The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Miami Marlins by a score of 5-0 on Friday night. Mike Leake was on top of his game and the offense came alive late in the game to seal the win.
The first bit of scoring happened in the bottom of the fourth inning when Marlon Byrd, who was just activated off the disabled list hit his 11th homerun of the season to Right Center Field off Dan Haren.
The next bit of action that happened broke the hearts of Reds fan as Marlins Left Fielder Christian Yelich single through the hole on the left side of the infield to break up Mike Leake’s no hitter with 10 outs to go. That was the last significant hit that the Marlins would have in the game.
In the eighth inning, following a Joey Votto walk, Todd Frazier singled on a bloop flare that fell in no man’s land in right field. Giancarlo Stanton would attempt to throw out Votto who advanced successfully to third, and consequently Frazier would trail into the second base. Now with second and third Jay Bruce doubled in two runs down the right field line.
Shortly after that Eugenio Suarez had himself a sharp ground ball that came in past a pulled in infield down the third baseline. It rolled down into the Left Field corner and Bruce came around to score.
The final line for Leake in the game was 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K. His ERA for the season came down to 4.01. J.J. Hoover pitched a a scoreless eighth inning and only gave up one hit. His ERA has down come to a solid 1.48 on the season. Pedro Villarreal pitched a solid ninth inning. He gave up one hit and stuck out two. He has not given up a run since being called up last week.
The overall line for the pitching staff was 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K.
Offensively the team went 9-32 with 3 BB, and 5 extra base hits (Frazier, Bruce, Barnhart, Suarez, Byrd) .281/.343/.500. Seven of the starting eight position players reached base at least once with Brandon Phillips being the lone player to not reach base. The Reds did leave 12 men on base.