MLB Game Recap - Cincinnati at Milwaukee
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

LAA
3
HOU
6
F
MIA
4
NYM
0
F
PHI
8
WSH
3
F
BOS
9
TOR
7
F
BAL
2
TB
4
F
LAA
12
HOU
5
F
CHC
1
DET
7
F
MIN
2
CLE
4
F
OAK
10
TEX
3
F
NYM
0
MIA
3
F
CIN
2
MIL
3
F
PIT
0
CHW
4
F
KC
5
STL
4
F
SEA
8
SD
3
F
COL
5
ARI
4
F
LAD
8
SF
10
F(11)
NYY
ATL
PPD

August 25, 2020 8:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Cincinnati (11-17)

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

4

1

Milwaukee (13-15)

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

x

3

5

0

W: Woodruff (2-2)

L: Castillo (0-4)

S: Hader (7)

CIN - HR: none

MIL - HR: none

Woodruff leads Brewers to 3-2 win over Reds
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:58 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Woodruff pitched six strong innings, Orlando Arcia snapped a 2-for-21 stretch with a go-ahead base hit in the fourth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Woodruff (2-2) allowed two runs on four hits and struck out eight and walked one. The victory was a nice bounce back for the Brewers' opening-day starter after a 7-1 loss at Minnesota in his previous start. He worked out of a bases-loaded, nobody out jam in the fifth. Ben Gamel helped him out with a perfect throw from right to force out Freddy Galvis at home.

"I just knew it waw a tough read for Galvis," Gamel said. "It was kind of in between, could have gone either way. Fortuntely, we got a good hop."

Home plate umpire Shane Livensparger orginally called Galvis safe, but the reversed himself after a mild protest from Brewers manager Craig Counsell and called him out.

"He forget it was a force out," Reds manager David Bell said. "My angle was that the catcher didn't have his foot on the plate."

Unfortunately for the Reds, catcher Omar Narvaez had his toe on the corner of the plate.

"I was a little confused because the throw clearly beat him," Gamel said.

Counsell thought the force out to save the inning was a soloid play.

"There's nothing lucky about it," he said.

Brent Suter came on to start the seventh and struck out the side. Devin Williams retired the side in order in the eighth. Josh Hader handled the ninth for his seventh save that gave the Brewers consecutive wins for the first time this season.

"Anytime that we've got the lead and we can get into that 6th, 7th inning or beyond, I think we're in a good spot," Woodruff said. "That's kind of how our team's been built over the last few years."

Milwaukee answered with three runs off Luis Castillo (0-4) in their half of the fourth after the Reds grabbed a two-run lead on Mike Moustakas' base hit in the top of the inning.

Christian Yelich scored on a fielder's choice and throwing error by first baseman Joey Votto. Gamel doubled home Keston Hiura before Arcia's clutch base hit. Gamel was thrown out at the plate on a perfect throw from right fielder Nick Castellanos to keep it close.

Castillo pitched much better than his previous start, his shortest of the season. He allowed four run in 3 1/3 innings in a 4-0 loss to Kansas City last Tuesday. Against the Brewers, he allowed three runs - two earned - on five hits over six innings. He struck out nine and walked four.

Votto and manager David Bell were both ejected by home plate umpire Shane Livensparger after the Reds batted in the top of the eighth.

Cincinnati lost their fourth straight and fell to 2-6 on the 10-game road trip.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: Cincinnati placed RHP Anthony DeSclafani on the paternity list, selected the contract of LHP Jesse Biddle from the alternated training site and assigned INF Jose Garcia to the Taxi Squad.

UP NEXT

Sonny Gray (4-2, 2.21 ERA) aims to extend an active streak of 39 consecutive starts, since Aug. 25, 2018, without allowing more than six hits, the longest such streak in Major League history. Adrian Houser (1-2, 3.72 ERA) looks for his first victory over Cincinnati (0-0, 4.50 ERA) in his third career start and sixth appearance overall.

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Pitchers of Record

Cincinnati IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
L. Castillo (L, 0-4) 6 5 1 4 9 1.50 1.500
Milwaukee IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
B. Woodruff (W, 2-2) 6 4 2 1 8 3.00 0.833
J. Hader (S, 7) 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000

Batting Leaders

Cincinnati AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
M. Payton 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.0
E. Suarez 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.4
Milwaukee AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
B. Gamel 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.7
O. Arcia 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.3

Team Comparison

CIN MIL
At Bats 31 28
Hits 4 5
Batting Average .129 .179
On Base Percentage .182 .281
Slugging Percentage 0.161 0.214
Doubles 1 1
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 0 0
Total Bases 5 6
Walks 1 4
Strikeouts 13 12
Stolen Bases 1 0
Caught Stealing 0 1
Runners Left On Base 4 5
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 1/4 2/6
Double Plays Fielded 0 0
Errors 1 0

2020 Regular Season - MIL Leads Series 3-2

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Aug 7 CIN 8 @ MIL 3 T. Bauer E. Lauer
Sat Aug 8 CIN 4 @ MIL 1 A. DeSclafani B. Anderson
Sun Aug 9 CIN 3 @ MIL 9 B. Suter S. Gray
Mon Aug 24 CIN 2 @ MIL 4 B. Anderson T. Bauer
Tue Aug 25 CIN 2 @ MIL 3 B. Woodruff L. Castillo

Game Information

Stadium: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 2:47
Weather: 70F, Dome or Roof Closed
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?