The Reds extended their winning streak to five Thursday with a 2-1 triumph over host Milwaukee at a big reason for that has to do with the stellar outing by rookie Tony Cingrani.
The southpaw improved to 6-2 on the campaign by twirling 6.1 innings of 4-hit and 1-run baseball. His only mistake came on a second inning pitch to Khris Davis that Milwaukee's left fielder belted over the wall for a solo home run. Outside of the that, Cingrani was dominant, fanning nine batters while walking only one.
It will be extremely interesting to see how the Reds decide to shuffle the rotation when and if ace Johnny Cueto returns from the disabled list. Because at this point it would be very difficult to pull Cingrani out of the starting five. No. 52 has provided a huge lift to his team in Cueto's absence.