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


Phillies bomb five homers, batter Reds 11-3

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Phillies 11 Reds 4

The Phillies, who had not homered in their previous six games, clouted five homers and pounded out 18 hits in battering the Reds 11-4 at GABP Tuesday night. Rhys Hoskins had three hits, homered twice and drove in five runs. Nick Castellanos homered and doubled twice. The Reds had rallied from a 2-0 deficit to lead 3-2 in the 3rd inning, only to see the Phillies regain the lead the next inning and score the next nine runs of the game. Things got so bad that position player Alejo Lopez took the mound in the 8th inning to record the final two outs. He retired both batters faced.

Rough homecoming: It was a tough GABP debut for the Mason product, Zeuch, who pitched before family and friends: 4.0 IN, 11 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 3 HR, 78 pitches/49 strikes. It was scoreless to the 3rd inning when Darick Hall clubbed a solo-homer and then Nick Castellanos followed with his 11th home run to make it 2-0. The Reds got him the lead in the 3rd inning, but he gave it right back in the 4th. A Hoskins three-run homer put the Phils back on top 5-3. Zeuch was done when the first two batters reached in the 5th inning. His ERA is 13.50 through two starts.

One of those nights: The ball was jumpin' at GABP.....there were four homers in the first three innings and seven for the game (5 Phils/2 Reds).
There was also rain in centerfield before there was rain at home plate....but the game was not delayed.

Leading man: Jake Fraley was moved to the leadoff spot by David Bell and he lined a single in his first at-bat and then a two-run homer to tie the game in
the 3rd inning.

Back-to-back jacks: Fraley and Jonathan India hit consecutive homers to tie the game and give the Reds a 3-2 lead in the 3rd inning.

Moving down: India returned to the lineup for the first time since being hit by a pitch in the leg at the Field of Dreams game. He was dropped to No. 2 in the order. It was his first time not leading off in a start since June 7 of last season. He homered and struck out three times.

Career oh-fer: Joey Votto 0 for 4, his hitless streak reaching a career high 0 for 22.

Up and in: TJ Friedl got the call from Louisville after Donovan Solano was placed on the paternity list. He collected two hits and an RBI.
He was hitting .316 with a .426 OBP in August.

Golden: Albert Almora Jr. flashed leather.....making a running catch up against the wall in right-center field and a diving catch on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly.

Tough go of it: Jose Barrero was 0-4 with 2 more K.....that's 24 K in 43 AB since his promotion.

Again: Kyle Farmer added two more hits...that's 15 for his last 33 during an eight game hit streak. He has six two hits games since moving to 3B.

Working it: Ross Detwiler 1.0, 0 R. Buck Farmer 2.0, 0 R, 4 K's. Reiver Sanmartin 1.1, 5 R, 2 HR, 37 pitches....his most pitches since throwing 43 as a starter on May 1. He had made 11 consecutive scoreless appearances dating back to July 14.

Swing and miss: Reds batters struck out 14 times without drawing a walk.

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