|Pittsburgh Pirates (26-25)||8||12||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (24-29)
|W: Crick (2-1) L: Hernandez (1-3) SV: Vasquez (14)
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The Reds defense, and bullpen, didn’t exactly have the best day in game 1…. as the bullpen allowed 1 inherited runner to score against starter Luis Castillo, then gave up 5 more runs beyond that one in the loss to the Pirates.
For the second straight game there was plenty of offense out of the top of the lineup. Nick Senzel went 2-4 with a double, walk, run, and he had an RBI. Joey Votto went 3-5 with a double as he continues to show signs of putting things together. And Eugenio Suarez went 3-4 with a double and 2 RBI. The rest of the team went 4-21 on the day. Jesse Winker accounted for 2 of those hits, going 2-3 with a walk and a double.
Luis Castillo deserved better than his line as two misplays in the 6th inning cost him. The first was a dropped throw at first base by Joey Votto. The next was an ill-advised glove flip from Jose Iglesias. In the end he would be charged with 2 earned, and 3 total runs in 5.1 innings with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. He wasn’t at his best, but he deserved, and pitched better than that line indicated.
After that it was a bullpen day. Amir Garrett came on and gave up a run that went to Castillo that tied the game up. Then in the 7th inning he allowed a go-ahead homer to Josh Bell. Matt Bowman would come on and record the final out of the 7th inning – striking out the only batter he faced in the game. David Hernandez came on for the 8th inning and that’s when things got out of control. Pittsburgh touched him up for 4 runs and jumped out to an 8-4 lead and ran him from the game while he recorded just 1 out. Wandy Peralta finished out the inning without giving up anything.
Notes Worth Noting
The Reds have acquired pitcher Tristan Archer, who will be assigned to Triple-A Louisville.
RHP Tristan Archer has been traded to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for cash considerations.
— Brewers Player Dev (@BrewersPD) May 27, 2019
Nick Senzel is the first #Reds player to have 3 or more doubles, 2 or more triples and 3 or more home runs over his first 22 Major League games since Chris Dickerson in 2008. As far as I can tell, they're the only 2 #Reds to accomplish such feats in such a short amount of time
— Jamie Ramsey (@Jamieblog) May 27, 2019
Joey Votto’s OPS is over .700 for only the third time in May. The last time, prior to the end of game 1 today, was on May 6th.
The game took 3 hours and 51 minutes to play in front of 20,569 fans at Great American Ballpark.
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds
Monday May 27th, 7:10pm
Sonny Gray (1-4, 3.78 ERA) vs Mitch Keller (MLB Debut)