The Cincinnati Reds blew a late lead against the San Francisco Giants, seeing the chance at a sweep slip through their fingers.
Say it with me: It's early and the Cincinnati Reds are fine.
The Reds got off to a great start in Queens when they scored four runs in the second inning. However, starting pitcher Tanner Roark was unable to hold that lead as walks burned him tonight. Jesse Winker hit a 415 foot blast in the top of the ninth off Mets closer Edwin Diaz to give the Reds a 5-4 lead. Raisel Iglesias finished off the Mets with two scoreless innings, including striking out the final four hitters.
The Reds beat up on the St. Louis Cardinals as a great way to kick off a seven game roadtrip. Peraza, Votto, Suarez, Winker and Puig all hit home runs. It was the first time in Reds history that batters hitting 9 through 4 in the order all homered in the same game.
The Redleg Nation Question of the Week: What do you make of Jose Peraza's start and does it justify his reduced playing time?
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Tyler Mahle struggled early and the Reds trailed 4-0 after two innings. That would be more than enough for Kenta Madeda and the Dodgers as the Reds offense could never get anything going tonight. The Reds have now lost 3 straight games immediately following their four game win streak.