BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: Gary Landers/AP
The Reds fell in the rubber game of their three game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon 4-0.
In the first inning, Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich gave his team an early lead with a solo home run, followed by a fourth inning which saw the Brewers double their lead with an RBI single from starting pitcher Freddy Peralta. In the bottom of the sixth, Yelich came back again with an RBI single, followed by another RBI single, this time courtesy of center fielder Lorenzo Cain as the Brewers went on to win 4-0 and clinch the series victory.
Peralta earned the victory, going seven innings while allowing just three total hits and a pair of walks, while Reds starter Robert Stephenson went five innings, giving up four earned runs while allowing nine hits as well as three walks in the loss. Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress earned the save, despite it being a four run game, by pitching the final one and a third innings without allowing a baserunner.
The Reds will next play on Thursday night, to begin a four game series on the road against the Chicago Cubs.
BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: Frank Victores/USA TOday
The Reds defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the second game of their series on Tuesday night, after the Brewers won the opening game of the series on Monday night.
The Brewers got off to a strong start in the first inning, as first baseman Jesus Aguilar hit an RBI double, catcher Erik Kratz hit an RBI single and shortstop Orlando Arcia hit a two RBI single to make it a 4-0 game early. However, the Reds would begin a comeback in the third as starting pitcher Sal Romano, left fielder Phillip Ervin and second baseman Scooter Gennett each had an RBI single to bring the game to within one, but in the bottom of the inning the Brewers were able to add a run on a solo home run from second baseman Travis Shaw. The fourth saw the Reds take the lead as first baseman Brandon Dixon hit an RBI fielder’s choice, left fielder Phillip Ervin tied the game on an RBI single and second baseman Scooter Gennett grabbed the lead on an RBI single. The Reds also tacked on an insurance run on a passed ball allowing center fielder Billy Hamilton to cross home.
In the eighth, the Brewers would come back again as pinch hitter Jonathan Schoop got a solo homer and left fielder Ryan Braun tied the game on an RBI double. However, in the ninth, the Reds would retake the lead once again and for the final time with Gennett hitting a solo homer and right fielder Mason Williams getting an RBI triple to give the Reds the 9-7 win.
Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano went five innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and a pair of walks in the no decision. Brewers starter Junior Guerra also had a no decision, going five and a third innings allowing two earned runs on 10 hits and one walk. Reds reliever Raisel Iglesias earned the win, but was also hit with a blown save in the process. Brewers reliever Dan Jennings took the loss.
The teams will play in the rubber match of the series on Wednesday afternoon.
BY: Zane Miller
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The Reds lost in the first game of their series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night 5-2, as the team looks to finish off their season on a strong note.
The Reds did get off to a good start as third baseman Eugenio Suarez and right fielder Phillip Ervin each hit a solo home run in the second inning, but the team would not fare as well in the second half of the game with Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich cutting the Reds’ lead in half with a solo home run in the fifth inning, followed by a two run shot from second baseman Travis Shaw in the sixth to take the lead. In the eighth, the Brewers added onto the lead as right fielder Keon Broxton hit an RBI triple and catcher Manny Pina had an RBI sacrifice fly. The Reds would be unable to make a comeback as the Brewers grabbed the 5-2 victory.
Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson got the win, pitching six innings allowing two earned runs on a pair of hits and no walks, while Reds starter Homer Bailey allowed three earned runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings in the loss. Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress earned the save.
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The Reds completed their series sweep against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday afternoon with an 11-4 win after winning on Friday and Saturday as well.
The game started out promisingly for the Giants as they had the opening run in the second as left fielder Gorkys Hernandez hit an RBI sacrifice fly, but the Reds followed with a big third inning as catcher Curt Casali hit an RBI double to tie it up, center fielder Billy Hamilton hit an RBI sacrifice fly to take the lead and second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a two RBI triple. The inning continued with third baseman Eugenio Suarez hitting a two run home run and Casali tacking on his second RBI of the inning with an RBI single. The scoring would stop until the sixth, which saw Reds shortstop Jose Peraza add a two run homer. In the seventh, however, the Giants started to chip away at the lead as Hernandez drove in a run on an error and pinch hitter Hunter Pence had an RBI double, but the Reds responded in the bottom of the inning as Hamilton had a two RBI triple. In the eighth, the Giants added an RBI double by pinch hitter Chase d’Arnaud, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Reds claimed the 11-4 victory.
Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo earned the win, pitching six and two-thirds innings allowing one earned run on six hits but no walks, while Giants starter Andrew Suarez allowed five earned runs on seven hits and a pair of walks over two and two-thirds innings in the loss.
The Reds will next play on Monday night on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers.
BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: Gary Vasquez/USA TOday
The Reds defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Saturday night, as the Reds grabbed the series win after winning on Friday night as well.
The scoring started out with a strong fourth inning from the Reds as shortstop Jose Peraza hit a solo home run and first baseman Brandon Dixon hit a two RBI double to give the Reds a 3-0 lead. The Reds added to that advantage in the fifth as right fielder Phillip Ervin got an RBI sacrifice fly and left fielder Dilson Herrera hit a solo homer in the sixth. In the seventh, Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez hit an RBI single and while the eighth saw Giants third baseman Evan Longoria get an RBI fielder’s choice to break up the shutout, the Reds would still go on to take the 7-1 victory.
Reds starting pitcher Matt Harvey went six and a third innings with no earned runs allowed on four hits and one walk to earn the win, while Giants starter Madison Bumgarner went six innings, giving up five earned runs on eight hits and a pair of walks on the way to the loss.
