Cincinnati Reds Complete Sweep of Phillies with 5-2 Win

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W: Jon Moscot (1-1)

L: Jerome Williams (3-6)

SV: Aroldis Chapman (12)

The Cincinnati Reds were able to extend their winning streak to four and complete their sweep of the Philadephia Phillies on Wednesday, but unfortunately that was overshadowed by a gruesome-looking injury to Zack Cozart.

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Cozart, batting leadoff today in place of Brandon Phillips, went down holding his knee after slipping on first base in the first inning. He had to be carried off the field and underwent an MRI, though the results have not been revealed. Bryan Price told reporters after the game that Cozart will likely be heading to the disabled list. It certainly seems like an injury that could put Cozart out for the remainder of the season, which is a real shame considering the season he’s having.

The Reds were left with only one player on the bench after Cozart left the game, as Phillips and Billy Hamilton were also out with injuries. Despite playing short-handed, the Reds offense was able to keep rolling, thanks in large part to a three-run home run by Ivan De Jesus Jr. in the bottom of the first inning to put the Reds up 4-0. De Jesus had no home runs in Triple-A Louisville this season and just 38 in 11 minor league seasons, yet already has two in four games with the Reds.

Brayan Pena also had a big day, going 4-for-4 and driving in the Reds other two runs.

Following a tough debut, Jon Moscot earned the first win of his major league career, throwing six innings and allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two. He also picked up the first hit of his career in the sixth inning.

The bullpen—a combination of Ryan Mattheus, Tony Cingrani, J.J. Hoover, and Aroldis Chapman—followed Moscot with three scoreless innings combined.

Other Notes:

  • If Cozart misses a large chunk of time, expect to see Eugenio Suarez get a shot to start at shortstop. He was not in tonight’s lineup for Louisville, so it’s probably safe to assume he’s getting called up.
  • Todd Frazier had himself quite a series against the Phillies. The third baseman went 8-for-13 with five runs scored, a double, a home run, and two runs batted in.

Up Next: The Reds travel to Wrigley Field for a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs. Michael Lorenzen will start the series opener on Thursday and will be opposed by Tsuyoshi Wada. First pitch will be at 8:05 p.m. ET.

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