Final: Reds Sox 3 Reds 2 Boxscore
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 12: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Boston Red Sox follows through on a two-run home run in the eighth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 12, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Red Sox won 3-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
B1: Todd Frazier RBI 1B, 1-0 Reds
B1: Devin Mesoraco RBI 1B, 2-0 Reds (16 RBI in his last 15 games)
T7: Xander Bogarts RBI 1B, 2-1 Reds
T8: Yoenis Cespedes 2-out, 2-run HR, 3-2 Reds
Yoenis Cespedes crushed a Jonathan Broxton fastball 433 feet, for a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to beat the Reds and waste another excellent start by Reds pitching. Mat Latos tossed seven innings of one run baseball, but the Reds offense went silent after scoring two runs in the first inning. It was a poor night for the offense and a poor night for the manager.
The Reds had 2 H, 2 BB, SB, 2 R, before Joe Kelly recorded an out last night. But Brayan Pena hit into a double play and Chris Heisey struck out. The Reds went 4 for 29, 2 walks, 0 runs the rest of the game.
*Reds have dropped 3 of last 4 at GABP..... vs teams with a losing record.
*Not a good night for the manager....but Reds scored a big fat zero after 1st inning.
*Price has allowed .221 hitting Cozart to hit, down a run and down to last out, twice since Friday night.
*Price elected to pitch to Cespedes with first base open, and Daniel Nova on-deck.
*Price's decision reminded me of electing to have Broxton pitch to Andrew McCutchen on July 12 vs Pittsburgh.
*38th time in 119 games Reds have scored 2 runs or fewer (31.9).
*Reds 60-59, remain 5.5 out in NL Central after Brewers lost. Cards lost. Pirates won.
*Reds ML high 27th one run loss, 17-27.....next closest 23 (Boston/NY Mets).
*Reds last 3 losses have been by 1-run each: 3-2, 4-3, 2-1.
*6 of last 7 losses have been by one run.
*Reds have nine 1-run losses since All-Star break.....9-15 overall.
*Reds got 2 runs in 1st, but one hit after 3rd inning.
*Billy Hamilton BB in 1st, 20th of year, and has drawn a walk in 3 consecutive games for 1st time in career.
*Billy's his 44 stolen bases......most by a Reds rookie since Chris Sabo's 46 in 1988...
*Schumaker's PH appearance was the 1,000th appearance of his ML career.
*Brayan Pena made heck of stab on hot shot at 1B in 8th.
*Again, Pena came into this season with a grand total of 9.2 innings played at 1B in his career.
*Reds SP victimized by blown save for 1st time since July 12. Latos victimized for 3rd time this season.
*Pena career high streak ends at 13.
*5 game hit streak for Bruce.
*Reds bullpen now 10-20.
*Broxton allowed 1 HR in 1st 40 appearances/142 batters faced...has now allowed 2 HR in last 5 appearances/20 batters.
*Broxton's 3 HR: McCutchen, Stanton and Cespedes.
*From Jeff: Broxton gave up 2 runs his first 31 games, 5 runs in his last 14.
Mat Latos: 7 IN, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 100 pitches/68 strikes.
Big 2-out K of Mike Napoli with tying run on 2nd.
Jonathan Broxton, 8th: 1 IN, 2 H, 2 R, K, ERA jumps from 1.07 to 1.47.
*6th run Broxton has allowed in 45 games.
*1st time allowing multiple runs in an appearance this year.