A night after beating the Dbacks and widening their lead for the second wildcard spot the Cincinnati Reds returned to GABP
looking to continue their recent hot streak. Tuesday night however they met Arizona pitcher Patrick Corbin who shut down the Reds in rout to a complete game, sending Arizona back to the hotel with a 5-2 win.
Cincinnati sent rookie Tony Cingrani to the mound. Cingrani has been solid as of late for the Reds, Tuesday night appeared to be his typical solid outing. Until the 4th when Cingrani gave up a home run to Martin Prado, after that home run Cingrani exited with a lower back strain. Alfredo Simon came in to relieve the hurt Cingrani, Simon went until the 8th and was dominant in his 2.1 IP.
The game stayed a 1-0 game until the 8th. A struggling Sam LeCure was pulled in the 8th after loading the bases with only one put. JJ Hoover and his 26.1 IP scoreless streak came into the game. His streak would end as Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam putting the Dbacks ahead 5-0.
Chris Heisey came up big for the Reds in the 8th with a 2 run blast putting the game at 5-2. Unfortunately that is the only mistake Arizona pitcher Patrick Corbin would make.
The Reds would only muster 6 hits in the game. Their three biggest bats Votto, Phillips and Bruce were struck out 6 times in the game. Votto didn’t even reach base. Patrick Corbin was on last night, the Reds though can not let an outing like that happen again.
The club has not commented on Cingrani’s back but if he is hurt look for Greg Reynolds to get the call up. Reynolds is 12-3 in Triple A Louisville this year with a 2.42 ERA.
Cincinnati and Arizona square off for the the third game of this four game series Wednesday night at GABP. Mike Leake (10-5) takes on Brandon McCarthy (2-7).
Game time: 7:10pm TV: FSOhio Radio: 700WLW