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Sal Romano Deals And Phil Ervin Delivers, Reds Win 6-1!

There’s also Joey Votto eating an apple if you read far enough. You’ll like it, I guarantee it.

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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets
Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Phillip Ervin - 1 for 2, HR, Sac Fly, 3 RBI, BB

Give the guy his due. He needs more playing time and there is zero reason for him to be held back by Mason Williams no matter how well he’s played. Maybe there’s a way for Williams to stick next year as a 5th OF and a lefty off the bench? I want to see Ervin get playing time and see if he can grab a spot in CF. Especially, since Trammell is still a year or two away and may have gotten hurt tonight.

Honorable Mention: Dilson Herrera for hitting a pinch hit bomb, Scooter Gennett for going 3 for 4 with a RBI and two runs scored, Sal Romano for pitching 6 innings of one run ball on 2 hits, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts, and for Jared Hughes, David Hernandez, and Amir Garrett slamming the damn door to finish the game. This Reds bullpen is good folks and it’s gonna carry over to 2019.

Key Plays

  • In the top of the 1st, Peraza led off the game with a bloop single as he’s known to do. He stole second and Brandon Dixon struck out. However, the ball was in the dirt and Peraza advanced to third. Scooter first bombed one foul, and then he scat a single out to to center field and Peraza scored. The Mighty Heeny came to the plate and went down 0-2 rather quickly but then cracked a drive to center field which bounced off the batters eye thingy out there. It ended up being a ground rule double which kept Scooter at third base.
  • The game was put into delay because of a storm rolling through, and I quit typing and went to put some brats on the grill. They sucked. I accidentally bought chicken sausage brats. Don’t be me. Stick with pork, and always read your packaging.
  • We came back to action after like a 2 hour delay. Ervin knocked in Scooter with a sac fly. Tucker fought through a 9 pitch at bat and then stung a liner over the head of Sewald to score Heeny. Reds lead, 3-0.
  • In the bottom of the second, Nimmo ripped a double with two outs and Jose Bautista broke a 0 for 23 skid by ripping a single to knock in Nimmo. Plawecki struck out to end the threat. Reds lead, 3-1.
  • In the top of the third, Dixon struck out and Scooter singled. Suarez flew out, and the big, STRONG PHIL ERVIN jumped all over a high fastball to knock one out to the deep part of left center field at about 380 feet. Reds lead, 5-1.
  • Billy singled in the 4th and stole second. Then, he stole third. Buuuuuut, Peraza popped out. Reds lead, 5-1.
  • Romano rolled for a while, and I lost attention. But, in the bottom of the 7th he allowed 2 runners to reach with no outs. I would have let him try to work out of it a bit more, but Riggs is gonna Riggs. Hughes came in and shut the door. Reds lead, 5-1.
  • Dilson Herrera got a rare at bat and blasted a doink to left field, and I mean he fucking blasted it. Reds lead, 6-1.
  • It got hairy for Amir, but the closed out the game. REDS WIN, 6-1!

Tony Graphanino

Source: FanGraphs

Other Notes

  • We got some science from The Sofa King, but mouth breathers will mouth breath. With the increasing amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, that just means they breath in more of it with all their heavy gasping. CO2 is poison so good luck to them.
  • To make you feel better, I’m gonna give you a Joey Votto eating an apple gif because he’s spectacular.