Reds vs. Cardinals – Video game Recap – June 4, 2021

ST. LOUIS — — Luis Castillo attained his very first victory since early April, rookies…

ST. LOUIS — — Luis Castillo attained his very first victory since early April, rookies Tyler Stephenson and Jonathan India homered and the Cincinnati Reds defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Friday evening.

“It was time,” Castillo mentioned by way of a translator. “What extra can I say? Glad we were being able to split the ice right now and get that ‘W.’ I absolutely felt distinct right now.”

Castillo (2-8), who was the Reds’ opening-day starter, picked up first high quality start off and earn because his next start out of the year, an 11-4 victory over Pittsburgh on April 7. Castillo snapped a 7-commence losing streak in opposition to the Cardinals. St. Louis tagged Castillo for 10 runs in 3 1/3 innings on April 1, and the Playing cards scored 4 runs off the 2019 All-Star appropriate-hander in five innings on April 25.

On Friday evening, he held the Cardinals in check, making it possible for a person operate and 3 hits with five strikeouts above six innings.

“The planning for this game actually served me out,” Castillo claimed. “I claimed ‘I received it, I genuinely received it.’ I wanted to do my very best.”

Manager David Bell stated it fantastic for Castillo to get a victory.

“Everyone was thrilled for Luis,” Bell claimed. “He’s performed it for the rest of the team so lots of situations. We stayed with him. All his teammates adore him. The way he did it, attacking with his fastball was great.”

Michael Feliz picked up his initially preserve, punctuating the earn by placing out Paul Goldschmidt on three pitches.

Nick Castellanos strike two doubles and Stephenson also experienced a RBI single for the Reds.

Cincinnati struck for three runs in the 2nd inning. Stephenson hit the first pitch into still left subject. With 1 out, Kyle Farmer was strike by a pitch. India then homered to still left field, giving the Reds a 3- edge.

“I’m sensation very good,” said India, who also arrived at base on two walks. “He threw a cutter and it was in excess of the middle and I obtained it.”

The Cardinals’ Edmundo Sosa hit his first important league home run in the fifth inning with one particular out. He took a curtain get in touch with.

“It was seriously fantastic,” Sosa mentioned. “It felt good to do it here in entrance of the crowd below at Busch Stadium. As shortly as I manufactured call, I realized it would be long gone. It truly is a gorgeous sensation that I am going to don’t forget.”

Cincinnati received the operate back in the sixth with two outs. India walked and Castillo, hitting eighth in the get, doubled to deep center, putting the Reds up 4-1.

“Hitting a double in the league, which is it appropriate? That pitch was over the plate and I produced excellent speak to,” Castillo explained.

Remaining-handed aid pitcher Andrew Miller, who was activated Thursday, loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh. Miller, the fourth of 5 Cardinal pitchers, escaped the jam by putting out Farmer.

“Nice to get again out there. I like what I’m carrying out,” Miller mentioned. “I’m in a significantly far better position. I’m content with it. I hope it is just a start. ”

Cincinnati additional two insurance policies operates in the ninth on a one and fielders option.

“Those tack-on runs are always significant,” Bell reported. “They can change almost everything against a fantastic workforce.”

The Cardinals produced it shut in the ninth when Matt Carpenter doubled property a operate and Tommy Edman doubled in two runs. Feliz relieved and retired Goldschmidt.

“It’s hardly ever effortless,” Bell claimed. “That’s Okay. It truly is not as clean as you’d like. I believe the bullpen guys did a excellent career. Feliz there on Goldschmidt was exceptional. In levels of competition, it doesn’t often go exactly like you want.”

Manager Mike Shildt reported his club “played our tails off” and just came up brief.

“Guys are participating in the game,” Shildt mentioned. “We received in their bullpen and did some very good points. We were being down 6-1 in the ninth and the up coming factor you know you have the profitable operate at the plate. It states a good deal about your club. I have a whole lot of respect for the group. The energy was there. A lot of positives tonight.”

The Reds experienced gained four of their last 5 game titles. The Cardinals have missing five of their very last six.

St. Louis left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim (1-4) still left immediately after producing one warmup pitch in the fourth inning. The staff said he was taken out with reduced again tightness. Kim permitted a few runs on two hits with 3 strikeouts and a strike batter.


Three Cardinals pitchers mixed to strike 4 Reds batters, just one working day soon after Adam Wainwright hit a few. St. Louis potential customers the key leagues in that group with 47 in 58 game titles. The Reds’ 1B Alex Blandino remaining the match in the bottom of the fifth with an evident hand harm after he was strike. Mike Freeman took his position at initially foundation in the base 50 {f7ace28afe27113323ebcbc15db4aacb666c5f5c079bf840994bad8a1353241c} of the inning.

Great Defense

LF Tyler O’Neill ran a lengthy way to make a emphasize capture of a fly strike into foul territory by Shogo Akiyama. O’Neill slid and collided with the wall, but held onto the ball and rapidly bounced up. In the eighth, O’Neill threw out India at next when he attempted to stretch a one into a double with one particular out.

Schooling Area

Reds: 1B Joey Votto (damaged remaining thumb) and OF Aristides Aquino (left hamate fracture) are on rehabilitation assignments at Triple-A Louisville. Votto last performed for the Reds on May perhaps 5 in opposition to the White Sox, when he experienced the thumb harm following he was hit by a Dallas Keuchel changeup. Aquino has not played for the Reds because April 13. … INF Mike Moustakas (proper heel bruise) is however operating his way again from when he wounded his foot by awkwardly stepping on the first base bag in Colorado very last month.

Cardinals: SS Paul DeJong (non-displaced rib fracture) will start off a two-sport rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Saturday. DeJong, out due to the fact May 12 soon after he was hit by a pitch by Milwaukee’s Freddy Peralta, will return to St. Louis for additional analysis. … CF Harrison Bader (ribs) was donning a fielder’s glove Friday and accomplishing some light-weight throwing. Bader went on the injured checklist Could 25.

UP Next

The Reds will begin RHP Tyler Mahle (4-2 3.42 Era) on Saturday. In Mahle’s 11 starts his calendar year, the Reds are 8-3. More than the very last two seasons, opponents are hitting just .210 versus Mahle. RHP Johan Oviedo (-2, 5.40) was recalled June 1 from Triple-A Memphis and will commence for St. Louis. The 23-12 months-aged Oviedo has appeared in 5 online games (four starts off) with the Cardinals this year.