The Cincinnati Reds have eclipsed their season high in hits today by pounding out 19 against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Their previous high of 15 was set on April 15th against the Pirates and tied again five days later against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley. They sure to like playing their NL Central foes! They are now 16-12 against their own division with the 13-4 victory today.
Leadoff hitter Billy Hamilton set the tone for the day when he led off the game with a home run, his fourth of the year. He also added a single in the fifth, and a bases loaded single in the eighth.
Left fielder Ryan Ludwick led the Reds with four hits today. Three of them were doubles.
Every Cincinnati starter had at least one hit except for pitcher Mike Leake. Leake did not pitch particularly well, giving up nine hits and four runs through five innings, but he still picked up his fourth victory of the season.
Frazier led the Reds with four RBI today. He added a two run double in the ninth inning to go with his home run in the fifth.
Estrada got hit hard for the Brewers today, giving up five runs through five. Reliever Rob Wooten took the brunt of the Reds’ wrath today though. Wooten had the dubious distinction of not retiring a batter while allowing six hits and five runs.