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 lose twice in one day, make it six straight defeats

Giants 11 Reds 10

This recap won't do justice to all that happened Tuesday at GABP.
The Reds led 4-1 in the 2nd inning, one of three different times they rallied to take the lead. But the Giants scored three runs in three different innings,
including three in the 7th that stood as the difference in the Giants 11-10 win.

The Reds lost two games in one day and have now lost six straight. Oh, by the way: It poured before the game, monsoon like rain. The warning track was under water. The delay was 1 hour, 11 minutes.

The ride........ 1-0 SF T1..... 2-1 Reds B1....4-1 Reds B2......4-4 T3.......5-4 Reds B3......7-5 Giants T5......8-7 Reds B5.....8-8 T6....11-8 SF T7......11-10 SF B7

Last gasp: Trailing 11-10 in the 9th, Jonathan India single and Joey Votto walked with one out. Spencer Steer hit into a game ending DP.

The Phillies beat the Brewers so the Reds stand 2.5 games back in the NL Central.

Costly: The Reds failure to turn a DP when Matt McLain (2B) dropped a tough/short shuffle from Elly (SS) opened the door for the tying run to score on a sacrifice fly in the 6th.

My head hurts: Tony Santillan entered in the 7th and walked the No. 8 and No. 9 hitter to force in the go-ahead run and give the Giants an 9-8 lead. A two run single by leadoff hitter Luis Matos made it 11-8.

On the positive side The Reds scored 10 runs, doubling their output (5) in their previous five games combined.
11 different Reds collected at least a hit in totaling 14 hits........2 H: Steer (entered 1 for 24), McLain, CES....... HR: Fraley (career high 13th), Benson, CES, Votto.

Milestone: Joey Votto's 7th inning two run shot was No. 350 for his career. He's the 16th player in MLB history with 2,000 hits, 350 HR and a .400 career OBP.

Looked like the hero: Trailing 7-5 in the 5th, David Bell called on RHB Christian Encarnacion Strand to pinch-hit for LHB Jake Fraley vs LHP Sean Manaea.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler then turned to RHP Mauricio Llovera. CES proceeded to jack a 426-foot three-run homer into the second deck for his first MLB hit and an 8-7 lead. The blast left the bat at 105.8 mph.

Luke Weaver: 2.2 IN, 4 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 6 K. He exited with two outs in the 3rd after taking a line drive off his non throwing elbow with the game 4-4. The elbow blew up like a grapefruit and looked really bad. He'd been given a 4-1 lead into the 3rd. Wilmer Flores hit a solo HR in the 1st inning and a 3-run bomb in the 3rd inning. Weaver entered with a 14.40 ERA in the first inning this season. He was pumping fastballs at 97mph and had 6 K in his first 8 outs. His fastball had averaged 93.7mph on the season. Per Reds: Weaver has a left posterior elbow contusion. X-rays negative.

Bunt! TJ Friedl beat out his ML best 10th bunt for a hit. He also crashed into the wall to take away extra bases in the 7th inning.

Stop it! For the love of all that is holy, the Reds need to curtail their use of the contact play. Fraley was out at the plate on a grounder to shortstop with one out. It's like they can't help themselves. How many outs have they run into on that play????

Oh-fer: Elly De La Cruz (1 for 5) snapped an 0 for 18 skid with a line single in the 5th. Tyler Stephenson (Pinch-hit 2B in 8th) broke his 0 for 24.

Bullpen: Tasked with covering 6.1 innings, it was a major struggle.....You can bet the Reds will have to make a roster move(s) to get fresh arms to GABP by Wednesday night. Alex Young 1.1 IN, 0 R........Derek Law 0.2 IN, 3 R....Daniel Duarte 0.2 IN, 1 R...Buck Farmer 1.1 IN, 2 R.....Tony Santillan 1.1 IN, 1 R....Fernando Cruz 1.0 IN

Walks issued by Reds pitching by spot in order this year.....No. 1 hitter: 31......No. 8 hitter: 36.......No. 9 hitter: 40.

How the Reds scored:
1st: Jake Fraley two-run HR, 2-1 Reds
2nd: Will Benson two-run HR, 4-1 Reds
3rd: Friedl scores from 2nd on an errant pickoff throw, 5-4 Reds
5th: CES three-run HR, 8-7 Reds
7th: Votto two-run HR, 11-10 Giants


Final of Game 1 resumption: Giants 4 Reds 2 (10)
The Giants scored twice in the 10th, after the Reds missed a golden opportunity to win it in the bottom of the 9th, and beat the Reds 4-2 in 10 innings.
That's five consecutive losses. That Reds have scored just five runs during the skid, while allowing 13 runs.
Wonder what the fewest runs allowed during a 5 game losing streak is?

T8th: Lucas Sims escaped the 2nd and 3rd, 1 out jam in the 8th inning with K, HBP, K.
T9th: Alex Diaz FO, FO, K
B9: Elly led off with a walk. He stole 2B after the Reds won a challenge of the original out call. But then got picked off 2B.
T10: Joc Pederson roped an opposite field RBI double off Ian Gibaut to give the Giants a 3-2 lead. They added another on a fielder's choice. Jonathan India field a grounder and threw late to the plate.

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