Reds Recap: The Brewers’ Dozen


Friday night the Milwaukee Brewer’s put up a dozen runs. With that being said, the Cincinnati Reds really never had a shot.

Game Summary:

Not often the a team is down from the start of the game, but just a couple of pitches in the Brewers’ Gerardo Parra hit his sixth home run of the season, 1-0 Brewers. The next two batters in Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun would single. Then Braun would steal 2nd base. With runners in scoring position and one out, Adam Lind would drive in the winning run of the game in the first inning on a groundout RBI, 2-0 Brewers.

Michael Lorenzen seemed to get on a little bit of a roll retiring the next batters in that inning for three in a row. However, in the top of the 2nd inning, Aramis Ramirez hit his 10th home run of the season for the first insurance run of many for the Brewers in this game, 3-0.

With Nate Adcock replacing Lorenzen, the Brewers would tag on two more in the 5th inning on a Lucroy double to drive in Parra, and a Carlos Gomez single to drive in Lucroy, 5-0.

Things then got out of hand in the 7th inning. With Carlos Contreras pitching Gomez would hit a grand slam to bring the Brewers scoring total up to nine.

Before the Reds would have a shot of denting the scoreboard, the Brewers would tag on three more runs. Braun doubled in Hernan Perez in the 8th inning. Then in the 9th, they would add their final two runs. Scooter Gennett singled to drive in Gomez, 11-0. Then Parra hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Jean Segura, 12-0.

Now if you want to find a silver lining, here it may be?

In the bottom of the 9th inning, Eugenio Suarez  singled on a “line drive” (, or as I like to call it, a flare to right center field. Jay Bruce would score the only Reds run of the day. 12-1 Brewers in your final, and are we convienced that the label “seller” is among us.

They have less than 30 days to do their damage on the trade market, or they can sit on their hands like they do most years.