Brewers vs Reds Game 1: Three Up, Three Down


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The Milwaukee Brewers (20- 9) fell to the Cincinnati Reds (13-15) on Thursday night, as reliever Jim Henderson had an extremely rough outing.

Henderson entered the game in the eighth inning with a 3-3 tie. However, he quickly squandered it. In 2/3 inning, Henderson gave up five runs on four hits before being replaced by Rob Wooten. The Brewers ended up losing 8-3.

Let’s see who impacted the game the most, both positively and negatively.

Three Up

1. Todd Frazier: Frazier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a total of three runs batted in. He also drew a walk, something Frazier doesn’t ordinarily do.

2. Carlos Gomez: Gomez hit a game-tying two-RBI double, but that’s not why he’s on this list. The Brewers’ center fielder robbed Joey Votto of a home run again. Watch it here. You can tell Votto is getting fed up with Gomez.

3. Homer Bailey: Despite giving up eight hits, Bailey managed to pitch eight strong innings and only allowed three runs. After a rough start to the season, Bailey was in need of a good start.

Three Down

1. Jim Henderson: Well, duh. Henderson was rocked last night and coincidentally, was placed on the 15-day disabled list this morning with right shoulder inflammation.

2. Aramis Ramirez: Boy, as Ramirez slowed down since his blazing hot start. He went 0-for-4 last night, lowering his average to .265.

3. Rob Wooten: Wooten can never seem to have a clean inning. He came in to relieve Henderson, only needing one out. While he eventually got it, he gave up a hit and walked a batter before that.

The Brewers will take on the Reds at 6:10 p.m. CT tonight. Wily Peralta (3-1, 2.56 ERA) takes the mound for the Crew and will face the Reds’ Mike Leake (2-2, 3.82 ERA).