Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

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Reds-Giants suspended in 8th at 2-2

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Giants 2 Reds 2 (Suspended 8th inning)

The game was suspended after a 1 hour, 55 minute rain delay in the 8th inning. The game will be resumed Tuesday at 5:40pm with the regularly scheduled game starting at 7:10.

Tarp time: The skies opened in the top of the 8th at 2-2. The Giants had runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out.

Trouble: LHP Alex Young came on to face LHB Joc Pederson with the score 2-2 and 0 outs in the 8th. He walked Pederson (.143 vs LH this year/.209 career). Then, Wilmer Flores doubled to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Young got a ground out to Votto for the 1st out. The rain came.

Resumption: Tuesday at 5:40pm

Long balls: Four solo homers produced the game's first four runs, two by each team.

Big night: Johnathan India 3 for 3, 1B, 2B, HR.....

Debut: Christian Encarnacion Strand FO-GO- . He became the 12th Reds player to make his MLB debut this season. He was the DH and batted 7th.

McBang! McLain, moved down to the No. 3 spot after making all 52 starts at No.2, went the opposite way for a 1st inning homer.

Quality start: Brandon Williamson: 6 IN, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, 98 pitches/61 strikes. Austin Slater cruuuuushed a 442-foot HR off the Power Stacks PNC sign to make it 1-1 in the 3rd. Wilmer Flores made it 2-1 on a solo homer in the 6th. He has a 2.57 ERA over his last three starts/14 innings (including rain shortened 3.0 IN vs Nationals).

Rain Man: Williamson has pitched in rain delay games vs Baltimore, Washington and now San Francisco.

New leading man: Elly De La Cruz was moved into the leadoff spot for the first time this season.

Rocket launcher: De La Cruz fielded a bouncer off the 3B base bag that took him into foul territory and fired a missile to 1B for the out. Earlier, he went to his backhand and unleashed a rocket to 1B.

Oh-fers: Stephenson 0 for 2 and now 0 for last 21, a career long. De La Cruz 0 for 3, 2K and 0 for last 15.

Can't cash in: India doubled to start the 5th and went nowhere.....Joey Votto K, Encarnacion Strand GO, Stephenson GO.

Let's be honest: If you are a home plate umpire being tricked by the framing of the pitch by the catcher, you are a poor home plate umpire.

Fernando Cruz 1 IN, 0 R......Alex Young 0.1

How the Reds scored
B1: McLain, solo HR (8) 1-0 Reds
B7: India, solo HR (14). 2-2

Ticket info:

From Cincinnati Reds

The conclusion of tonight’s game, Monday, July 17, has been suspended due to continued inclement weather. The game will be resumed tomorrow starting at 5:40 p.m. Fans holding tickets for tonight’s suspended game may present their tickets at the Great American Ball Park box office windows for a $5 discount on tickets for tomorrow's game only, Tuesday, July 18. Subject to availability, exclusions apply. Fans with tickets for tomorrow's game can watch the conclusion of tonight’s game, and tomorrow’s regularly scheduled game, which will not begin before 7:10 p.m. Gates will open at 4:40 p.m.

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