Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

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Reds swept by Orioles

Orioles 11 Reds 1

Quick Cap:
For the second consecutive day the Reds avoided a shutout with a 9th inning run, but could not avoid a sweep or a fifth consecutive loss.
The Orioles scored three in the 1st and five in the 9th. The Reds fall to 16-18 and have lost 8 of 10. They were outscored 16-2 in the series.

Offense: 3 H, 3 BB, 8 K.
A CED single with one out in the 5th inning broke up the perfect game bid of Dean Kremer.
They plunge to a MLB worst .209 batting average.

The Reds did not score off the Orioles starting pitchers in the series (19.1 innings).
They have scored just eight runs over the last five games, just two of those runs vs a starting pitching/30.2 innings.
Both runs came vs Joe Musgrove on Wednesday.

34 games into the season, the Reds have scored 7 runs or more 10 times. Reds have scored 2 runs or fewer 11 times.

Per Sarah Langs (MLB): Orioles have held opponents to 2 runs or fewer in 7 straight games, their longest such streak in a single season since doing so in 8 straight in August 1980.

Nick Lodolo: 5 IN, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K, HR, 85 pitches/52 strikes.
He retired the first two batters of the game, then allowed three first inning runs.
He retired the first two batters of the 5th, hit a .183 batter and allowed a run.

Alexis Diaz, used for the first time since Monday, allowed four runs while retiring just one batter in the 9th.

How they scored:
9th: Fraley RBI 1B, 11-1

A year ago: The Reds were 14-20 through 34 games.

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