There are only four games. But the energy and passion from the 2021 Cincinnati Reds were clear since the first nightmare on debut day, the Reds have played an inspiring baseball. They compete in every bat, each pitcher has stepped in and grown. The Reds fell early tonight. But the offensive continued to crush the bats until they finally broke through.
The Pirates jumped in a 2-0 lead in a single home pair that ran off José De León on Monday night. The Reds are second on the podium, while Deleon himself with an RBI single marks his first MLB hit.
De León settled and landed on a massive jam triggered by Suarez̵7;s third inning crash, keeping two runners on base.De León hit the Pirates 2-5, hitting him cruising from that point. And ended the night with nine hits. Mike Moustakas tied the game in the fifth inning with absolute missiles.
The Reds were still crowned early in the season to keep the score for a seventh inning.That’s when Nick Castellanos said to “hold off this.”
Lucas Sims is the perfect 8th opportunity to launch in 2021.Jonathan India and Aristides Aquino drive the insurance car on the 8th.
Amir Garrett struggled in his 2021 debut, but he managed to finish the Pirates with Eugenio Suárez’s superb play to keep the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 victory.
Biggest game play
According to Fangraphs WPA (Increase Win Percentage) statistics the most important play of the game is Nick Kastellanos opened a single home with 1 in the lowest of 7th, giving the Reds a 3-2 lead. That play increased the Reds’ chances of winning by 21.0% (from 55.2% to 76.2%).
Jose De Leon Give the Reds everything they could ask for: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 9 K. The most impressive thing tonight for me was that he only walked 2 battles at night, which was Something he’s struggling with, his small MLB career and this spring.
Nick Castellanos It was hitting cold .533 / .588 / 1.333 after running home and walking tonight, the bomb had 108.9 EV and went 431 feet.
Mike Moustakas The first hit of the year and he counts: 110.2 EV, 430 feet. He also rips twice later in the night.
Jonathan India Now hit it safely in all four games to kick off his big league career. He joined the big insurance on the 8th.
Reds bullpen Just still dominate Sionel Perez and Sean Dolittle Each person has a perfect chance with two hits. Lucas Sims It’s the perfect opportunity to launch in 2021.
Sean Doolittle’s average Fastball last year was 90 mph, under 95 since 2017.
Tonight Du Little hit 96. He was another Reds’ pitcher at increased speed.
– Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) April 6, 2021
Eugenio Suarez Made another pretty bad mistake, The Pirates had a runner before. There was a ball going at Votto, and he threw it lightly at Suárez until he fell flat. Suárez appears to be in a rush to try to play it twice. He played steady to finish the upcoming game and tossed the ball well. It’s a style of play where if he runs too fast, he can throw the ball in the stands and let the Pirates tie the game.
Amir Garrett Shaky in his 2021 debut, he quit single-family jobs and take a walk. He survived But his pace is a concern if he wants to be the best at the Reds.
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How good John SadakReally? He was really fun to listen to. You can feel the joy in his broadcast. It was refreshing to have the people in the booth who were clearly grateful for the Reds’ game-calling opportunity.
Today’s best tweet sums up how ridiculous the Castellanos suspension is.
Castellanos’ suspension was too harsh because you thought MLB would at some point use his videos scoring and bent as part of an ad campaign?
– local bIogger (@fergoe) April 5, 2021
Pirates at Reds
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Wade Miley (8.1 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K *) vs. Trevor Cahill (3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K *).
* 2021 spring training statistics