The Cincinnati Reds allowed six home runs to the Milwaukee Brewers in a 10-5 loss as they were swept and fell to 3-22 on the season. The Reds have just one single win in their last seven series and continue one of the worst starts to a season in Major League Baseball history.
|Cincinnati Reds (3-22)
|Milwaukee Brewers (18-8)||10||12||1|
|W: Houser (3-2) L: Greene (1-4)
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TJ Friedl lined a single up the middle off of Adrian Houser’s glove to begin the game. Tommy Pham singled to move Friedl up to third, and then back-to-back singles from Tyler Stephenson (who also stole second base) and Colin Moran put the Cincinnati Reds up 3-0 in the top of the 1st.
Cincinnati’s offense was quite in the 2nd and 3rd as the Brewers built an 8-3 lead. In the 4th inning the Reds got one run back on Tyler Stephenson’s 3rd homer of the season. They added another run in the 5th inning when Brandon Drury singled in Albert Almora Jr. to make it an 8-5 ballgame. From there, though, the Reds offense went silent as only a Mike Moustakas double in the 8th and an infield single from Albert Almora Jr. in the 9th.
After getting a 3-0 lead to work with, Hunter Greene struggled to keep the Reds in front as he once again struggled to keep the ball in the ballpark. Before the 3rd inning was over he was out of the game, having given up 9 hits – FIVE home runs – 8 earned runs, walked one batter, and struck out 7.
Luis Cessa took over and recorded the final out of the 3rd inning and all three outs in the 4th, holding the score at 8-4. Tony Santillan followed with a shutout inning of his own that included three strikeouts. Lefty Phillip Diehl threw a perfect 6th inning and held the score at 8-5. Hunter Strickland tossed a shutout 7th inning, walking a batter in the process. Art Warren came on to pitch in the 8th inning and after getting the first two batters of the inning out he gave up a single to Christian Yelich and a 2-run homer to Willy Adames as the Brewers extended their lead to 10-5. That’s where the score remained as Milwaukee completed the sweep.
Key Moment of the Game
Tough to pick just one of the six home runs hit by the Brewers on the day, but it was probably the 2-run homer from Willy Adames in the 2nd inning (not to be confused with the 2-run homer he hit in the 8th inning) that put the Brewers up 6-3.
Notes Worth Noting
The Milwaukee Brewers just completed a 6-game homestand in which they hit more home runs than the Cincinnati Reds have hit all season.
Big Yikes, starters
Reds starting pitchers have given up 99 ER in 100 IP.
Can't say I like that much.
— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) May 5, 2022
The Reds are 3-22 and have one single win in their last seven series.
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