Final R H E
San Diego Padres (59-66)
2 4 2
Cincinnati Reds (59-66)
3 5 1
W: Gray (9-6, 2.92 ERA) L: Quantrill (6-4, 3.32 ERA) SV: Iglesias (25)
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Sonny Gray pitched masterfully and Freddy Galvis hit another homer helping the Cincinnati Reds sneak by the San Diego Padres by a score of 3-2.

Gray pitched six innings of one-run baseball. He fanned 10 Padres while allowing just seven baserunners (four hits and three walks). The only run he allowed was on a solo home run by Josh Naylor in the top of the sixth. With his 10 strikeouts, Gray made that back-to-back days that Reds starters struck out at least 10 (Trevor Bauer had 11 last night). The last time Reds starters went back-to-back with 10+ K starts was 1968 with Gary Nolan and Jim Maloney.

Galvis provided the lone long ball for the Redlegs in the bottom of the sixth.

Josh VanMeter scored on that home run and also scored on a first inning single by Aristides Aquino. VanMeter gathered a pair of singles from the leadoff spot which really helped the Reds sneak by the Padres. He continues to show why he deserves to play a whole bunch.

The Reds bats were pretty quiet, otherwise. Cal Quantrill put together a valiant effort for the Padres with six innings of his own. He allowed all three runs but struck out nine. Yet another young player San Diego can be excited about, this was just his 18th major league outing despite looking poised and moving through the Reds lineup with ease.

In the eighth inning Amir Garrett made his triumphant return to the mound…and walked two-straight Padres. Michael Lorenzen was called in to stonewall San Diego and did so with just one of the inherited runners scoring. In his career Lorenzen is stranding over two-thirds of the inherited runners given to him.

Oh, can’t forget this amazingly athletic play by Gray.

The Reds will look to take the series tomorrow afternoon. Guess what day it is? It’s Luis Castillo day!

7 Responses

  1. Rut

    Galvis could easily end up with 25 hrs and hit .280.

    Makes me wonder if he is the real extension candidate (rather than Iglesias) to add a year and get cost certainty for next season. Not saying this happens during this season, but might end up being a better option to extend this offseason as we have him for 2020 regardless.

    Better to have the option with him here now, so kudos to the FO for the pickup at position of extreme need.

  2. FreeHouse

    Looking for Castillo to bounce back tomorrow. Hopefully Suarez gets going after that 9th inning walk because he’s been looking bad these past few days. Day games and one run games aren’t the Reds best friends. They pulled off a one run game tonight, hopefully they can pull off a day game W tomorrow.

  3. matthew hendley

    Great fighting by Gray, this seemed like the kind of game he gave up on earlier in the year. He made it through this time. I really thing Galvis has a chance at 30 HR. Next year I hope they all come with the Reds.

  4. Mark Moore

    My question … where did last night’s game thread go? I mean the RLN staff is great, but when we get to read the MBE game thread, that’s just extra special.

    Let’s take ’em out today. Lunch menu should be Deep Fried Friars!!

    • Doug Gray

      There was a mistake made. It’s been fixed.

  5. Don

    JVM at 1st and starting vs a Lefty, batting 8th but at least he is in lineup vs a lefty for Thursday game.

    At least he is in the lineup.

    make me and should make Doug smile as well.

    • Pete

      I wonder how many different lineups Bell has used this year. It seems as if he might be moving toward a record. I like the guys in the line up but as usual not overly impressed with the order. In the grand scheme it doesn’t matter much and it does make the daily discovery of it interesting. One good thing: Bell certainly enjoys his job, I’ve never seen a manager do so much with it. Even beyond Tony Larussa..