You would have never known that Cueto was making his first start since being taken off the DL, he was stupendous today. He pitched six innings of five-hit-one-run baseball, he ended up getting three strikeouts and the W, as the Reds won 5-1, here’s how.
In the top of the 1st, Carlos Gomez put the Brewers up 1-0 after he lifted a solo home run to left field.
The Reds would answer in the 2nd when Johnny Cueto laid down a suicide squeeze, Xavier Paul scored, the game was tied at 1. Wily Peralta threw a slider to Cueto, Cueto said he thought the ball was going to hit him, so he shut his eyes and somehow made contact.
The Redlegs would add two runs in the 3rd, one run was scored thanks to an RBI groundout by Brandon Phillips, Cozart scored to make it 2-1. Then later in the inning, Jay Bruce hit his 12th home run of the season, it was 3-1.
In the 6th inning, Donald Lutz delivered with a two-RBI single to center, Hanigan and Hannahan both scored, the score was now 5-1, and that’s how she finished.
A lot of folks came to the ball park today, 39,088 people to be exact, a lot were with their dads I would assume, so the Redlegs got all the fathers out there a nice father’s day present.
The Miami Marlins also got the father’s in Cincinnati a present, because they beat the St. Louis Cardinals to help the Reds gain a game in the NL Central standings. The Reds are now 42-28 and 2.5 games behind the Cards.
Tomorrow the Reds will begin a four game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.