|Cincinnati Reds (29-36)||1||7||0|
|Cleveland Indians (34-32)
|W: Hand (3-2) L: Iglesias (1-6)
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The offense failed to show up for both teams. Or maybe the pitching really showed up for both teams. Likely the latter than the former given the two starting pitchers. Either way, offense was at a premium on Tuesday night and in a game that featured just 3 runs, the Indians had the majority of them.
Nick Senzel’s RBI double in the top of the 5th inning was the only hit that produced a run for the Reds on the night. Yasiel Puig went 2-4. Jose Iglesias went 1-2, with 2 walks, and he scored the only run for the Reds on the day. Tucker Barnhart singled and walked in 4 trips to the plate. Kyle Farmer added a pinch-hit single. That’s about it. Tough go of it for the Reds offense once again in June.
The pitching was very good on the night. Unfortunately it just wasn’t good enough to overcome one run allowed in the first 9 innings of the game. Luis Castillo struck out 6 batters and walked just 2 to go along with 4 hits over the first 6 innings of the game. His ERA dropped to 2.20 on the season. Michael Lorenzen followed and kept the game tied up at 1-1 with a perfect inning of relief. And then David Hernandez took over for both the 8th and 9th innings. They were perfect and included 5 strikeouts. Now to the unfortunate part: Raisel Iglesias struggled, giving up 2 hits and walking 2 batters – though 1 was intentional to load the bases with 1 out – and that ultimately led to the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning on a walk-off single by Oscar Mercado.
Notes Worth Noting
The game on Wednesday will be the Free Game of the Day on MLBtv if you are out of market. So for those of you who may not get to watch many games, this could be your chance.
Raisel Iglesias drops to 1-6. And while won-loss records aren’t exactly the best way to judge a pitcher, when a reliever has 6 losses on June 11th, that hurts your soul.
Robert Stephenson threw a shutout inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts in his rehab appearance with the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night.
The Reds signed 1st round pick Nick Lodolo. He inked a signing bonus worth just over $5.4M.
Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians
Wednesday June 12th, 1:10pm ET
Anthony DeSclafani (4.70 ERA) vs Zach Plesac (1-1, 1.86 ERA)