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Recap: Reds Take Game 1 of Doubleheader, 6-1

The Reds have struggled stringing hits together this season. They are just a couple days removed from the second longest streak in Major League Baseball history without having multiple hits in an inning (45 consecutive innings). However, tonight, they busted out of that by putting together multi-hit innings in the first, second, and third.

Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker hit back-to-back Home Runs in the top of the third inning to give the Reds an early 3-0 advantage. Winker then added a two-run opposite field shot in the fifth inning to take a 5-0 lead.

It was an offensive explosion across the board for Cincinnati as both Castellanos and Winker were a perfect 3-3 at the plate and five other Reds added a hit. Jose Garcia collect an infield single in his first MLB at-bat in the second inning and later walked and scored a run.

Sonny Gray was very good on the mound for Cincinnati delivering five innings of four hit, shutout baseball. With a 6-0 lead, David Bell turned to the bullpen to get the final six outs of the game. 

Nate Jones got two outs in the sixth but gave up a solo Home Run to Omar Narvaez to Milwaukee on the board. Left-hander Jesse Biddle came in to record the final out of the sixth and also got an out in the seventh inning before giving way to Robert Stephenson who closed things out.

Tonight’s outing brought Sonny Gray’s Major League record of consecutive starts allowing six hits or fewer to 40. The Reds ace is now 5-1 on the season with a 1.94 Earned Run Average. 

The Reds finished with a 6-1 victory in Game 1 of the doubleheader to snap a four game losing streak. Wade Miley will take the mound against Josh Lindblom in about half an hour.

Winker Back in a Groove

After hitting over .600 for a week, Jesse Winker came back down to earth the last few games as his average dipped back below .300 on the season. Tonight, Winker busted back onto the scene going 3-3 with two Home Runs and three Runs Batted In. He is now batting .325 on the season with 8 Homers and 13 RBI.

Castellanos Busts Out of His Slump

After winning National League Player of the Week honors to begin the season, Nick Castellanos has been struggling for a while. This evening Castellanos finished just a triple shy of the cycle as he went 3-3 including his 10th Home Run of the season. He also has a team-leading 22 Runs Batted In. 

Jose Garcia Makes MLB Debut

The highly touted 22 year old prospect got the call to the big leagues yesterday and made his Major League debut this evening starting at shortstop. The very first out of the game for the Brewers was a ground out to Garcia. Then, he recorded an infield single in his first at-bat to extend the inning that allowed Curt Casali to drive in the first run of the game. 

Garcia drew a walk and scored a run in the top of the sixth inning as well. Overall, it was an excellent Major League debut for the Reds top prospect who had never played above High-A prior to tonight’s game. 


Article written by Brandon Ramsey

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1 Comment for Recap: Reds Take Game 1 of Doubleheader, 6-1

  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    12:42 am August 28, 2020 Permalink

    The Reds are the Best! 🙂