The Cincinnati Reds came into their series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers trying to avoid being swept by the last place team in NL Centeral division and were able to avoid it as the offense miraculous scored some runs as the Reds win 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
The offense who has been struggling to score some runs lately well let’s say it’s been like a monthly struggle for them. Shin Soo Choo doubled to lead off the game but stayed at second as Cozart and Votto weren’t able to move him over. With two outs Brandon Phillips stepped in singled to left scoring Choo but was caught in a rundown trying to advance to second as Reds score first.
Reds starter Mike Leake allowed a sac fly in the first Carlos Gomez that scored a run to tie the game at 1. Leake was outstanding going 8 1/3 innings of two runs allowed, walking four and striking out four for his eigth win of the season.
The offense came back in the second with the bases loaded with no outs Devin Mesarco hit a sac fly to center scoring Bruce to regain the lead for the Reds at 2-1. They would have scored more but Mike Leake grounded out for a double play to end the threat as they were able to get one. In the fourth inning Philips grounded out to third but it was a productive out as Cozart was able to scored from third to make it 3-1. Jay Bruce did the same this time to first to make it 4-1.
Reds chased Brewers starter Mike Hellwig out of the game in the fifth. The offense was able to score two more runs and the Brewers got one more. Aroldis Chapman came in for Leake got the final two outs including a strike out to end the game.
The Reds improve to 21-24 on the road and will now head to Atlanta to take out the Braves for four games starting tomorrow night as aces will be on the mound for both teams as it will be Mat Latos for the Reds and Tim Hudson for the Braves first pitch 7:05pm from the dirty south.