Game 15 Recap vs Reds
Brandon Finnegan would make his 2018 debut this afternoon, finding himself in trouble quickly. The left-handed pitcher for the Reds started the afternoon off walking the first two batters (Pham & DeJong) he faced. The Cardinals wouldn’t end up taking full advantage of the situation, only scoring one run. Marcell Ozuna would hit a sac-fly to CF, scoring Pham, giving the Cardinals an early 1-0 lead.
Greg Garcia would get his first hacks of the game in the 2nd inning with 2 outs. Garcia would line a HR over the RF wall to extend the Cardinals lead to 2-0. Garcia would end up delivering the biggest blow of the game his next at bat.
Garcia would take Finnegan deep to RF for his second time in as many at bats. Bader would come around to score on the HR, making it 4-0 Cardinals before the Reds had a hit.
Not to be overshadowed in the midst of Garcia’s phenomenal performance, Tommy Pham would contribute his talents as well.
Pham would go (3-4) with an RBI double, two stolen bases (one being third), 2 runs scored and a walk.
Marcell Ozuna’s 12-game hit streak came to an end today. He was (0-4) with an RBI sac-fly and his first walk of the season.
Jose Cafecíto Martínez would go (1-3) collecting his team leading 15th RBI.
Mikolas was the definition of efficiency today going 7 strong, quick innings.
Mikolas was throwing some straight nasty stuff, the curveball really had me rewind the TV a couple times today.
The first Reds hit would come in the bottom of the 4th inning, a single to LF from, Cardinal killer, Scooter Gennett.
Mikolas would have a slight hiccup to begin his 5th inning of work. Barnhart would leadoff the inning, crushing a solo shot to RF. Phillip Ervin would single to RF after the HR, but was retired quickly when Cliff Pennington grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.
Mikolas would retire the top of the Reds lineup in order to start the 6th. Mikolas would strike out Hamilton. Next he would get Peraza & Votto to both lineout to him on identical plays.
Mikolas final inning would be the 7th. The Cardinals defense would have his full support.
The best play of the inning coming on an all out diving catch from Harrison Bader to rob Barnhart.
Mikolas best start of the season would have the final line of: (7 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 BB, 4 k’s)
Greg Holland and Jordan Hicks would work the 8th and 9th inning, respectively. Both would come and close the door, ending any threats the Reds had.
The Cardinals (8-7) look to sweep the Reds (2-12) tomorrow afternoon, calling upon the ace, Carlos Martinez. (1–1, 2.41)
Martínez will be matched up with Homer Bailey. (0-2, 3.24)