A new thing we gonna be doing after every Reds game is completed, we will give you the postgame quotes from players to the managers and as well from the other team.
It could have gone either way, to be honest with you. Both teams pitched beautifully,” Reds catcher Brayan Pena said. “One solo shot. If I’m behind home plate … and every time you tell me we’re only going to allow one run on a solo shot, I’ll take that every day, especially with the lineup that we have. We have a tremendous lineup. We’re not getting beat by one run that often.”
“I was thinking there was a win at the end of it, for sure,”manager Bryan Price said.
“I didn’t feel like I did what I wanted to do,” Billy Hamilton said. “But it’s OK. There’s another day tomorrow. It’s learning for me.” Hamilton on his four strikeout performance at the plate, only one game he’ll be fine.
“Johnny was terrific,” Price said. “We’re pretty accustomed to seeing that type of pitching from Johnny. Not only was he healthy, but he just seemed to be so free and easy letting it go. That was a really nice thing to see. He attacked their lineup and made good pitches.” Cueto went seven solid innings, giving up one run, three hits, one walk and eight strikeouts.
“It was a cutter. I wanted to throw it for a strike,” Cueto said via translator. “He was really waiting for that pitch. He was really aggressive, and you know what happened.” On the mistake that led to Molina’s game winning homerun in the top of seventh.
“I think Matt Holliday said it best when we were coming in, shaking hands, that ‘Yadi wins.’ It was kind of his game today, and I was lucky to be a part of it,” said Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright,who pitched seven dominat scoreless innings to earn the win.
“It was a really hard line drive. I said, ‘Wow, what’s going on?’” Cueto said. “Thank God it was nothing bad, nothing to worry about.” The scare when second baseman Matt Carpenter lined a combacker to the mound that got Cueto in the wrist, leading off the game.
“You look at him and Cueto, that’s what those guys are supposed to do,” Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick said. On the pitching duel between Cueto and Wainwright.
“That situation, if we hit a ball and they turn two, we still score the run,” Price said. “I thought he did a great job of trying to stay in the rundown and give us a chance to advance. They did a really good job. Adams was able to round up Brandon at third, drive him back to the bag. It made it a lot harder for Joey to go from first to third.”
“Very frustrating,” Jay Bruce said. “They gave us some chances. We didn’t execute. We didn’t take care of it today. But there are 161 games left.”
Reds and Cardinals are back at it tomorrow night at 7:10pm from Great American Ballpark.