Reds 6 Brewers 5
Well....that was wild.
Eugenio Suarez hit a dramatic two-out, two-run homer in the 9th inning to send the Reds past the Brewers 6-5 Monday night at Miller Park.
The Reds had led 4-1 in the 8th inning, only to see Raisel Iglesias serve up grand slam to the .130 hitting Tyler Saladino to give the Brewers a 5-4 lead...
The Reds move to 45-54 on the year. All six runs scored on two-out hits.
The Suarez blow capped a monster night that saw him hit two homers (25/26) and drive in four of the six runs
Iglesias came on with nobody out in the 8th inning after Amir Garrett was reached for a lead off single by Mike Moustakas. Iglesias allowed a single and a walk before the blast. Saladino has hit a grand slam in back-to-back games.
Sonny Gray pitched really well, again: 6 IN, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K. 105 pitches/62 strikes. ERA down to 3.29. It was 4.90 last season. Gray has made 20 starts. He's allowed more than three runs twice (4 in each). How is that 3-year/$30M deal with an option looking?
Jose Iglesias broke a 1-1 tie with a two-out laser single up the middle to score Yasiel Puig in the top of the 6th inning and give the Reds a lead they would not relinquish. The Iglesias hit bailed the Reds out of a base running debacle. After Puig double to lead off the inning, Phillip Ervin lined a one out single to right-field. Puig stopped a 3rd. Ervin was caught in a rundown and tagged out 9-3-4-6.
Suarez helped the Reds play add-on and extend the lead to 4-1 with a two-out, two-run homer (25) in the 7th inning.
The Brewers had threatened in the 7th inning. After Michael Lorenzen walked two batters, Amir Garrett came on and walked Christian Yelich to load the bases with two outs. But he struck out Yasmani Grandal to end the threat.
Trailing 1-0 in the top of the 5th inning, the Reds got on board when Joey Votto lined a two-out, RBI single into center field to score Juan Graterol. Graterol and Nick Senzel had singled in the inning.
Joey Votto collected two hits for the second consecutive game. Ervin had a hit a walk and a stolen base. Nick Senzel added two hits in his return to the lineup.
Wandy Peralta picked up the win. Jared Hughes recorded the save.Iglesias is now a comical 2-9 with a 4.60 ERA and 9 homers allowed in 43 innings.
Credit Graterol (Gray) and Ryan Lavarnway (Anthony DeSclafani) for learning new pitchers on the fly and being a part of stellar performances the last two games.
Down on the Farm: Alex Wood made a rehab start at AA Chattanooga: 6 IN, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K. 85 pitches/59 strikes.
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