The Reds offense didn’t put much together. They got a few guys on base early in the game, but hit into three double plays. They hit two home runs — Curt Casali in the 6th inning and Eugenio Suarez in the 7th — in the middle of the game, but no one was on base. The Reds drew one walk. Trevor Bauer threw a bunch of great pitches (8 strikeouts, 1 walk) but also grooved a few fastballs. The Reds managed just five hits.
Tejay Antone, who continues to make the case for an expanded role, came in with the score 4-2 and a runner on first and one out in the 7th. He kept the Brewers from stretching their lead by striking out Justin Smoak on a terrific slider at the bottom of the zone. Robert Stephenson, who was activated from the IL today, pitched a 1-2-3 8th inning.
Joey Votto (.200), Mike Moustakas (.194) and Philip Ervin (.094) went hitless. Votto did lead off the 9th with a walk. Suarez had the homer but also hit into two double plays. Votto’s walk was followed by a strikeout (Nick Castellanos), popup (Suarez) and groundout (Matt Davidson)
- Mike Moustakas 106.3 mph | ground into double play
- Eugenio Suarez 102.9 mph | home run
- Curt Casali 100.8 mph | home run
Highest Velocities by Pitcher
- Tejay Antone 96.8 mph
- Trevor Bauer 96.5 mph
- Robert Stephenson 96.3 mph
Unluckiest Reds Out of the Day
- Philip Ervin 56% hit probability | groundout
The Reds play Milwaukee again tomorrow night at 8:10 pm ET. Luis Castillo starts for the good guys. Sonny Gray pitches Wednesday and the Reds still haven’t announced a starter for Thursday.
The Reds will face Brandon Woodruff, the Brewers ace. He’s got a great fastball. Woodruff pitched 4 innings against the Reds on August 9, giving up a couple runs. He’s having a solid year.
It’s a great pitching matchup with Castillo, featuring two of the top seven fastball velocities among MLB starters.
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