Reds Recap: Marlins take Game 2


Almost an identical flip from Friday night’s game, the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 at Great American Ball Park. Even more impressive than that was the fact that Justin Nicolino made his Major League debut.

Game Summary:

Reds Starting Pitcher, Anthony DeSclafani, cruised through the first three inning, then ran into trouble in the fourth. Derek Deitrich led off the inning with a homerun to deep Right Field, 1-0 Miami. Christian Yelich would then double and Giancarlo Stanton would follow that up with a single. After a Marcell Ozuna pop fly to shallow Right Field, Justin Bour would hit a high chopper just to the left-hand side of DeSclafani. The only play that Brandon Phillips had was to go to First Base on the throw. Yelich would come in to score and Stanton would advance to second base, 2-0 Miami. The next Marlin to step to the plate, J.T. Realmuto would collect a double of his own to drive in Stanton from Second Base, 3-0 Marlins. That would conclude the scoring in the fourth.

Jun 20, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Derek Dietrich hits a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Manny Parra in the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins would tag on two more runs in the Seventh Inning, when Manny Parra would give up a double to Dee Gordon and then allow Derek Dietrich to hit his second homerun of the game, 5-0 Marlins. That would be the final score of the game.

If there is a silver lining it was that Nate Adcock, Burke Badenhop and Carlos Contreras combined for 2.2 innings of scoreless, no-hit baseball out of the bullpen.