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 rally falls short

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Rockies 6 Reds 5 

The Rockies scored three in the 3rd inning to take their first lead of the series and hung on to snap their eight game losing streak to the Reds. 

Rockies led 3-0 in 3rd, 5-1 in 6th, 6-2 in 9th.

Trailing 6-2 in the 9th, the Reds scored in the bottom of the 9th. Tyler Stephenson homered, the first of three straight hits to make it 6-3. Rece Hinds lined out (1). Santiago Espinal lined an RBI single to make it 6-4. Jonathan India lifted a sac fly (2) to make it 6-5. Elly grounded out.

Offense: 12 H, 1 BB, 11 K. Kyle Freeland: 6.2 IN, 2 R. Entered w/ 6.62 ERA, but just 3 runs over 3 starts since coming off IL. 

Let me get this straight. Down 4 in 7th. Tyler Stephenson, a catcher, doubles. He’s going to be in scoring position w/ no outs. JR House waves him for a triple? Out. That’s not aggressive. That’s just plain stupid. They wound up scoring 1 run, not 2, and Elly was left on deck. 

Stephenson: HR, 2B. Homers in B-B games. Cut down a would-be base stealer. 

Noelvi Marte: 3 H, R, 2B at 107.2 mph, 1B at 109.1 and 1B at 101 mph. 1st multi-hit game since his 3-hit season debut. 

Jonathan India: Frozen rope HR 415-feet to CF

Hinds: 1 for 4, RBI 1B, SB, 2 K. Lots of non-fastballs. His first single in 6 hits. 

Montas: 7 IN, 8 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 7 K, 101 pitches/65 strikes. Needed his innings after 3.2/rain by Lodolo Tuesday night. 
June 4th vs Rockies: 7 IN, 1 H, 0 R at Coors. Tied a season high w/ 5 runs. Had allowed 5 in his previous 3 starts. 1-2-3 1st/10 pitches. Three run 3rd. No. 9 hitter Sam Hilliard homered off him twice. He'd hit 5 in his previous 292 plate appearances since 2022. B-B 2 HR starts for Montas. 

Bullpen: Brent Suter gave up three hits and a big run in the 8th. That's six runs in his last seven appearances.

Austin Slater: Single in Reds debut. Lost bloop single in the sun in CF. Got a bad jump/bobbled the pickup of all triple over his head. 

How they scored:
3rd: India HR (7), 3-1 Rockies 
7th: Hinds RBI 1B, 5-2 Rockies 
9th: Stephenson HR, 6-3 Rockies
9th: Espinal RBI 1B, 6-4 Rockies
9th: India sac fly, 6-5 Rockies

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