Padres 6 Reds 0
Nothing fine about nine: The Reds have lost nine straight games, finishing their West Coast trip 0-7 with a sweep at the hands of the Padres.
It is their first nine game skid since 2017 (June 9-18). The Reds are now.....2..........and........11.
The game was scoreless and the Padres were without a hit vs Vladimir Gutierrez to the bottom of the 4th inning when Jurickson Profar clubbed a two-run homer to make it 2-0. It felt like 10-0. The Padres tacked on another run in the 5th after catcher Jorge Alfaro (HBP) stole 2nd on a pitchout (?) and then scored on a two-out single by Trent Grisham to make it 3-0. In the 7th, Ha-Seong Kim took Buck Farmer out to straight away center to push it to 4-0. The Padres played add-on vs Hunter Strickland in a messy 8th that saw them score two more times to make it 6-0.
Offense: Still M.I.A.....5 hits/13 strikeouts. That's six consecutive games scoring 2 runs or fewer and 7 total runs over the last 6 games.....10 runs on the trip....is that a franchise record for a seven game trip?
Gutierrez: 4.2, 2 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 2 K, HR, 2 HBP. 71 pitches/42 strikes.
He hit Manny Machado in the shoulder with a fastball in the 4th inning.....he hit Alfaro on the hand in the 5th....all remained calm....but each scored.
Bullpen: Wilson 0.1, Diaz 1.0, Farmer 1.0, 1 R, Strickland 1.0, 2 R.
Padres 23-year old LH McKenzie Gore was good. The No. 3 pick overall in 2017 went 5 IN, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K.
No Show: Luke Voit, who clobbered Tyler Stephenson on the plate at the plate last night was not in the starting lineup.
Pham Man: Tommy Pham reached in the first inning for the 3rd straight game. Homer Monday, homer Tuesday, single on Wednesday. He also made a sweet sliding catch in LF.
Votto: Single, walk. He was gunned down by Profar attempting to score on a two out single to LF by Colin Moran in the 4th inning.
Doubling up: Colin Moran collected two singles. He entered the game 1 for 14.
Aristides Aquino: 0-2 with 2 K....both on fastballs. He's 2 for 18 with 8 K on fastballs this season. If he's not catching up with fastballs what pitch can he handle and what purpose does he serve? He's 2 for 36 with 20 K overall.
Nice AB: Nick Senzel battled for a walk in a 9 pitch at-bat that included fouling a pitch off his left ankle.
How's that? Padres 2B Jake Cronenworth walked three times. He entered 0 for his last 18.
Show time: Catcher Mark Kolozsvary, promoted to take the roster spot of Tyler Stephenson, made his ML debut when he went behind the plate in the 7th.
Next: After 11 of their first 13 on the road, the Reds are home for a three-game series vs the Cardinals beginning Friday night.