The Short Version: The Reds were down 6-1, scored five runs in the fifth, but an Eric Hosmer homer in the ninth lifts the Padres to the victory.
|San Diego Padres (57-88)||7||10||1|
|Cincinnati Reds (61-83)||6||9||0|
|W: Stammen (7-2) L: Iglesias (2-4) S: Yates (7)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–Jose Peraza continues his hot hitting: 2 for 5 with a double, two runs scored, and two runs batted in.
–On his 28th birthday, Billy Hamilton was 2 for 4 with a run scored and his 30th stolen base of the season. Joey Votto walked…and he also hit a three-run homer.
–David Hernandez (2 innings), Jared Hughes, and Matt Wisler combined for 3.1 scoreless innings of relief.
–Tyler Mahle struggled with the base on balls again today; he allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in three innings of work.
–There will be better days ahead, Lucas Sims. Sims pitched 1.2 innings, allowing four runs on three hits and three walks.
–Raisel Iglesias surrendered a solo homer in the ninth that was the margin of defeat.
–UPDATE: I had intended to mention the bottom of the eighth, just after the game returned from a rain delay. Tucker Barnhart doubled to lead off the inning. Well, let’s let Sliotar take it from there:
No mention of that infamous bottom of the 8th? Leadoff doubleÃ¢â‚¬Â¦thenÃ¢â‚¬Â¦failed bunt/strikeout, strikeout, fly out.
When Barnhart hit the leadoff double, the Reds were 74% favorites to win, according to the FanGraphs index linked up above.
If Riggleman is back, I think I am going to start some sort of failed bunt tracker for next season.
Yep, that covers it.
–Cincinnati very easily could have taken three of four in this series. Instead, it’s a split. Which seems fair, right?
–Down 4-0 in the fourth, the Reds scratched a single run across. Peraza singled, advanced to second on a groundout, and scored on Tucker Barnhart’s RBI single.
–By the time the Reds batted in the bottom of the fifth, the deficit was 6-1. After batting around, the score was tied.
Blake Trahan singled up the middle to lead off the frame, then Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler singled to load the bases. Peraza doubled to left, scoring two and making the score 6-3. Then Joey Votto homered for the second consecutive game, a three-run blast that tied the game.
–Eighteen games to go in the 2018 regular season. Cody Reed will take the hill against the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow evening.