  • And then, the ol’ Votto walk/Duvall Homer made it 7-4 Reds after 5.
  • Patrick Kivlehan put it out of reach, 8-4, in the top of the ninth with another homer.

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Other Notes

  • The Reds play away in the MLB.TV Free Game of the Day tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. ET, with Lisalverto Bonilla taking on Marcus Stroman. The Jays are getting a few good players back for the series, so it could be a fun one.
  • Does Canada have Memorial Day tomorrow? Or do they do it on 11/11 like the other countries?
  • I believe Scott Schebler’s 15 home runs puts him tied with Bryce Harper for first in the NL. Gadzooks.
  • I have been missing this entire weekend to bike around in the sun and enjoy myself, which I suggest you do with the rest of your holiday weekend as well.
  • Top-notch biking around in the sun tunes