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Reds win Game 162

Adios, 2019.

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Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Year is: you, dear reader, for sticking with us for all these months. We’ve had some good times this year, we’ve watched some pretty bad baseball at times, but none of this would be possible without the community here at Red Reporter.

So have a trophy, crowd. Here’s to 2020.

Key Plays

  • In the top of the second, Aristides Aquino punished a Trevor Williams offering into the seats. Reds lead, 1-0.
  • In the top of the fifth, Beef O’Grady doinked a dinger of his own (the second of his career). Reds up, 2-0.
  • Amir Garrett came on in relief in the bottom of the 6th and gave up a one out walk to Adam Frazier. Garrett then uncorked a wild pitch that moved Frazier over 2B. Melky Cabrera singled before Jose Osuna hit a sac fly that scored Frazier. Pirates cut the Reds lead in half, 2-1.
  • In the top of the eight, Alex Blandino got in on the dinger party. Reds up, 3-1.
  • And that’s a wrap for the 2019 season. Reds win one last time, 3-1.

Tony Graphanino

Source: FanGraphs

Other Notes

  • Prior to today’s game, the Pirates announced that they will in fact part ways with manager Clint Hurdle. You hate to see it. Good riddance.
  • Over on the north side of Chicago, the Cubs announced that Joe Maddon will not be retained for the 2020 season. Congratulations to new Padres manager, Joe Maddon.
  • The Reds announced some personnel changes of their own, as the Enquirer’s Bobby Jr. relayed that the Reds will be shaking up their player development pipeline. Notably, the Reds will part ways with Billy Hatcher.
  • The Cardinals stomped the Cubs today, so they’ll take the NL Central crown. The Brewers will visit DC for a Wild Card face off with the Nationals.
  • Up next for the Reds is the Cardinals on March 26th, 2020. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PM, with Luis Castillo* taking the mound for the Redlegs
  • Tunes.