|Cincinnati Reds (69-79)
|Arizona Dbacks (75-73)
|W: Castillo (15-6) L: Leake (11-11) SV: Iglesias (30)
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The Reds got two different 2-run home runs to lead the offense and Luis Castillo and the bullpen did enough to help Cincinnati take a 4-3 win over Arizona on Friday night.
It’s going to be a shorter recap tonight. Joey Votto’s 2-run home run in the 3rd inning put the Reds up 2-0. Josh VanMeter’s 2-run home run in the 5th extended the lead to 4-1. They were the only two Reds players to reach base twice in the game. Votto went 2-4. VanMeter went 1-2 with a walk and he scored two runs.
Eugenio Suarez missed an inside-the-park-homer by a third base coach decision. I feel confident he could have made it, but he was held up at third base in the top of the 1st inning.
Luis Castillo wasn’t at his best on Friday night, but he wasn’t bad. He allowed two runs in 5.0 innings on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts before turning the game over to the bullpen.
Robert Stephenson allowed a run in the 6th inning that made it a 4-3 game. Michael Lorenzen came out and pitched 2.0 shutout innings with two strikeouts. He then moved into center field after giving the ball to Raisel Iglesias to begin the 9th. Iglesias allowed a double in the inning to Ketel Marte, but worked through it and picked up his 30th save of the year.
Notes Worth Noting
Josh VanMeter channeled his inner Jon Gruden after the game. BOOF!
— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) September 14, 2019
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday September 14th, 8:10pm ET
Anthony DeSclafani (9-8, 4.06 ERA) vs. Merrill Kelly (10-14, 4.68 ERA)