Even though Jake Arrieta threw a no hitter against them the Cincinnati Reds still found a way to have some fun on Twitter.
It takes a lot of courage and strength to laugh at yourself, even when you’re at your all-time low as a franchise. That’s why the Cincinnati Reds should be celebrated. Even after they got no-hit by Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta and lost the game 16-0 on Thursday night, they still find a way to be optimistic on Twitter.
Hey, at least Cincinnati didn’t have a perfect game thrown against them, right? And it’s not like getting no hit by Jake Arrieta, arguably the best pitcher in the National League, is anything to be overly ashamed about. He has the ability to make any lineup look hopeless. While the Reds might have an 8-8 record, even after losing to the Cubs, that likely won’t continue. They’ll need every bit of optimism this season as they have been projected by many to be among the worst teams in the NL Central, if not the worst.
Eugenio Suarez (one walk), Jay Bruce (one walk), and Scott Schebler (two walks) were the lone three Cincinnati players to reach base against Arrieta on Thursday night. Considering how good Arrieta looked, those three players should feel fortunate that they got on base at all.
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