Marlins 2 Reds 1
Hunter Greene tossed six innings of two run baseball, making it back-to-back quality starts for Reds rookie pitchers, but unlike Nick Lodolo's outing Monday night, the Reds bats were all but nonexistent in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins Tuesday night at GABP. Marlins starter Pablo Lopez seemed to barely break a sweat in handling the Reds over seven stellar innings. After stacking 16 hits last night, the Reds managed just two hits on the evening.
Quality outing: Greene 6.1 IN, 9 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K, 105 pitches/72 strikes. He looked confident early. He was dotting his fastball.....38 pitches at 100+ mph.
He needed just nine pitches in the 3rd inning and eight in the 4th inning. He took a shutout to the 5th inning before finding turbulence as the Marlins scored twice. But he bounced back to handle the 6th inning. David Bell gave him a shot at the 7th inning, but Greene was done after allowing two hits and reaching 105 pitches with one out. He allowed two hits on the night to the .192 hitting Jacob Stallings.
That will work: Monday/Nick Lodolo (6 IN/ 0 ER), Tuesday/Hunter Greene (6 IN, 2 R). Combined: 12.1 IN, 2 ER, 3 BB, 15 K.
Offense: 0 BB, 12 K, 2 hits.....one by Jonathan India and a solo homer by Mike Moustakas. Batters 2-3-4 (Drury-Pham-Votto) were a combined 0 for 10, 4 K.
The Reds didn't have a hit over the final four innings.
Moose tracks: Moustakas homered in the 5th inning to cap a nine pitch AB and pull the Reds within 2-1. Moose equaled his HR total of a year ago (6).
He has three bombs in his last six games.
Easy peasy: Lopez 7 IN, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 11 K (T-career high). He allowed an India singled to leadoff the game for the Reds, but the next hit/baserunner didn't come until the Moustakas homer in the 5th. He struck out the side in the 2nd and 6th innings.
Extinguisher: Trailing 2-1, David Bell turns to Buck Farmer to put out a two-on, one-out fire in 7th and his faith is rewarded when Farmer induced back-to-back pop ups. Farmer found one-out, runner on 3rd trouble in the 8th inning, but again escaped damage. That's one run allowed in six appearances/seven innings since his recall from Louisville. Ian Gibaut tossed a scoreless 9th inning.
Hold these: Pham raced to the foul line on a bloop single by Stallings, casually puts his sunglasses in his mouth, and gunned Stallings down attempting to stretch a single into a double.
Don't do it: Pham recorded his seventh assist of the season, top on the team. The 23 assists by Reds outfielders are 2nd-most in the majors behind Guardians outfielders (25)
Jam shot: Nick Senzel made a nice diving catch in CF, but appeared to jam his right shoulder on the play. He stayed in the game after a couple of warmup tosses.
Just like old times: Billy Hamilton pinch-ran and easily swiped 2nd base in the 8th inning.