|San Diego Padres (59-66)
|Cincinnati Reds (59-66)
|W: Gray (9-6, 2.92 ERA) L: Quantrill (6-4, 3.32 ERA) SV: Iglesias (25)|
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Sonny Gray pitched masterfully and Freddy Galvis hit another homer helping the Cincinnati Reds sneak by the San Diego Padres by a score of 3-2.
Gray pitched six innings of one-run baseball. He fanned 10 Padres while allowing just seven baserunners (four hits and three walks). The only run he allowed was on a solo home run by Josh Naylor in the top of the sixth. With his 10 strikeouts, Gray made that back-to-back days that Reds starters struck out at least 10 (Trevor Bauer had 11 last night). The last time Reds starters went back-to-back with 10+ K starts was 1968 with Gary Nolan and Jim Maloney.
Galvis provided the lone long ball for the Redlegs in the bottom of the sixth.
Freddy or not, here he comes??#BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/KDJbK8dQ2a
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 21, 2019
Josh VanMeter scored on that home run and also scored on a first inning single by Aristides Aquino. VanMeter gathered a pair of singles from the leadoff spot which really helped the Reds sneak by the Padres. He continues to show why he deserves to play a whole bunch.
The Reds bats were pretty quiet, otherwise. Cal Quantrill put together a valiant effort for the Padres with six innings of his own. He allowed all three runs but struck out nine. Yet another young player San Diego can be excited about, this was just his 18th major league outing despite looking poised and moving through the Reds lineup with ease.
In the eighth inning Amir Garrett made his triumphant return to the mound…and walked two-straight Padres. Michael Lorenzen was called in to stonewall San Diego and did so with just one of the inherited runners scoring. In his career Lorenzen is stranding over two-thirds of the inherited runners given to him.
Oh, can’t forget this amazingly athletic play by Gray.
Pitchers are athletes!!!#BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/CODmJT3tSF
— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) August 21, 2019
The Reds will look to take the series tomorrow afternoon. Guess what day it is? It’s Luis Castillo day!
Galvis could easily end up with 25 hrs and hit .280.
Makes me wonder if he is the real extension candidate (rather than Iglesias) to add a year and get cost certainty for next season. Not saying this happens during this season, but might end up being a better option to extend this offseason as we have him for 2020 regardless.
Better to have the option with him here now, so kudos to the FO for the pickup at position of extreme need.
Looking for Castillo to bounce back tomorrow. Hopefully Suarez gets going after that 9th inning walk because he’s been looking bad these past few days. Day games and one run games aren’t the Reds best friends. They pulled off a one run game tonight, hopefully they can pull off a day game W tomorrow.
JVM at 1st and starting vs a Lefty, batting 8th but at least he is in lineup vs a lefty for Thursday game.
At least he is in the lineup.
make me and should make Doug smile as well.
There was a mistake made. It’s been fixed.