Reds Recap: 7th Straight Loss


After Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price was ejected before the game, things started out wellfor Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds today in game two of a three game set.

Mar. 20, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani throws against the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Reds got off to a quick start when Zack Cozart, who was moved down to the 2-hole before the game, drove in the first run of the gave with a sacrifice fly to right field.

The game took on a steady flow from that point on until the 6th inning. With the score resting at 1-0 in favor of Cincinnati, Cleveland Indians’ Second Baseman Jason Kipnis hit a hump-back line drive into shallow Right Field. Brennan Boesch, who was starting in Right Field today, attempted to trap the sinking liner against his body, but failed. It was just the second hit of the day for Cleveland.

After a walk from Carlos Santana, the Indians now had runners on 1st and 2nd with two outs, and David Murphy coming to the plate. Murphy would then sharply ground a ball right back up the middle to tie the game at 1. That would be on the only run DeSclafani would give up through seven innings.

Tony Cingrani would then come into the game for the Reds in the Eight Inning. Michael Bourn would reach base on a fielder’s choice to be doubled in by Kipnis to give the Indians a 2-1 lead. That would be the last run that Indians would need.

Indians Closer Cody Allen would come on to slam the door in the 9th inning. This marked the seventh straight loss for the Reds.

Raisel Iglesias will try and be the stopper for the Reds tomorrow. He will be paired up against Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer.