Reds Recap: Eugenio Suarez too much for Cubs


Yes! The Cincinnati Reds player with the most exciting name to try and pronounce since the 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates Johnny Dickshot (no we are not making this up) drove in the game winning run of the 5-4 ballgame against the Chicago Cubs.

It was a great win not only because it stopped the bleeding of the series opener loss to the Cubs, but it also was a 10 inning effort. The Reds had been 1-4 in the bonus baseball this season.

Game Summary:

Before we get too far into this, props to Skip Schumaker today. He had a great day leading off going 1-3 with two walks. He stepped up for Brandon Phillips in his void. Now back to the game.

Schumaker was able to get on base to start the first inning. Then Ivan De Jesus Jr. was able to crush a double off the wall in Left Field. Schumaker would come around the score, 1-0. Todd Frazier would then double to bring in De Jesus, 2-0. Follow that up with a Brayan Pena base knock into Right Field, and the first inning went swimmingly with a 3-0 lead.

The Cubs drew blood in the bottom of the second when their Starting Pitcher, Jason Hammel drove in a run of his own to take the score to 3-1. Addison Russell, who hits ninth for the Cubs doubled over the head of Billy Hamilton in Center Field to bring the Cubs within in one, 3-2.

However, the Reds hero this season, Frazier, showed up on cue. He launched his 18th Bazooka Blast of the year to deep Left Field to make the score 4-2.

And in an unlikely Johnny Cueto outing, he gave up more than three runs. He gave up the third and fourth run on the same swing in the sixth inning. With Kris Bryant on base, Starlin Castro belted a no-doubter to way.. way.. way back Left Field to tie the game.

It would go all the way until the 10th inning before anyone scored again. Judging by the fact that you are still reading this tells me that you know what happened based on the title; but we are going to tell you anyway. Frazier led off the inning by reaching on an E5. Jay Bruce would then softly single through the hole on the right side and Frazier would scamper to third. Pena would strike out trying to get Frazier home, but Bruce would steal second in the process. Then out hero came to the plate. With one out and on a 3-2 pitch Eugenio Suarez singled past a diving Castro into Left Field, and Frazier scored.

Aroldis Chapman did what Aroldis Chapman does best, and the Reds stopped a one game losing skidmark on the underpants that are the metaphor for the MLB season.