im calling a votto dinger.
Just call me Legs
Votto grounds out to 3rd. 4-2 Cubs mid 5th.
Samardzija strikes out. 4 Ks.
More of that breaking ball from Cingrani please That was filthy
Sappelt grounds out to 2nd.
Ransom strikes out. 5 Ks. 4-2 Cubs after 5.
Regarding that breaking ball, why didn't the Reds force Cingrani to almost exclusively throw that pitch down in the minors? It's nasty, but very inconsistent, and it's difficult to develop consistency if it's rarely thrown. He's proven that his fastball is a strength, so what was the point of throwing his fastball 80% of the time in AAA. I would think he should have been throwing breaking ball and changeup 80% and just mixing in a few fastballs.
Phillips flies out to center.
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