The Reds will look to take the series sweep on Sunday afternoon.
BY: ZanE Miller
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The Reds started out their new series against the San Francisco Giants with an extra innings win on Friday night, taking it 2-1 in 11 innings.
Despite a run from both teams early on in the ball game, with Reds catcher Curt Casali hitting an RBI single in the second inning and Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen also hitting an RBI single in the third, but that would be all the runs for each team in regulation, sending the game into extras.
Both teams continued to struggle to get their offense going in the 10th and 11th innings, however with one swing of the bat left fielder Phillip Ervin sealed the win for the Reds as he led off the bottom of the 11th with a walk-off solo home run to take the 2-1 victory.
Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani went seven and two thirds innings to take the no decision, allowing just one earned run on six hits and one walk, while Giants starter Casey Kelly also took the no decision, going four and a third and giving up one earned run on nine hits and a walk. Reds reliever David Hernandez grabbed the win, while Giants reliever Ray Black was saddled with the loss.
The teams will play again on Saturday night.
BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: David Jablonski/Dayton Daily News
The Reds lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Wednesday night, allowing the Indians to complete the three game sweep after winning on Monday and Tuesday.
The Reds started off with a big first inning, as second baseman Scooter Gennett hit an RBI single and left fielder Preston Tucker hit a two run home run to give the Reds a 3-0 lead, however that would be all the scoring the Reds would get for the remainder of the game. The Indians responded in the second with an RBI single by center fielder Greg Allen followed by an RBI groundout from shortstop Francisco Lindor. In the sixth, the Indians took the lead with a two run homer by right fielder Melky Cabrera and went on to win 4-3.
Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber went four and a third innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a pair of walks on the way to the no decision. Reds starter Robert Stephenson only went one and two thirds innings allowing a pair of earned runs on a pair of hits and four walks on the way to a no decision as well. Indians reliever Dan Otero, who lost against the Reds in a game earlier in the season after a miscommunication caused him to be brought in, earned the win in relief this time around. Reds reliever Cody Reed pitched the most innings out of the Reds pitching staff as he went three and two thirds innings, but still was hit with the loss. Indians reliever Brad Hand picked up the save.
The Reds will next play at home against the San Francisco Giants.
BY: Zane Miller
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The Reds lost in the second game of their series against the Cleveland Indians 8-1 on Tuesday night, as the Indians clinched the series victory with a win on Monday night.
The game started out with the Indians jumping out to the early lead with third baseman Jose Ramirez getting a two RBI single and first baseman Yonder Alonso getting a two RBI single, followed by an RBI groundout by catcher Yan Gomes to take a 4-0 lead. In the second, the Indians continued to add to their advantage as Alonso hit an RBI sacrifice fly and right fielder Malky Cabrera hit an RBI single.
The fifth saw center fielder Greg Allen drive in a run on a double play, followed by a solo home run by Ramirez in the sixth. The Reds would get a run back in the seventh as left fielder Preston Tucker hit an RBI single, but the Indians would hang on to take the 8-1 victory.
Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber went seven innings, giving up just one earned run on five hits and a pair of walks to earn the win. Reds starter Sal Romano went one and two thirds innings, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and two walks in the loss, however Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen pitched four and a third innings in relief to limit the damage.
The teams will finish off the series on Wednesday night.
BY: Zane Miller
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The Reds lost in the first game of their three game series against the Cleveland Indians 10-3 on Monday night.
The Reds got on the board first as catcher Tucker Barnhart hit a solo home run in the second inning, but the Indians would respond not long after with a two run homer from third baseman Jose Ramirez in the third inning. The fifth saw the Reds briefly tie the game back up as second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a solo shot, but again the Indians came back as they had a big sixth inning, starting with RBI doubles by pinch hitter Yandy Diaz and left fielder Michael Brantley. The inning continued as right fielder Melky Cabrera hit a two RBI single and second baseman Jason Kipnis hit a two RBI double, followed by an RBI double by catcher Yan Gomes to give the Indians a 9-2 advantage. They tacked on another run in the seventh as Ramirez hit an RBI single and while the Reds got a run back in the eighth as first baseman Curt Casali hit a solo homer, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Indians claimed the 10-3 victory.
Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger went five innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and six walks in the win. Reds starter Homer Bailey went five and a third innings, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in the loss.
The teams will face off once again on Tuesday night.
BY: Zane Miller
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The Reds were defeated by the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-2 on Sunday afternoon, however the Reds still won the series after victories on Friday and Saturday.
The Diamondbacks started off the game with a big first inning, as third baseman Daniel Descalso hit a three run home run, however the Reds came back in the second with an RBI fielder’s choice from left fielder Preston Tucker to make it a 3-1 game. The third saw the Reds cut the lead in half as first baseman Joey Votto hit an RBI sacrifice fly, but the rest of the game would be all Diamondbacks as first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit a two run homer in the sixth, followed by a big ninth inning that saw a two run shot by third baseman Eduardo Escobar and solo home runs from Goldschmidt as well as left fielder David Peralta to allow the Diamondbacks to claim the 9-2 victory.
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Godley went six and two thirds innings in the win, allowing one earned run on six hits and one walk. Reds starter Luis Castillo went five and two thirds innings in the loss, giving up five earned runs on five hits and one walk.
The Reds will next play on Monday night to kick off a three game home series against the Cleveland Indians.