How Was The Game? (June 17, 2015)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Wasteful.

Reds 8, Tigers 4

We were told to expect a pitcher’s duel tonight, and we sort of got one. David Price (14 GS, 97.1 IP, 2.50 ERA, 2.94 FIP) and Johnny Cueto was effective ahead of the rain delay but both gave up a home run before giving it to the bullpens. The Reds tied it at three, then Collins pulled ahead with a home run, and then the Chris Dominguez tripled in the tying run. That 4-4 score carried into extras. The Tigers looked cooked in the 10th, but a Martinez-Kinsler-McCann relay nabbed Bruce at the plate to extend the game. In the 12th, the Reds put two men on but Krol survived to put two more on in the 13th before giving way to Soria, who surrendered a walk off slam. The game was well-played for a while, and then it became a mess. Justin Verlander (1 GS, 5 IP, 3.60 ERA, 6.11 FIP) goes Thursday.

The Moment: Collins delivers a pinch-hit, go-ahead home run in the 8th.

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