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 jump to big lead, hang on to beat Brewers. Elly dashes, dazzles.

Reds 10 Brewers 8

Quick Cap: Well, that was….fun….then troubling…then mesmerizing.... and finally a relief. The Reds jumped to an 8-0 lead in the 4th inning, saw the Brewers pull within 9-8 in the 6th, but ultimately survived for a wild 10-8 win. 


Elly’s Way: 3 H, 2 HR, SB, 4 R. Inside-the-park HR. Singled the other way. Scored when he reached on E, advanced to 2nd on poor throw, stole 3rd, scored on infield groundout. Homered off the batter’s eye…estimated 450 feet. He circled the bases in 14.96 seconds for the inside the parker. Homered from each side of the plate. The first Red to do that since Javier Valentin. On base 15 straight games. On base 4x Monday, 2x Sunday, 3x Saturday.

Elly history:
Elly is the third Reds batter (fourth occurrence) to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game, joining Javier Valentin (7/17/2005 vs Col) and Pete Rose (8/2/1967 vs Atl and 8/30/1966 vs StL).
Elly became the first Reds batter to hit an inside-the-park home run as part of a multi-homer game since Dan Driessen on 5/31/1982 at Phi...

Benson: 2 H, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, HR, BB….vs LHP. 1st career HR vs LHP.  

Stuart Fairchild: 2 BB, SB, R. Leaping catch at wall too away a HR from Willy Adames. Hit leadoff for 2nd time in career. 

Santiago Espinal: H, R, RBI, SB. 

Bubba Thompson : 2B 
Jeimer Candelario: RBI 1B

What LHP problems? The Reds jumped all over left handed Aaron Ashby in his first start since October of 2022, knocking him out with a six run 4th inning. 

Ouch: CES 0 for 4, now 1 for 18 on the homestand.

SB: 4…..Benson/Fairchild double steal, Elly, Espinal.  

Clank: The Brewers committed three errors. 

Graham Ashcraft: 5.2 IN, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, HR, 99 pitches/70 strikes. 
After sitting 23 minutes during the Reds offensive uprising, he walked the leadoff batter of the 5th, gave up 2-run HR, four straight two out hits and three runs. He never regrouped. Not sure why Bell allowed him to give up four more hits and three more in the 6th. 

Wilson 0.1, 2-R HR Yelich. 
Sims 1.0 
Cruz: 1.0
Diaz: 1.0, BB and HBP in 9th....19 pitches.

How they scored:
2nd: Espinal RBI groundout scored Elly, 1-0 
2nd: Benson HR, 2-0 
4th: Santiago bunt/error scores two, 4-0
4th: Benson RBI 1B, 5-0 
4th: Steer 2-R 2B, 7-0 
4th: Candelario RBI 1B, 8-0 
5th: Elly HR, 9-3 
7th: Elly HR (inside park), 10-8 


-Jonathan India was removed from the original starting lineup after being hit by a line drive in the lower leg during pregame drills. X-rays negative. Listed as day to day.

-Nick Lodolo will be activated and start Saturday vs White Sox.

-Tejay Antone placed on IL/ torn elbow tendon. Carson Spiers recalled. 


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