Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds fall in Lodolo's debut, swept by Guardians

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Guardians 7 Reds 3

Nick Lodolo struggled in his major league debut and the Cleveland Guardians hit homers in three consecutive innings and four on the day vs to beat the Reds 7-3 and complete a two-game sweep of the Reds (2-4).

Lodolo: 4 IN, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 2 HBP. He threw 79 pitches/49 strikes. He struck out two batters in an uneventful first inning, but things went downhill from there. He went HBP-K-BB-BB-BB-HBP in the 2nd inning. CF Jake Fraley save him two runs with a diving catch with the bases loaded to end the inning. He allowed HR ini the 3rd and another in the 4th. Keep in mind, Lodolo had a total of 6.2 career innings above Double-A entering today.

Power sources: Fraley clubbed a solo homer (415 feet) in the 5th to get the Reds on the board and Tyler Stephenson jaked a 2-run shot in the 8th.

How about Stephenson? He threw out three base stealers on Tuesday and added two hits, including a HR today.

Tommy Pham (hand) and Nick Senzel (day off) were out of the starting lineup.

Swiper: Tyler Naquin had two more hits and stole a base, his first SB of the season. That's the third in six games for the Reds.

Bullpen: Buck Farmer 2.0, 1 R, HR.....Alexis Diaz 1.1, 0 R.......Dauri Moreta 1.2, 1 R, HR.

Oh, Aquino: He was 0-4 with 4 K today and stands 1-13 with 9 K on the season. August of 2019 seems so long ago....because it is.

Opportunity: Brandon Drury got his 2nd start of the season (3B) and collected a double. He had a chance to pick up an RBI, but Kyle Farmer was cut down on a perfectly executed 2-out relay to the plate.

Holy, Jose: Guardians 3B Jose Ramirez mashed from start to finish in the series. Tuesday: 3 H, 3B, Grand Slam, 6 RBI. Wednesday: 2B, HR, 3 RBI.

Straw Man: Guardians CF Myles Straw reached base five times for Cleveland, 4 H, BB.

Miller Time: Guardians 2B Owen Miller hit two home runs. He hit four in 2021.

Attendance: 10,976. Per Charlie Goldsmith, Enquirer: In 2018, Reds also only had four games with worse attendance. In 2017 and 2016, the Reds had one game each year with worse attendance than today's.

Next: Reds head to the West Coast.....4 in LA, 3 in SD.

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