Reds 11 Marlins 2
Nick Lodolo tossed six strong innings and the Reds bats backed him up with 11 runs on 16 hits as the Reds trounced the Marlins 11-2 Monday night at GABP. The Reds trailed 1-0 in the 3rd inning before scoring 11 of the final 12 runs. The Reds have won 9 of their last 13 games.
Bounceback: Lodolo 6 IN, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, career high 9 K....96 pitches/63 strikes. It was his first career quality start. He struck out the side in the 6th. He escaped a bases loaded, no out jam in the 3rd inning with a strikeout and lineout DP to Joey Votto. Nice response to his last start vs St. Louis, prior to the All-Star break (2 IN, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 HBP, WP, HR).
Team effort: All nine Reds hitters collected at least one hit, five had multi-hit nights, and seven batters scored at least one run, with four scoring twice.
Jonathan India and Donovan Solano recorded three hits, Kyle Farmer and Matt Reynolds added two hits each. Brandon Drury drove in four runs, India three runs and Solano two runs. The Reds put a runner on 2nd base with less than two outs in each of the first six innings.
Ding, dong, gone: Drury's 3-run shot (No. 19) in the 4th inning gave the Reds a 6-2 lead and ended the night for Marlins starter Trevor Rogers.
Per Bally's, Drury is the 4th Reds player to hit at least 18 HR in a season in which they played at least 5 different positions in that season. He joins Scooter Gennett, Willie Greene (2x) and Johnny Bench (3x).
Oh, so grand: India clobbered his first career grand slam in the 5th inning to extend the Reds lead to 10-2......he collected a 1B, 2B, HR and a walk in his return to the lineup after missing Sunday's game with a thigh contusion. Needing a triple for the cycle, he lined out to left in the 7th inning.
Off the mat: Trailing 1-0 in the 3rd, Farmer's 2-out RBI single tied the game. Solano followed with a 2-run RBI double for the 3-1 lead.
Failure at the basics: 2B Solano failed to catch a 1st inning throw to 2nd by catcher Michael Papierski on a 2-out stolen base attempt by Nick Fortes....error on Solano. The throw went off Solano's glove into CF. Nick Senzel was nowhere to be found on the backup and Fortes went to 3rd. He later scored on a base hit. Papierski made a throwing error in the 4th inning and then should have been charged with a passed ball (Wild pitch) that scored a run.
What up? I swear Senzel's hitting has come around (.360 last 25 games) at the expense of everything else. He's forgotten how to run the bases and his OF defense has been questionable.
Dumb: Trailing 11-2 in the 8th inning, the Marlins turned to 2B Willians Astudillo to pitch.....he walked Votto...throwing back-to-back 40 mph pitches and then retired the side.
Hey, I see you: Billy Hamilton took over at 2B as a defensive replacement in the 8th inning for the Marlins.