The Padres scored eight runs in the 4th inning off of Reiver Sanmartin and Jeff Hoffman as they beat the Reds on Tuesday night 9-6. The loss drops Cincinnati to 3-14 on the season – the worst record in baseball.
|San Diego Padres (11-7)||9||12||3|
|Cincinnati Reds (3-14)||6||8||0|
|W: Musgrove (3-0) L: Sanmartin (0-3)
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After going 1-2-3 in the 1st inning, Cincinnati got a little 2-out rally going in the 2nd. Nick Senzel singled and later scored on a Colin Moran single to put Cincinnati up 1-0. After San Diego batted around and then some in the top of the 4th to take a 9-1 lead, the Reds offense loaded the bases on a walk, single, and catchers interference to star the bottom of the frame. Colin Moran grounded into a force out, but a throwing error on the play allowed two runs to score on the play as Cincinnati cut into the lead to make it 9-3.
The next inning saw the Reds chip away a little bit more. Jonathan India and Tyler Naquin led off with back-to-back doubles to make it 9-4. A Joey Votto ground out would bring Naquin across the plate later in the inning to make it 9-5.
The Reds were quiet over the next three innings before Nick Senzel led off the 9th with his first home run of the season to make it a 9-6 ballgame. That was all that Cincinnati would get as their winning streak ended at one.
Things were going fine for Reiver Sanmartin through the first three innings of the game. He had allowed just one run and the game was tied up. But then the 4th inning began and he didn’t record an out before being pulled having allowed five runs and leaving the bases loaded. All three runners would score and the lefty was charged with eight runs in the inning and nine on the game in just 3.0 innings as his ERA ballooned to 10.91 on the season. It was Jeff Hoffman who took over for Sanmartin and allowed all of those inherited runners to score. When he left the game after the 5th Cincinnati was down 9-5.
Alexis Diaz threw a perfect 6th inning. That put him at 7.1 shutout innings to begin his big league career. Hunter Strickland followed up with a scoreless 7th to keep the Reds within slam range. Buck Farmer kept the Padres off the board in both the 8th and 9th, giving Cincinnati one last chance. Needing four runs was too big of an ask as the Reds only mustered one in their half of the final inning.
Key Moment of the Game
Jake Cronenworth’s bases loaded triple in the 4th inning that made it 9-1.
Notes Worth Noting
Every hitter in the lineup except for Tyler Naquin ended the game with an OPS below .600.
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