Series Recap: Reds take 2 of 3 from Twins


In a series that provided a plethora of runs, the Cincinnati Reds were able score just enough to overcome an above .500 team in the Minnesota Twins.

Click here for the Game 1 Summary, an 11-7 win.

Click here for the Game 2 Summary, a 8-5 loss.

Game Three Summary:

– Scoring

The Reds were the first team to score, and it happened in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Brandon Phillips led off the inning with his eighth double of the year, sending a ground ball into left field. Phillips would then advance to third base on a wild pitch. Joey Votto would then would hit a sacrifice fly to left field to give the Reds a 1-0 lead.

The Reds would then play add on in the 5th inning. With two on and one out, Billy Hamilton and Phillips were on base via the walk with Votto again at the plate. On the ball four pitch that would send Votto to first base, Hamilton broke for third. With Votto walking there was no need for a throw to third, but Chris Herrmann was purely reacting to Hamilton’s no-so-stolen base attempt. The throw went into left field and Hamilton would trot home for the run, 2-0 Reds.

The Twins would score their only run of the game when Eddie Rosario would ground out to the shortstop, chasing home Brian Dozier, 2-1. That would end the scoring for the contest.

– Pitching

Johnny Cueto pitched a great game for the Reds today in front of several scouts. Cueto went 8.0 innings of 4-hit, 1-run baseball, striking out eight and walking one.

Aroldis Chapman would pitch one perfect inning, including one strikeout.

– Hitting

The team was six for 29, with three free passes, (.207/.281). The team left seven runners on base, and struck out seven times. Billy Hamilton, while he did not steal a base, was able to reach two more times today. He has reached base eight times in the last three games.