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 snap skid, beat Phillies 6-2

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Reds 6 Phillies 2

The Reds turned 10 hits, including 8 singles, into 6 runs and that was plenty for Nick Lodolo and the bullpen as the Reds snapped their three game losing streak in taking game one of their series with the Phillies Thursday night at GABP, 6-2. Lodolo tossed five innings of two run ball and the bullpen took care of the rest with four scoreless innings.

Record 5-7....won 5th last year on May 8 (5-23).

Action: The Reds put together four consecutive two-out singles in the 3rd inning (Steer-Fairchild-Stephenson-Myers) to produce three runs for a 4-1 lead.

Nick Lodolo: 5 IN, 8 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K, HR, 97 pitches-62 strikes. ERA 2.12. His pitch count climbed early, 42 through two innings. His defense didn't help much, and he appeared to get squeezed a couple of times early on.

Bullpen: 4.0, 0 R. Alex Young 2.0, 2 K. Derek Law 1.4, 4 K. Alexis Diaz 0.1, save.

Team effort: Seven Reds have at least one hit, 5 scored, 4 drove in runs. 8 singles. 2 doubles. Spencer Steer was on three times with 2 H, BB, R, RBI.
Tyler Stephenson 2 H. Wil Myers 2 H, 2 RBI. Jose Barrero RBI 2B, BB.

Speed+Athleticism=pressure: Jonathan India double to leadoff for the Reds, stole 3rd and came on on an errant throw by JT Realmuto.

He stirs: Wil Myers, showed signs off life at the plate, singling twice, driving in a run each time. He entered the night 3 for his last 20 and 1 for 12, 6 K w/RISP.

Rolling: India has hit in five straight games. His 13 runs scored leads the NL.

Rolen II: Steer made a sweet diving stop to his backhand and throw from the 3B foul line to get an out.

Schwarbomb: Kyle Schwarber jacked a 438-foot bomb off Lodolo that almost hit the Power Stacks. It left the bat at 107.6 mph. Schwarber becomes the first LH batter to homer off Nick Lodolo in his career.....(64 career plate appearances entering night)

Little things: The Reds could not turn a Barrero-Newman-Stephenson DP in the 1st inning. Stuart Fairchild was picked off 1st base in the 1st inning.
They failed to execute a rundown of a runner caught between 1st and 2nd and another off 3rd. Stephenson had no idea what he was doing. Stephenson was also late reacting on soft single past him at 1B.

Roster move: Nick Senzel activated from IL. Will Benson sent to Louisville. Senzel started in CF, batting 6th and went 0 for 4. He moved to 2B late in the game when Kevin Newman exited after being hit by a pitch.

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