The Reds will have to wait until Homer Bailey Day to secure their fifth consecutive series win. Tonight, Jumbo Diaz grooved, and I mean grooved, a fastball to Adam Rosales who deposited it well over the left center field fence for a game-winning extra inning home run. This was the eleventy billionth time a Reds reliever has given up a home run to the first batter he faced.

Cincinnati 1 • San Diego 2 |  FanGraphs  | That escalated quickly

Another strong performance for Anthony DeScalfani, who gave up one run in six innings. He hadn’t walked a batter until the sixth and he walked two. One of those runners eventually scored. He struck out six and gave up four hits.

Raisel Iglesias relieved DeSclafani and retired the side in the seventh and eighth. In the eighth, after recording an out, he gave up a ground ball single to Alexi Amarista. Amarista moved to third when an Iglesias throw to first base went down the right field line. With the winning run at third base, Iglesias bowed his back, struck out Jose Rondon and retired Derek Norris on a tapper back to the mound. That’s 21 consecutive scoreless innings for Iglesias. Yes, that’s good.

The Reds bats were quiet tonight. They got five hits, two by Joey Votto. Eugenio Suarez had a hit and a walk – the only walk the Reds drew. Brandon Phillips saw his hitting streak end. Only because the game went extra innings, Jose Peraza saw his first plate appearance on this road trip. He grounded weakly to third on the first pitch he saw.

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15 Responses

  1. Greatredlegsfan

    Too bad for Jumbo, but I think he’s no business at ML level

    • Patrick Jeter

      Agreed. There is usually good reason why a guy who can throw so hard didn’t make the majors until his 30s.

  2. Patrick Jeter

    Adam Rosales has a .240 ISO. Things that make you go hmmm…

  3. Scotlykins

    To quote the Whispers…..and the beat goes on.

  4. CI3J

    Mets look like they are about to miss out on Lucroy with him going to the Indians.

    Maybe they’ll panic and overpay for Bruce.

  5. redsfan06

    Maybe BP gets a day of rest tomorrow since his hitting streak ended.

  6. Greatredlegsfan

    I think only four pitchers out of the current bullpen staff are good for high leverage situations (Iglesias, Lorenzen, Cingrani & Wood). All others are not suitable. For last night game it was the worst or next to worst choice.

  7. Chuck Schick

    At least they’ve improved to the point where a game has to go to extra innings before a Jumbo Hoover/ JJ Diaz like pitcher has the opportunity to encounter baseball Darwinism….at least the kids are learning science.

    I hope I am lucid enough on my deathbed to recall all of the great moments from BP’s 16 game hitting streak.

    • streamer88

      I literally choked on my cold brew coffee laughing at this comment.

      Sidebar: It’s not the Chapman 2.0 trade that makes me SMH, it’s the Andrew Miller trade. Because that’s EXACTLY our scenario with Chapman.

      *Let’s out excessively long, loud sigh*

      • SabrChris

        Well, that thought just darkened my day.

  8. ohiojimw

    Rosales wins an epic duel between two guys who probably shouldn’t be in MLB but manage to hang around. What more is there to say about Saturday night?

  9. vegastypo

    Lucroy nixed trade to Indians when the team would not surrender it’s club option for next year. But the Indians did give up the prospect Frazier to the Yankees for Andrew Miller. …. Gee, the Yankees actually get GOOD prospects in their trades.

  10. Hotto4Votto

    Bruce not in today’s starting line up. Duvall in RF and Peraza in LF.

  11. WVRedlegs

    A Ron Burgundy headline is a nice touch.
    After Iglesias’s nice three inning outing, when Jumbo came on the mound a feeling of dread overcame me. Then it was quickly realized.
    Iglesiais to the rotation, Finnegan to the bullpen and Jumbo to Louisville.

  12. james garrett

    Bats haven’t showed up in two of the last three games yet we won 2-1 against the Giants.Offense continues to be very inconsistent and it will be until we get some higher OBP players.Don’t like harping on it but it is and will be our Achilles heel unless we do something different.