The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Sorry There’s Not More Positive Stuff to Write About in Reds-Land Section of the Recap
Trevor Bauer had a beer promotion, or something, and allowed 4 ER.
The offense was largely cold molasses for the umpteenth time this season, though we did see Curt Casali and Eugenio Suarez bonk some solo dingers.
Right now, though, there ain’t much ‘star’ in these Cincinnati Reds. It’s a team in the doldrums, trying to figure things out before it’s too late, and it’s rapidly becoming too late.
- Milwaukee go the scoring going early in this one, pushing a run across the plate off Bauer in the Bottom of the 1st. Christian Yelich, as he is wont to do, spit an opposite field double into the LF corner, and later scored on single into CF off the bat of Justin Smoak. Reds trailed, 1-0.
- Bauer doinked Keston Hiura with an errant breaking ball in the Bottom of the 3rd, and that put another runner on for Smoak, who this time parked one into the RF seats for a 2-run blast that sunk the Reds into a 3-0 hole.
- Omar Narvaez homered off Bauer in the Bottom of the 4th. It was a solo joint. Reds trailed, 4-0.
- Casali finally got the Reds on the board with a solo dong off Brett Anderson in the Top of the 6th, a rallykiller that left the Reds behind 4-1.
- Geno ended Anderson’s evening in the Top of the 7th, as he lifted a solo blast over the CF wall on a barely-off-the-ground changeup. That left the Reds down just 4-2, as you’ll notice that even the dingers came with absolutely no other Reds on base. That was it.
- Prior to the start of this one, the Reds activated Robert Stephenson from the 10-day IL and designated Cody Reed for assignment. There was a 2-3 year window where that would’ve been big news, but now? Eh, what the hell ever with this team.
- To his credit, Bob Steve fired a scoreless IP of relief in this one.
- I can’t remember the last time Joey Votto stepped into the batter’s box and I felt like he was about to microwave the entire opposition. It pains me like no other to say that, but there, I said it.
- Luis Castillo and Brandon Woodruff will be the starting pitchers for the Reds and Brewers when these two clubs square off on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 8:10 PM ET, and odds are the Reds offense is going to sleepwalk through most of it, again.