New York Mets vs Cincinnati Reds – July 5, 2022

The Cincinnati Reds (27-52) have lost five of six, but they are hoping that the return of Nick Lodolo to the Reds rotation can be a positive boost. It won't get any easier against the NL East leaders as the Mets have Max Scherzer on the mound tonight at 6:40 PM.
Mr. Redlegs (Photo: Doug Gray)

Pham and Lodolo strong rebounds not enough to stop Reds 7th straight loss

The Reds got their first lead of the week in the first inning when Tommy Pham finally got his first extra-base hit as a Red. The Friars faithful for some reason decided to boo the .039 hitter, and Pham returned the favor with a 424 foot blast into the left field seats. The Reds offense had plenty of good chances early in the game, but could not find a way to get any more runners across the plate off Padres starting pitcher, Sean Manaea. The Reds lost their 7th straight game to fall to 2-9 overall.