Eric Thames hit two home runs and Hernan Perez homered and drove in four runs as the Brewers outslugged the Reds 11-7 in Milwaukee.
Thames would come back to homer in the 2nd inning, a two-run shot that just went over the left field fence. He also tied a franchise record with his 10th homer in April. "There are some teams that somehow the ball finds your barrel, and there are some teams where you get a good pitch and you swing and it is a foul ball or a strikeout". "As the saying goes, you may get one good pitch to hit in your at-bat, you don't want to miss it". Thames has more home runs in six games against the Reds (eight) than any other hitter in Major League Baseball has home runs overall. South Korea isn't some lawless backwater where anything goes: The Korean Baseball Organization is a legitimate league with actual rules even though - shocked face - it isn't within the United States' border like Major League Baseball.
Perez's three-run homer capped that inning. Otherwise, Garza allowed four hit, three walks and struck out four with 94 pitches. He's hit some good pitches, too, but he doesn't miss a mistake.
The biggest scare came in the top of the third, when a Orlando Arcia failed to field an easy grounder committing his first error in 43 games. He also set a club record for runs scored in April with 24. Cincinnati RHP Rookie Davis (bruised right forearm) will be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Brewers.
Ryan Braun left the game in the sixth inning after fouling a number of pitches off his foot.
Vote of no confidence in Zuma postponed
The ANC national working committee resolved to oppose the motion of no confidence, and ANC MPs were ordered to vote against it. For a vote of no confidence motion to be successful, it requires 201 of the 400 National Assembly MPs to vote in favor.
Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Monday night. Milwaukee optioned LHP Brent Suter to Colorado Springs in order to activate RHP Matt Garza to start Monday. Mesoraco is now on the disabled list following right hip surgery and is rehabbing with Double-A Pensacola. The Reds counter with Scott Feldman (1-1, 2.38).
Zach Davies (2-2) allowed six hits in five scoreless innings, lowering his ERA from 8.24 to 6.57.
Garza struggled against the Reds last season, going 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA in two starts, and he is 4-5 with a 4.84 mark against them in 14 career starts.
Called up on Sunday to replace Lisalverto Bonilla, Hernandez finally took the mound tonight for Cincinnati, and did so in dazzling fashion.
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