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: Unlucky 7

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Diamondbacks 4 Reds 3

Quick Cap:
Good news: The Reds took their first lead in a week. Bad news: They dropped their seventh consecutive game.
Bad news: They dropped their seventh consecutive game.
Gabriel Moreno's 6th inning single snapped a 2-2 tie, Eugenio Suarez added a solo shot in the 8th and the Diamondbacks made it stand up....despite a 9th inning Reds rally. The Reds have dropped 10 of 12 to stand 16-20 overall. They have gone from four over .500 to four under .500.

Down 4-2 in the 9th, Dave Bell used three pinch-hitters.
Jake Fraley drew a pinch-hit/10-pitch walk to start the 9th. Newly added Mike Ford pinch-hit and popped out to center.
Jeimer Candelario roped his third hit of the night. TJ Friedl lined an RBI single to make it 4-3. Will Benson pinch-hit struck out.
Friedl stole 2nd to put the winning run at 2nd. Jonathan India flew out.


O: 9 H, 3 BB, 4 K. Four hits in 2nd inning. Hits in previous 5 games: 4-2-6-3-3.
They didn't have a hit in 5-6-7-8th innings.
Runs during losing streak: of 13. Outscored 38-13.
They have scored 4 runs off the opposing starting pitcher over the last seven games: 43.2 innings.
5 pitch 7th inning vs Jordan Montgomery.

Went 43+ innings without a lead (last Wednesday) before Stuart Fairchild's 2nd inning RBI single plated Tyler Stephenson to make it 1-0.

Tyler Stephenson: 2 H, BB, R

Jeimer Candelario: 3 H, RBI. First three hit game of the season. He also booted a ball at 1B.

Elly: 0 for 4, with 2 K.... 6 for his last 43. 2 SB....1st in MLB to reach 20 and 21. On pace for 95 SB.

Mike Ford: PH fly out

Graham Ashcraft: 5.0+ IN, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 86 pitches/56 strikes.
Played with fire into the 6th: 6 H, 3 BB, HBP....lead off batter reached five consecutive innings. Exited with 2 on, 0 outs and 2-2.
Gave up two runs in the 3rd inning after the Reds took 1-0 lead. Failed to cover 1B on infield chop/later walked in a run.
31 pitch 3rd inning. He was at 62 pitches with 0 outs in the 4th. Leadoff batter reached in five consecutive innings.

Fernando Cruz: 2 IN. He entered with 2 on/0 outs in 2-2 game in 6th. Allowed inherited runner/go-ahead to score on single.
He struck out the side in the 7th on 10 pitches.
Lucas Sims made his 200th MLB appearance: HR Eugenio Suarez. Season 11.1 IN, 9 H, 8 R, 4 HR, 9 BB.

How they scored:
2nd: Stuart Fairchild RBI 1B, 1-0 Reds
4th: Candelario 2-out RBI 2B, 2-2
9th: Friedl 2-out RBI 1B, 4-3 Diamondbacks

Reds have five starting pitchers with sub 4.00 ERA through first 35 games (min. 25 innings) for the first time since 1967 (Per Bally Sports)

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