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


The Elly and Martinez show leads Reds past Dodgers

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Reds 7 Dodgers 2

Will Benson led off the game with a titanic 439 foot blast off Tyler Glasnow. Then it became the Elly and Nick Martinez Show. De La Cruz, fresh off his first day off of the season, reached base five times and created total chaos with a four hit, four steal night. Nick Martinez came out of the bullpen to toss five shutout innings as David Bell piece together 27 outs with seven pitchers. The Reds are 5-2 vs the Dodgers since the start of last season.

Elly: 4 H, 4 SB, 3 R, BB, RBI. He was thrown out attempting a franchise tying 5th stolen base in the 7th. He's on pace for 110 steal.

Martinez: Took over in the 3rd on a night Bell used Brent Suter as the 'opener' ...5.0 IN, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 68 pitches/45 strikes.

Offense: 11 H, 3 BB, 11 K. Seven Reds had hits. They plated two runs in the 1st, added a run in 3rd and 5th and then put it away with a three run 9th.

Brent Suter got the first two outs of the game, Pagan 1.0, Wilson 0.1, Sims 1.0, Moll 01. 2 R, Farmer 0.2.
Reds pitching held the Dodgers to 2 hits and 0 runs before a 2-run 9th.

The Dodgers entered as the MLB leader in R, H, BA, OBP, SLG, and OPS.

Tyler Stephenson: 2 2-out RBI 1B.

How they scored:

1st: Benson, HR, 1-0
1st: Stephenson RBI 2B, 2-0
3rd: Stephenson RBI 1B, 3-0
5th: Elly scored on 3rd strike/wild pitch to Steer, 4-0
9th: Fairchild RBI 2B, 5-0
9th: Elly infield RBI 1B, 6-0
9th: Mike Ford RBI 1B, 7-0

Elly stuff:

He became the 1st player since 1901 with 30+ SB in the first 44 games (Sarah Langs, MLB).

The last Reds player with four steals in a game was Billy Hamilton (2016). He's the first player with four hits and four steals in a game since Ichiro Suzuki on September 12, 2012. First Reds player to do it since at least 1901 (Matt Wilkes, Reds Content Plus).

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