5/26/2018 0 Comments
By: Zane Miller
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The Reds lost the first game of their three game series to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night 5-4, as the Reds look to finish their second west coast road trip strong.
“We had a lead,” Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. “In this ballpark, it was so early that we know we had to add on runs and we didn't. Both clubs actually had chances to add on runs and missed those opportunity. I certainly didn't think it was going to be a 5-4 ballgame.”
The game started out with the Reds getting a strong first inning as second baseman Scooter Gennett smacked an RBI single and right fielder Scott Schebler got an RBI groundout, but the Rockies responded in the bottom of the inning as third baseman Nolan Arenado hit a solo home run to cut the lead in half. In the third, the Reds had a homer of their own with third baseman Eugenio Suarez hitting a two run shot, but that would be all the offense for the Reds as the Rockies responded in the bottom half as left fielder Gerardo Parra hit an RBI single and catcher Tony Wolters drew a bases loaded walk, then got the go-ahead run in the sixth as pinch hitter Noel Cuevas came off the bench and hit an RBI triple. The Reds would be unable to respond as the Rockies held on to take the 5-4 win.
Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray threw six innings, allowing four earned runs, six hits and three walks to get the win, while Reds starter Sal Romano gave up five earned runs on eight hits and four walks over five and a third innings on the way to the loss.
The teams will play again on Saturday night.