|Cincinnati Reds (42-48)
|Colorado Rockies (46-46)
|W: Senzatela (8-6) L: Mahle (2-10) SV: Davis (14)
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Two big innings by the Rockies – a 4-run 1st and a 6-run 5th inning gave them just enough to hold off the Reds on Sunday afternoon as Cincinnati falls to 42-48 on the season.
Facing a 4-0 deficit after the 1st inning, the Reds offense went to work in the 2nd. Derek Dietrich doubled, Phillip Ervin followed with a walk and Scooter Gennett singled into right field. David Dahl misplayed the ball and it allowed Ervin to score from 1st, making it 4-2. Jesse Winker would later drive in Kyle Farmer and Jose Iglesias on an infield single to tie the game up.
The Reds would go scoreless until the top of the 5th inning. Nick Senzel was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and he would steal second base. He moved to third base on a ground out and scored on a sacrifice fly by Eugenio Suarez. The Cincinnati lead didn’t last long as the Rockies scored 6 runs in the bottom of the inning.
The offense wasn’t done just yet, though. Trailing 10-5 they went back to work in the 6th inning. The Phillip Ervin show in Colorado continued as he tripled to lead off the inning. Scooter Gennett followed with a double to make it 10-6. After a strikeout, Kyle Farmer came up and singled in Gennett to make it 10-7. That’s when the Rockies would make a pitching change. It didn’t quite work out for them. Jose Peraza came on as a pinch hitter for the pitchers spot and took the first pitch he saw over the fence in left field for his 6th homer of the season, making it 10-9. Unfortunately that would be the last time the Reds pushed a run across the plate.
The starting pitcher today was Tyler Mahle. It was not his best day. The defense didn’t help him out – they committed three errors on the day – but Mahle allowed 10 runs, six of which were earned, in 4.1 innings on 12 hits.
Relievers Matt Bowman, Robert Stephenson, and Raisel Iglesias threw the final 3.2 innings of the game and allowed just two hits. Stephenson struck out four batters in his 2.0 perfect innings. Iglesias and Bowman each notched a strikeout.
Notes Worth Noting
Jesse Winker left the game mid at-bat with an injury.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) July 14, 2019
Yasiel Puig’s out to end the game was on a 112 MPH line drive caught by a diving Nolan Arenado and sometimes baseball just isn’t fair.
Cincinnati has now lost 4 of their last 5 games. They are 6.5 games out of first, trailing the Cubs who are 50-43 ont he season.
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
Monday July 15th, 8:05pm
Luis Castillo (8-3, 2.29 ERA) vs. Kyle Hendricks (7-7, 3.49 ERA)