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San Francisco Giants destroy Cincinnati Reds 19-4, sweep series

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A baseball story.

Atlanta Braves v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Alex Blandino doubled, scored, and fired 1 (one) scoreless inning of relief for the Cincinnati Reds today against the San Francisco Giants.

Key Plays

  • A double to Darin Ruf got Tyler Mahle in trouble in an arduous Top of the 1st that required 28 pitches to get wrapped. Ruf eventually scored on an RBI-single up the gut by Evan Longoria, and the Reds trailed early, 1-0.
  • A leadoff walk to Mike Yastrzemski haunted Mahle in the Top of the 3rd, as he moved to 2B on a Ruf single and then scored on an RBI-single into RF by Brandon Crawford. Two more ribbie-singles chased Mahle with the bags still drunk and nary an out in the inning, and with Michael Feliz on the mound, Steven Duggar zonked a grand slam to make it 8-0 and make me change the damn channel app.
  • Shit, it was still the Top of the 3rd? Shit. It was. Someone else homered to make it 10-0.
  • Nick Castellanos singled to drive in Blandino, who had doubled, in the Bottom of the 3rd. 10-1.
  • Then it was 11-1.
  • 14-1.
  • 16-1.
  • 18-1.
  • 18-2 (it scored on wild pitch).
  • Geno homered. 18-4.
  • 19-4.
  • Fin.

Tony Graphanino

Other Notes

  • Tyler Mahle began the day with a 2.93 ERA on the season. That went up.
  • The Reds will not be playing the San Francisco Giants tomorrow, thank the lehhhrd. Instead, they’ll welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to town for a 3-game weekend series in which they’ll fortunately miss dual aces Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes. Huzzah! Instead, they’ll begin against Adrian Houser on Friday, and will counter with Jeff Hoffman. First pitch for the series opener is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET.
  • Tunes.