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: Offense snoozes, again

Rangers 2 Reds 1

Quick Cap:

Marcus Semien’s solo homer off Lucas Sims with one out in the 8th broke a 1-1 tie. The Reds, who were shutout on two hits Thursday, managed a single run on three hits Friday night. They have scored one run in three losses this week. They fall to 14-12 on the season.


Offense: 3 H, 5 BB, 12 K
Jonathan India: 2 H as DH
Spencer Steer: H, 2 BB, SB
Tyler Stephenson: BB, SB. 2nd career SB…1st since 2022.

Ashcraft: 6.1 IN, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 89 pitches, 62 strikes. Epic 12-pitch AB ended with DP ball by Nathaniel Lowe. 6 foul balls to start.
He allowed a one out/seven pitch 2B in the 8th. 26 of 89 pitches were to the final four batters faced. 50th career start.

Elly: 2 BB, R, 2 SB…..double steal of home w/ Steer in 1st.
Per Sarah Langs: Becomes the 6th player with at least 7 HR & 15 SB in a calendar month (since 1901), joining: Carlos Beltran, Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan and Lou Brock. Back-to-back multiple walk games.

SB: 4….2 Elly, Steer,Stephenson

The De La Cruz double steal of home was the second this month for Reds (Steer). It’s the first time the Reds had two in the same calendar month since Joe Morgan and Pete Rose in April 1978 (per Gordon Wittenmyer, Enquirer).

7th: Sims recorded final two outs after entering with runner on 2nd.
8th: HR

How they scored:
1st: Elly scores on double steal of home

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