|Cincinnati Reds (29-32)||4||8||1|
|Los Angeles Dodgers (38-25)||5||10||0|
|W: Jansen (4-0) L: Storen (1-2)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–With the Reds down 4-1 in the sixth, the vaunted Cincinnati offense kicked into gear. Zack Cozart was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Joey Votto hammered a ball to the wall that was somehow caught by LA center fielder Chris Taylor, but Eugenio Suarez singled to left to give the Reds two base runners. After Scott Schebler struck out, the Dodgers removed starter Alex Wood in favor of reliever Josh Fields.
Devin Mesoraco punished Fields by hitting a 3-run home run to left that tied the game at 4. I like Devin.
–Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez each had two hits in four at-bats.
–Michael Lorenzen pitched two scoreless innings of relief after the Reds tied it up.
–Wandy Peralta pitched a perfect inning of relief. I’m sure that surprises no one. Peralta has been great this season.
–Tie game, bottom of the ninth, Drew Storen comes on for the Reds. After a strikeout, Storen permitted back to back singles. Manager Bryan Price decided to bring Tony Cingrani into the game, and Cingrani struck out the first batter he faced. Unfortunately, Corey Seager hit a ball just outside the reach of Reds left fielder Scooter Gennett that landed in fair territory for a double, and the winning run scored.
–Cozart made his sixth error of the season.
–Somehow, Asher Wojciechowski escaped the embarrassing fate of being included in the “Bad” section above. His first inning was certainly bad, as Wojciechowski allowed 3 runs on 3 hits to put the Reds in an early hole. Wojo settled down, however, and allowed just one run in the next four innings to give the Reds an opportunity to make a comeback.
His final line: 5 innings, 4 runs allowed on 6 hits. No walks, one strikeout. Could have been better. Could have been much worse.
–Eight consecutive losses for the Reds at Dodger Stadium. The Reds should try winning a game out there sometime.
–Tim Adleman will take the mound tomorrow, as the Redlegs attempt to avoid the sweep in Los Angeles.