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 swept by Pirates in doubleheader, score one run on day

Game 2:

Pirates 1 Reds 0

The Reds scored a total of one run in being swept by the Pirates, 6-1 and 1-0.

For the second time since Saturday the Reds were held to one hit in a game.

Reds batters went a combined on the day. 5 for 31 in Game 1 and 1 for 27 in Game 2.......combined 6 for 58.

The game was scoreless until the Pirates pushed across a run in the Top of the 7th inning vs reliever Ian Gibaut.

Opener: Fernando Cruz took the role as opener, making his 1st ML start. He retired all five batters in 1.2 scoreless innings.

Bullpen: 7.1 IN....1 R......Reiver Sanmartin 2.1 IN, 0 R, 3 K.....Raynel Espinal 2.1 IN, 1 R......Gibaut 1.2 IN, 0 R....Alexis Diaz 1.0 IN, 0 R, 2 K ...ERA 1.80.

Hitless: The Pirates didn't record their first hit until Ben Gamel's leadoff single to start the 5th inning.

Adding to the record: Espinal is the 65th player and 38th pitcher to appear in a game for the Reds, extending both single-season franchise records.

Debut: Pirates 23-year old RHP Luis Ortiz was really good in his ML debut...5.2 IN, 1 H, 0 R.

Dealing Bucs: Pirates Game 1 SP Johan Oviedo 5 IN, 1 H, 0 R. So the Pirates SP combined for 10.2 IN, 2 H, 0 R in the doubleheader.

Game 1: Pirates 6 Reds 1......Luis Cessa 5.2 IN 5 R.

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