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Recap: Reds Sweep Doubleheader, Win Game Two 6-0

In game two of tonight’s doubleheader the Reds were able to string together hits similarly to how they did in game one. Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker stayed hot at the plate along with contributions from Eugenio Suarez, Kyle Farmer, and Tucker Barnhart. 

On the mound, Wade Miley pitched four innings of one hit baseball for his second consecutive good start after a tough beginning of the 2020 season. Lucas Sims relieved him and continued to throw the ball extremely well like he has all year. Sims threw two innings of no-hit ball while striking out two batters and earned the win. Raisel Iglesias came in to slam the door in the seventh inning and did just that retiring the Brewers in order to close out the game.

The Reds finished off a sweep of the doubleheader with a 6-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers to improve to 13-17 on the season. The Brewers fell to 13-17. Tonight’s game marked the halfway point of the shortened season.

Tomorrow night Cincinnati will return home to Great American Ball Park after their 10-game road trip. The Reds open up a four game series, including a doubleheader on Saturday, tomorrow evening at 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time against the Chicago Cubs. Tyler Mahle will take the ball for the Reds against Kyle Hendricks.

Doubleheaders Have Been Kind to the Reds

With tonight’s sweep, Cincinnati is now 5-1 this season in 7-inning doubleheaders. Normally it has been the dominant starting pitching that carries the weight in the shortened games, but tonight the Reds offense broke out to the tune of 12 total runs and 21 hits over the two games. 

Sonny Gray and Wade Miley were both excellent on the mound as well with neither starter allowing a run. In Game Two, Miley, Sims, and Iglesias combined for a one-hit shutout.

Bullpen Continues to Pitch Well

For the majority of this season the Reds bullpen has gotten the brunt of a lot of fans’ frustration. However, you have to give credit where credit is due. Over the last couple of weeks the Reds bullpen has quite frankly been excellent. In the last 11 games they have thrown 35 2/3 innings allowing just 7 earned runs which has dropped the units ERA two full points. 

Kyle Farmer Stays Hot

After a recent 3-3 night at the plate, Farmer was back at it in Game Two tonight going 2-4 with a double and a RBI. With his ability to play multiple positions in the infield it is likely that he will continue to see more and more consistent playing time. Farmer is now batting .293 on the season.


Article written by Brandon Ramsey

Basketball X's & O's for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @BRamseyKSR

6 Comments for Recap: Reds Sweep Doubleheader, Win Game Two 6-0

  1. westkycat20
    11:58 pm August 27, 2020 Permalink

    Reds still suck

  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    12:13 am August 28, 2020 Permalink

    The Reds are the BEST! 🙂

  3. M_BOLDen
    12:22 am August 28, 2020 Permalink

    Is that Don Jr? Drug test that man.

  4. UKBigBlueForever
    2:11 am August 28, 2020 Permalink

    Why are we covering the Reds like this!? This isn’t CSR.

    • 270cat
      8:51 am August 28, 2020 Permalink

      Because they live in their own little bubble and think every UK fan likes what they like. Ignoring a huge part of the state that hates the reds and follows the cardinals.

  5. UKBigBlueForever
    2:11 am August 28, 2020 Permalink

    They are a joke and have been since the early 90s