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


Jays hammer Greene and Reds to take series

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Jays 10 Reds 3

In his first ML start since June 17, Hunter Greene was beaten like a drum by the Blue Jays in a 10-3 loss Sunday afternoon at GABP. Honestly, it was painful to watch. The Jays clobbered five home runs and racked up 9 runs in his 3+ innings of work.

The game felt doomed from jump. The Reds were a defensive train wreck in a two error/one misplay 1st inning. They committed four errors on the day.....all by the rookie infield.

Next: The Reds will try to regroup as they head out for a 10-game West Coast road trip vs the Angles, Giants, Diamondbacks and Hurricane Hillary.

Greene: 3+ IN, 10 H, 9 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 90 pitches/62 strikes. All stakes and things considered, it was pretty disheartening. He allow nine extra-base hits: 3 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR. He was ripped for five extra-base hits in the 2nd inning, including two two-run homers. He then allowed three more homers and two walks before he was done without recording an out in the 4th. The Jays hit six balls at 100 mph+. They even fouled off 24 of his 62 pitches that were strikes.

Messy: Tom Emanski had to shed a tear and grab a drink. Each team made two errors in the first two innings and combined for six. TJ Friedl mistimed his leap and missed a 1st inning triple by Bo Bichette. Then, Matt McLain didn't get in front of a grounder with the infield in that plated the first run and Noelvi Marte threw wide on a grounder/force attempt at 2nd for an error. Elly De La Cruz bounced a DP throw for an E in the 6th inning and booted another in the 8th.

Punchless: Three game series produced 7 runs, 17 hits and 32 K. They scored in just four of the 27 innings.

Start Me Up! Marte got his first MLB start, manning 3B. He went 1 for 4.....hustling a single into a double.

Leading man: Stuart Fairchild hit leadoff for the first time in his MLB career. He entered with a .361 OBP vs LHP this year. He had to leave the game after banging into the wall making a 1st inning catch (concussion protocol). TJ Hopkins replaced him.

Streaker: CES singled to extend his hitting streak to five games.

In a pinch: Tyler Stephenson hit a pinch-hit homer in the 7th inning.......entering the game he'd homered just once since July 3. He replaced Luke Maile after he took a foul tip off his facemask.

Bullpen: Farmer 2.0 IN (20 pitches)......Moll 1.0 IN (16 pitches), Law 2.0 IN (22 pitches)......that's 12 consecutive scoreless appearances for Law/15.0 IN, 3 H. Young 1.0 IN, R (14 pitches). Actually, allowing a couple of more runs would have allowed the Reds to pitch a position player to save an arm.

Nice job Alexandra Kiefaber with God Bless America 👏

How the Reds scored:

2nd: Steer and CES scored on a throwing error after Marte fly out.
7th: Stephenson PH HR, 9-2 Reds

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