About Me

My photo
I am a freelance writer. I've covered the Cincinnati Reds, Bengals and others since 1992. I have a background in sales as well. I've sold consumer electronics, advertising and consumer package goods for companies ranging from the now defunct Circuit City to Procter&Gamble. I have worked as a stats operator for Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, the College of Mount St. Joe and Colerain High School.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gloom Despair And Agony Reds Lose Ninth Straight

The beatings go on for the Cincinnati Reds, whose refrain is Hee Haw's "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all."

The Reds were shut out for the 10th time in its ninth straight loss, 4-0, matching the nine-game losing streak from May 15 through May 25.

Arizona completed the four-game sweep, the first time they've accomplished it against Cincinnati.

Badly in need of innings from its "Kiddie Korp"  of  rookie starters, Raisel Iglesias was up to the task but a line drive by Wellington Castillo hit a butter fingered fan two rows deep in the leftfield bleachers and plopped back on the field. A Keystone Cops act ensued as the throw from leftfielder du jour Jason Bourgeois made it all the way through the infield. Joey Votto had to chase it down.

Iglesias gave the Reds what they needed. He finished seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out 13.

The umpires reviewed the play for 48 seconds before awarding Castillo his 16th home run.

The Reds left two runners on against Chase Anderson who has been bounced back and fourth between Triple A Reno and the big club. The Reds got a leadoff single from Ivan De Jesus Jr. in the second but he was erased on a double play. Bourgeois hit a one-out single int he third but a double play got him as well. In the fifth, De Jesus Jr. walked and rookie Ryan LaMarre got his first Major League hit to put runners at first and second with one out. Iglesias squared to bunt but pulled the bat back to take a full swing. He lined the ball toward rightfield but Paul Gosldschmidt speared it as he charged for the bunt and beat LaMarre back to first base for an unassisted double play.

Reds' fielding helped the Diamondbacks take a 2-0 lead in the sixth. Ender Inciarte walked and stole second. Goldschmidt hit a ground ball wide of first against the shift.  Votto speared it back handed on a short hop but threw it by Iglesias covering first.  The ball trickled toward the dugout and Iglesias threw it over Brayan Pena's head, allowing Inciarte to score and Goldschmidt to advance .

David Peralta hit a two-run home run off Jumbo Diaz in the eighth. It was Peralta's 13th of the season.

Collin Balester made his Reds' debut and first Major League appearance since May 16, 2012.

Matt Reynolds made his season debut for Arizona, his first in the Major Leagues since 2013.

Professionally edited by ML Schirmer
for proof reading services call

No comments:

Post a Comment