The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
- Tyler Mahle tripped a bit out of the gate to start, and if you were a horse racing aficionado entering play tonight, it fortunately wasn’t as poor of a stumble as those that cost Rayya the Oaks and Mendelssohn a chance at the Derby. Still, the single to Martin Prado put a runner on for Starlin Castro, who bonked a 2-run donger off a Mahle slider in the opening frame, and the Reds trailed immediately, 2-0.
- Justin Bour put the Marlins ahead by an additional run, his solo dinger coming in the Top of the 6th with 2-out. Reds trailed, 3-0.
- Somehow, the Marlins scored another 3 runs in the Top of the 8th. At this juncture, I truly don’t give a damn how. This is the Marlins. The ‘designed specifically to suck’ Marlins. Whatever. They led 6-0, at that point, and that’s how things ended.
- How the living hell did things get so incredibly awful, so quickly? Shit...that should’ve been an ‘Other Note,’ although I suppose it is pertinent enough to be called ‘key.’
- Tyler Mahle pitched a cromulent game. 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K on 95 pitches.
- Sunday’s series finale will feature Brandon Finnegan as the Reds starter, and he’ll hope to not walk 4 guys in 4.2 innings while pushing 100 pitches and allowing 3 ER like has become the expectation. Dan Straily will make his GABP return on the other side, as the Marlins righty continues his trek back from an early season DL stint. First pitch is set for 4:10 PM ET, so prep accordingly if you’re actually still one of those eleven human beings who care to watch this club attempt to sport.