Reds are 1-hit in 1-0 loss, swept by Pirates in doubleheader

The Cincinnati Reds had been held to at least one hit in a 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday evening. The Pittsburgh victory gave them a sweep of the day/evening doubleheader and a assured successful sequence, with the sequence finale bobbing up on Wednesday afternoon.

Final R H E
Pittsburgh Pirates (54-88) 1 3 1
Cincinnati Reds (56-85) 0 1 1
W: De Jong (5-2) L: Espinal (0-1) SV: Underwood Jr. (1)
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The Offense

Cincinnati didn’t get a success till the third inning with one out when Stuart Fairchild doubled. The Reds didn’t get some other hit off of Luis Ortiz as he finished 5.2 innings of 1-hit, shutout baseball in his Major League debut. They wouldn’t get any hits in opposition to Chase De Jong as he pitched throughout the seventh inning. Yohan Ramirez held them hitless in the eighth, too. Duane Underwood Jr. retired the primary two batters of the ground of the ninth, however he walked Aristides Aquino to deliver the successful run to the plate in pinch hitter Kyle Farmer. There was once no magic available at the evening as Farmer flew out to shallow left box to finish the sport.

The Pitching

Reliever Fernando Cruz were given the beginning and he threw 19 pitches with 12 moves, retiring all 5 batters he confronted at the day prior to giving solution to Reiver Sanmartin. The lefty adopted up with 2.1 hitless innings of his personal that featured one stroll and 3 strikeouts. Raynel Espinal, who was once referred to as up on Monday, took over to start the fifth inning and misplaced the no-hitter to the primary batter he confronted as Ben Gamel led off with a unmarried into left box. Espinal labored across the leadoff hit and saved the shutout alive. He’d go back for the sixth and retire the Pirates in order. The righty additionally recorded the primary out of the seventh prior to giving up a double to Rodolfo Castro.

That’s when Ian Gibaut entered the sport and upon getting a floor out it was once Kevin Newman that got here via with a line force unmarried off of the glove of a jumping Matt Reynolds to damage the scoreless sport and provides the Pirates a 1-0 lead. Gibaut would go back for the eighth inning and get via it unscathed and stay the sport at 1-0. Alexis Diaz got here out for the ninth inning and collected two strikeouts as he saved the sport at 1-0 and provides the offense a possibility to do one thing in the ground of the body. They didn’t.

Notes Worth Noting

Reds are 1-hit in 1-0 loss, swept by Pirates in doubleheader

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