by Matt Wilkes

RC+ Recap: Reds 14, Brewers 5

Milwaukee pitching apparently cures what ails an underperforming offense. Eugenio Suarez, the third batter of the game, launched a two-run home run to kick off Tuesday evening, and the Reds were off and running — nay,  dancing — to a blowout win.

Reds Most Valuable Players

  • Eugenio Suarez: .174 WPA (3-for-4, 2B, HR, HBP, 3 RBI)
  • Tanner Roark (pitching): .147 WPA (5.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K)
  • Jesse Winker: .126 WPA (2-for-2, HR, 2 RBI)

Reds Least Valuable Players

  • Tanner Roark (hitting): -.024 WPA (0-for-2, 2 K)
  • Nick Senzel: -.021 WPA (1-for-5, BB, 2 K, GIDP)
  • Ryan Lavarnway: -.018 WPA (2-for-5, 2B, 2 K)

Plays of the Game

  • Eugenio Suarez: .155 WPA (Two-run home run in 1st inning)
  • Jesse Winker: .131 WPA (Two-run home run in 1st inning)

Hardest-Hit Balls

  • Joey Votto: 103.3 mph (Two-run home run in 6th inning)
  • Jose Iglesias: 103.0 mph (Single in 7th inning)
  • Joey Votto: 101.5 mph (Double in 1st inning)
  • Eugenio Suarez: 101.5 mph (Two-run home run in 1st inning)

Luckiest Hit of the Day

  • Nick Senzel: .120 xBA (93.3 mph, -19° LA, Infield single)

Unluckiest Out of the Day

  • Joey Votto: .640 xBA (99.1 mph, 8° LA, Groundout on a diving stop up the middle)

Highest Pitch Velocities by Pitcher

  • Sal Romano: 97.9 mph two-seam fastball
  • Robert Stephenson: 96.4 mph four-seam fastball
  • Tanner Roark: 94.1 mph two-seam fastbal


Matt Wilkes got hooked on Reds baseball after attending his first game in Cinergy Field at 6 years old, and he hasn’t looked back. As a kid, he was often found imitating his favorite players — Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn, Sean Casey, and Austin Kearns — in the backyard. When he finally went inside, he was leading the Reds to 162-0 seasons in MVP Baseball 2005 or keeping stats for whatever game was on TV. He started writing about baseball in 2014 and has become fascinated by analytics and all the new data in the game. Matt is also a graduate of The Ohio State University and currently lives in Columbus. Follow him on Twitter at @_MattWilkes.