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


Lodolo shines in return, Reds shutout White Sox 5-0

Reds 5 White Sox 0

Welcome back, Nick Lodolo. Big time. The left-hander dominated the White Sox in his season debut, taking a no-hitter to the 6th inning as the Reds beat the White Sox 5-0. Lodolo and two relievers combined on a two-hitter. The Reds bats jumped on Garrett Crochet for five runs in the 2nd and that was more than enough on the afternoon.

The Red move to 8-6 on the season and win back-to-back games for the first time since March 31-April 1.

Lodolo: 5.2 IN, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 10 K, 2 HBP, 91 pitches,67 strikes. He took a no-hitter to the 6th before a leadoff infield single by Robbie Grossman. It was his first MLB appearance since May of last year. He was nasty.

Sox SP Garrett Crochet: 4 IN, 4 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 8 K. He entered with a 2.00 ERA over three starts, having allowed just four runs and one walk: He struck out the side in the 1st. But Jeimer Candelario's 2nd inning double jump started a 41 pitch, nine batter, five run inning. He recorded six strikeouts on his first six outs.

How they scored:
2nd: Luke Maile 2-run 2B, 2-0 Reds........Spencer Steer 3-run 2B, 5-0 Reds
The Reds had four hits on the day, all in the 2nd inning. At one point, 12 batters were retired in a row.

Fairchild: H, R, SB (5)...he had 10 SB all of last year. A heck of a diving backhanded catch!

Santiago Espinal: 2 BB, R

CES 0 for 4, 3K

Fairchild, Bubba Thompson and Spencer Steer each make stellar defensive plays in the OF.

Elly BB in the 9th to extend his on-base streak to 19 games. He did not have a ground ball hit to him until the final out of the afternoon.

Reds bats whiffed 15 times....six batters struck out at least twice...CES and Thompson three times.

Bullpen: Cruz 1IN, Suter 2 IN.

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