The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds meet at Great American Ball Park for Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader on Memorial Day.
The Reds haven't started 2019 too hot, but it's not time to panic. Despite what other writers may be selling, the Reds should not sell at the deadline.
The Cincinnati Reds blew a late lead against the San Francisco Giants, seeing the chance at a sweep slip through their fingers.
Votto and Puig both got the Reds off to a big start in the first inning. Anthony DeSclafani could not hold the early lead and struggled through four innings. Eugenio Suarez hit a game tying home run in the fifth inning, and Derek Dietrich had a bloop RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Reds the lead for good.
Luis Castillo did not have his best command on Friday night, but he gave the Reds another dominating outing as he held the Giants scoreless for six innings. The Reds bats continued their recent surge of late, minus the no-hitter on Tuesday. Nick Senzel and Yasiel Puig lead the Reds with two hits and two runs batted in each. Road wins have been difficult for the Reds this season, but they have now won back-to-back road games and improved to 8-14 on the road.
Despite an onslaught of bees, the Reds blew out the Giants to tie the four-game series. Fans won both Chik-Fil-A and pizza for the Reds conquests.
Statcast data shows that Tucker Barnhart's pitch framing metrics are significantly better so far this season than his 2015 to 2018 campaigns
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The Reds got off to a great start in Queens when they scored four runs in the second inning. However, starting pitcher Tanner Roark was unable to hold that lead as walks burned him tonight. Jesse Winker hit a 415 foot blast in the top of the ninth off Mets closer Edwin Diaz to give the Reds a 5-4 lead. Raisel Iglesias finished off the Mets with two scoreless innings, including striking out the final four hitters.