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 lose again, drop to 3-15

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Padres 8 Reds 5

Tuesday night it was an eight run 4th inning that did in the Reds. Wednesday night it was a four run 3rd inning that jump started the Padres to an 8-5 win over the Reds before a season low crowd of 9,192 at GABP. The Reds trailed 6-1, but chipped away, scored two in the 9th and brought the tying run to the plate before Jake Fraley flew out to end it. The Reds are now 3-15 on the season, 9 games back of first place Milwaukee. They have been outscored 101-54 on the year.

Vlad was bad: Vladimir Gutierrez 4 IN, 5 H, 6 R, 6 BB, 2 K, HR. 88 pitches/46 strikes. He walked three batters in the 2nd inning and allowed a run.
He allowed a triple, two singles, a Jackson Profar three run homer and a walk in the 3rd inning and was down 5-0. He hung around until the 5th, but was done after the first two batters reached. His velocity was down. He has 15 BB, 4 HBP and 11 K in 17 innings this season. ERA 7.41.

Quad-double: Kyle Farmer collected four doubles on the night....a career first....he's the 5th Reds to accomplish that. Billy Hatcher was the last in 1990.

Pham Blam! Pham roped his 3rd HR of the season (100th career) in the 7th inning to make it 6-3. He reached base three times (2H, BB).
Since his 0 for 22 start, he's 11 for 34 (.294).

Druuuuuuury: Brandon Drury got the start at DH and homered (3) in the 9th inning....he had two hits.

Big Diehl: Moeller product Phillip Diehl retired all six batters faced in the 6th and 7th, recording two strikeouts. A section of family and friends cheered from the stands. Diehl beamed from ear to ear.

Golden Sombrero: Jonathan India struck out four times.

I can't take it: Aristides Aquino 0-2, 2K....he's now 2 for 40 with 23 K. He was pinch-hit for in the 6th.

Early missed chance: The Reds put the first two on in the first inning (India 1B, Dury 1B) and loaded the bases (Votto BB) with one out (Pham K) but could not score. Farmer struck out and Nick Senzel grounded out.

Another missed chance: Trailing 6-1, the Reds loaded the bases with nobody out in the 6th but scored just once: Naquin PH K, Moran PH SF, India K.
David Bell used three pinch-hitters in the inning. Fraley pitch-hit and was HBP.

Chances aren't: 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position, 11 left on base.

Reprieve: The Reds appeared to be denied a run in the 3rd inning when Farmer double into the LF corner with two outs and Pham (1B) was called out at the plate on a well executed relay..LF-SS-C. But the Reds challenged and won after the review determined Pham avoided the tag and it was 5-1.

Glove work: Senzel made a really nice running catch to the warning track in RCF in the first inning. He made a nice catch on a shallow looper in the 5th inning and threw to the plate to eventually double up Profar as he dove back into 3rd base. The Reds began the day tied for fewest errors in MLB (3). The ML average is 9 errors per team. The White Sox had 20.

No more: Alexis Diaz entered in the 7th having not allowed a run in his first seven ML appearances (7.1). He served up a HR to Eric Hosmer as the first batter faced.

Welcome: Newly acquired 3B Matt Reynolds lined a single in his first AB.

Again? Senzel reached on catcher's interference for the second straight night and 10th time in his career.

Quality control: Reds starting pitchers have yet to record a quality start in 18 games this season.

Gory details: Padres pitcher McKenzie Gore 5 IN, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K. He's faced the Reds twice this season: 10 IN, 9 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 17 K.
He was the No. 3 pick overall in 2017. Hunter Green was No. 2. 

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