That funky delivery belongs to Reds 2B Scooter Gennett, called on to pitch to spare the bullpen in Cincinnati’s 15-5 loss to the Cubs last night. It went about as expected, which is to say: It didn’t go great.

Gennett allowed two hits, including a Javy Baez home run, walked a batter and hit another. But he felt good out there, which is the important thing.

Gennett: “I don’t know what I was hitting, 95, 96...”

Reporters: “68.”

Gennett: “Yeah, I don’t believe that. I think the radar gun might be broken or something. That, Statcast, off-the-bat speed, all that’s fake news.”

I think I might be a Scooter Gennett fan? (Here’s where I remind you how he got his nickname: When he was a young boy, his mom took him to the police station to scare him into wearing his seat belt. When a cop asked for his name, he gave a fake one because he thought he couldn’t be arrested that way. He gave them the name of his favorite Muppet Babies character.

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Oh, and the nickname he’ll be wearing on the back of his jersey for MLB’s upcoming Players Weekend is “Ryan,” his given name.)

This was a weird game, a blowout in a lost season with a few quirks, like Joey Votto rifling a foul ball out of the dang stadium. I feel for everyone going through the motions here, including the beat guys—so I have to give credit to the Enquirer’s Zach Buchanan for this line:

While Gennett pitching was unique, it was just the capper on a long game that was mostly brutal and sometimes weird. Its oddities made it stand out, although no one will stick this particular Monday night game in a time capsule for future viewing. At least not unless one has a grudge against the unborn generation that might open it.

Don’t you love August baseball?