|Pittsburgh Pirates (27-27)||7||15||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (26-30)
|W: Brault (2-1) L: DeSclafani (2-3)
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The Pirates continue to be cowards who act like children and throw baseballs at people. But they also won the baseball game on Wednesday afternoon to split the series with the Reds.
There wasn’t a lot going well for the Reds offense on the day. They threatened in the bottom of the 6th inning, but came up empty. They would get a run in the 8th inning on a Derek Dietrich RBI single. In the 9th inning they would get a home run off of the bat of Nick Senzel, his 4th of the season, to make it 7-2. But that’s all they would get. Dietrich went 2-4. Senzel went 2-5. Yasiel Puig drew two walks while going 0-2.
Things were going well for Anthony DeSclafani through 5 innings. The Pirates hadn’t scored, and hadn’t done too much threatening, either. The 6th inning wasn’t quite as easy. Bryan Reynolds led off the inning with a single, and an out later Josh Bell singled to put runners on the corners. Melky Cabrera flew out to shallow center field. But after falling behind Colin Moran 1-0, an 89 MPH change up was hit 356 feet and just cleared the left-field wall to put the Pirates up 3-0 and end the day for the Reds right-handed pitcher.
Michael Lorenzen came on to record the final out of the 6th inning and keep it a 3-0 game. He didn’t keep it a 3-0 game in the 7th. Lorenzen allowed 4 runs, including a 3-run homer that made it a 7-0 game. Matt Bowman and Raisel Iglesias both struck out 2 batters in a shutout inning of work over the final 2 frames.
Postgame interview with David Bell
Notes Worth Noting
Eugenio Suarez was hit in the hand by a pitch by the Pirates. He left the game after going to the mound to say something to the pitcher, then walking to first base. Raise your hand if you are shocked that Pittsburgh threw a baseball at someone. *looks around* I notice that no hands are raised. Update: Suarez had X-rays and they were negative on his hand. He’s expected to be fine.
David Bell came out to talk with the umpires after Suarez was hit by a pitch. After about 5 minutes things began to get heated and he was eventually ejected from the game. This was the 4th time he was ejected from a game.
Anthony DeSclafani has now allowed 38 home runs in 169.1 innings pitched dating back to the start of the 2018 season. The home run ball has just absolutely killed him.
The game was delayed 2 hours and 13 minutes – starting at 2:48pm.
Nick Senzel’s 4th homer of the year went 422 feet. It pushed his line on the year to .271/.345/.458.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 29, 2019
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