Final: Reds 6 Pirates 3 Boxscore
B2: Kristopher Negron 3-run HR, 3-0 Reds
T4: Neil Walker RBI groundout, 3-1 Reds
T5: Josh Harrison RBI 1B, 3-2 Reds
B5: Devin Mesoraco RBI 2B, 4-2 Reds
T6: Walker HR, 4-3 Reds
B6: Todd Frazier 2-run HR, 6-3 Reds....#19 (ties career high)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 13: Kristopher Negron #17 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a three-run home run in the second inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on July 13, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Just call them the Resilient Reds. Less than 24-hours after experiencing the sting of Andrew McCutchen in an extra-inning loss, the Reds recovered and took the series over the Pirates with a 6-3 win Sunday.
Kristopher Negron got the Reds started in the second inning with his first ML HR, and Todd Frazier played on-add for breathing room in the 6th, as the Reds beat the Pirates 6-5. The Reds took 2 of 3 from the Pirates and finish the homestand 8-3.
*Reds hit All-Star break 51-44, 1.5 game back Brewers.
*Another rain delay at GABP: 56-minutes in 5th inning.
*Reds score first and score multiple runs in inning, again.
*Kristopher Negron hit 3-run HR in 2nd, for 1st ML homer. He was making his first ML start.
*Missed chances: 10 base runners in four innings vs Francisco Liriano.
2nd: Frazier K with bases loaded to end inning.
4th: 0 runs after loaded 1 out, K Ludwick/Hesiey
Reds drew 7 BB in first 5 innings....2 scored.
*Mesoraco out on squeeze attempt by Negron. Pitch was outside. Russell Martin with nice backhand.
*21st Reds runner making an out at plate this year (per Joel Luckhaupt).
*Cozart had 5 errors entering today’s game and now has 2 in this inning.
*Reds SP innings pitched last 6 games: 2.2, 6.2, 5, 5, 6, 6, toss in a 12 inning, 11 inning games and you how taxed bullpen was.
*Mesoraco 2 hits, 2 walks.
*Billy Hamilton 2 hits, .285 at All-Star break.
*3 hit game Hesiey....2nd of week.
*Billy Hamilton 15th caught stealing/38 SB.
*Billy thrown out 15 of 90 attempts at AAA last year…..15 of 53 attempts at ML this year.
*Reds 10-0-1 in series vs Cubs-Brewers-Pirates.
Johnny Cueto: 6 IN, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 K/113 pitches....(10-6) returned from 56-minute rain delay in 5th. Cueto was not sharp. He walked 2 batters in 5th, gave up RBI to Harrison, but got big K of McCutchen with 2 on to end 5th.
Jumbo Diaz, 7th: 1-2-3
Jonathan Broxton, 8th: 1-2-3.
Aroldis Chapman, 9th: K'd the side....for 21 save...K in 41 straight appearances/ML record.
Simon added to NL All-Star team
(Courtesy Cincinnati Reds)
Simon learned the news during the third inning of Sunday's game: