This isn’t going to be fun, but with Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Brian Goodwin going deep for the Nationals Monday at Great American Park, the Reds continued on their path to infamy. Here’s a hint what this talking point is about:
Most HR allowed in a single series by #Reds— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) July 17, 2017
July, 2017 vs Nationals 13 (4g)
June, 1961 at Cubs 13 (3g)
May, 1950 vs Braves 13 (4g)
So what in the world is going on?
The Reds entered the game having surrendered 156 home runs this season, ahead of the pace of last season when Cincinnati pitchers gave up a MLB-record 258 long balls.
Sure, GABP qualifies as one of the great launching pads in the game, but isn’t this more than enough said?
Harper and Zimmerman are due up in mere minutes in the top of the seventh inning.
13 HR is the most the #Reds have allowed in any series at GABP.— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) July 17, 2017