Semi-Regular Reds Recap: KIVLEHAAAAAAN!

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 23: Bryan Price #38 of the Cincinnati Reds is seen in the dugout during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on April 23, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)WHAT HAPPENED IN FIVE SENTENCES OR LESS 

Patrick Kivlebhand an Scott Schebler provided the offense.  Bronson Arroyo provided the starting pitching. There were nervous moments at the end. The losing streak is over. Reds 7 Cubs 5 

CREDITS

Bronson Arroyo. He went six innings, gave up just two runs, threw just 66 pitches, and probably could've kept going.  Bronson has now made four starts.  Two have been at least halfway decent.  

Scott Schebler. He had two hits, including his fourth homer, and he drove in two.

Patrick Kivlehan.  His bases loaded double in the sixth gave the Reds some cushion, and sent the three dudes sitting behind me to their phones to look up who Patrik Kivlehan is.

KIVLEHAAAAAAN!

Wandy Peralta. Wandy minimized the damage in relief of Blake Wood in the seventh, and started the eighth with a strikeout. This dude has proven to be pretty tough to hit.

BLAMES

Blake Wood. He faced two hitter. Both got hits.

Raisel Iglesias. He was beaten up for the first time this season, allowing things to get a little dicey in the ninth, and making everyone wonder where his head was on an attempted pickoff to throw without Votto covering first.  

MOMENT THAT MATTERED

Sixth inning. Reds up a run. Bases loaded. No one out. Kivlehan came up big.

KIVLEHAAAAAAN!

NUMBERS THAT COUNT

.371/.458/.742. Through 19 games, that's the slash line for Eugenio Suarez.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

I rarely have bourbon at baseball games, but it was just chili enough to deviate from the norm.

HOT TAKE

Bryan Price made me want to punch myself in the face during the ninth inning on Friday. I didn't blog about it because I was out of town enjoying myself, but the way he handled things with Michael Lorenzen and Anthony Rizzo, come on.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE

Weeeeeee!
CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 23: Scooter Gennett #4 of the Cincinnati Reds slides into home after a three run double in the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on April 23, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)(Photos: Getty Images)

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