Vladimir Gutierrez impresses as Cincinnati Reds rout Milwaukee Brewers
Vladimir Gutierrez threw a career-high seven innings in his third Major League start, received a standing ovation as he left the mound and had all of his teammates lined up in the dugout to give him a high-five thereafter.
The one time he couldn’t help but smile?
Gutierrez registered his first major league hit in the second inning, a shortstop infield single that bounced off the head of a third baseman who was drawn onto the grass of the infield. .
On the same day Sonny Gray was placed on the 10 Day Injury List, Vladimir Gutierrez boosted the rotation with an impressive start to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday at the Great American Ball Park. .
Gutierrez showed his composure in a fourth inning of 24 shots. He must have sailed at the bottom of the Brewers roster with two runners on base and one out after a walk and a single.
He was throwing a four point lead, so there was a little margin for error. He didn’t need it. After falling to a 3-1 count against Jackie Bradley Jr., Gutierrez responded with two curved balls to put him out. Receiver Tyler Stephenson pointed to Gutierrez with his glove, signaling that he liked the field.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell knew the importance of the inning and inserted a pinched hitter, Pablo Reyes, in place of the pitcher. Gutierrez hit Reyes with sliders and pulled him out in four throws. Stephenson was so happy with the way Gutierrez got himself out of the jam he wanted at the bottom of the canoe stairs for Gutierrez to congratulate him.
At the end of Gutierrez’s outing, at the end of the seventh inning, it was the turn of the 11,862 spectators to show their appreciation to the 25-year-old right-hander with a standing ovation. Gutierrez hugged manager David Bell as he returned to the dugout, then greeted everyone in the dugout.
Gutierrez allowed two runs on six hits and three walks in seven innings, striking out seven. He threw a first pitch strike to 21 of his 31 batters, attacking batters with his fast pitch and showing strong control. of its curved ball and its cursor.
It was a big night for Stephenson, who had two doubles and produced three points. Brewers reliever Eric Lauer allowed Jesse Winker and Nick Castellanos two walks in the fourth inning. Stephenson followed with a two-run brace on the left field line for a 7-1 lead.
The Reds were lucky on their side in the first set. Winker hit a slow roll down the right side of the infield. Brewers starter Brett Anderson and first baseman Daniel Vogelbach were undecided as to who would line him up, and by the time Anderson picked him up, it was too late to beat Winker at base.
Winker celebrated his infield single by punching a fan after running down the line.
Castellanos, the next batter, hit a pitch with the tip of his bat in an area similar to Winker. Anderson lined him up cleanly, but spiked his shot to first base, allowing Castellanos to reach for an error.
Two runners on goal on a pair of balls on the ground that failed to come out of the grass in the infield. Winker scored on an RBI brace from Stephenson, a line that twisted right fielder Avisail García as he attempted to make a slip catch. Joey Votto drove to Castellanos on a playing field.
In the second inning, Jonathan India hit a single RBI on third base. Travis Shaw, the Brewers third baseman, dislocated his left shoulder as he attempted to retrieve the ball, which rolled into shallow left field. Castellanos added a brace with two strikeouts and two points to left field.