It didn’t take long for the fans of Cincinnati to get that feeling that if it can go wrong it will go wrong. The whole Monday was one that Reds fans would like to put in their outer reaches of their minds. Before we get into the game summary, how about we go into the event that lead all of this despair off? Monday morning Reds fans and followers alike we hit with the news that Tony Cingrani would be moved to the Disabled Listed with a dinged up shoulder. No for the game summary.
Normally I would not care to mention a first inning in which no one scored, but the despair kicks in right about now. With a man off of second base Detroit’s superstar Miguel Cabrera hit what seemed to be a harmless ground ball right back at the Reds starter Jon Moscot. Moscot fielded the ball cleanly, and was lucky enough to find Anthony Gose caught in no man’s land. Instead of properly half way chasing the runner back to second and tossing the ball to the covering infielder, Moscot chased Gose all the way back and made a diving attempt to tag him out. He was successful in recording two outs. Gose and dislocating his shoulder out of his socket. Reds fans would watch as one of their prized minor league prospects writhed on the ground in pain. Pedro Villarreal would replace Moscot.
Beyond that, there was very little action for the Reds in this game. They recorded two hits. A second inning single off the wall in Left Field from Todd Frazier, and a single from Joey Votto in the fourth. Besides that, the game was all Tigers.
The Tigers first broke the no score contest in the fourth inning with a Yoenis Cespedes double. It looked to be a routine fly ball to Left Field; however, Brennan Boesch misjudged the hit and it went to the wall straight over his head. So now with two outs and a runner on second J.D. Martinez hit a soft ground ball that Frazier had to run in on. He gloved to grounder and made a poor throw to first. The ball skipped away from the scoop attempt by Votto and Cespedes came around to score. Martinez was awarded with a hit, and Cespedes advanced home on a throwing error.
Jun 14, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
In the sixth the Tigers would add on four more. Cabrera doubled in two, and Martinez hit a homerun that also chased in Cabrera. Cespedes would add on one more in the seventh with an RBI single that drove in Ian Kinsler.