Cincinnati Reds Lose Disastrous Game to Marlins, 14-3


Jul 11, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher

Raisel Iglesias

(right) is taken out of the game by manager

Bryan Price

(left) during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

14. 82. . 3. 61

W: Adam Conley (1-0, 3.00)

L: Raisel Iglesias (1-2, 5.90)

Wow.  What can you say?

That one was as horrendous as they come, and today the Cincinnati Reds looked like they were playing against the 1927 New York Yankees. The Marlins didn’t just beat the Reds, they absolutely brutalized them. The Marlins collected 21 hits, 6 extra base hits and 2 home runs. They went completely through their lineup in two different innings, at one point they had nine consecutive hits without an out and even relief pitcher Mike Dunn collected his first big league hit.

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The Reds did look good in the early innings, and scored in the second inning off of a Eugenio Suarez solo home run, his fourth of the year. In the third inning, Todd Frazier collected his 55th RBI of the year on a very long sacrifice fly that drove in Billy Hamilton. They were able to tack on one more run off an RBI single from Skip Schumaker that drove in Jay Bruce.

But three runs would not be enough for the Reds today. Not even close.

It was a rough start back for Raisel Iglesias, who had just been activated from the 15-day DL. Iglesias started off well in the first four innings, giving up three hits and no runs, but had a horrendous fifth inning where he gave up five hits and five earned runs.

Nathan Adcock came in to pitch for the Reds in the sixth inning, pitching well and sending the Marlins down in order, but did not return for the seventh inning. Instead, Manny Parra was brought in. Parra, who had not allowed a run in his last seven appearances, pitched horribly and gave up another five earned runs without recording an out.  The Marlins tacked on another four runs (for insurance) off of Pedro Villarreal and Carlos Contreras, and finished the game by outscoring the Reds 14-3.

Other Notes:
Jay Bruce continued his great series against the Marlins, collecting three hits today.
Billy Hamilton collected his 43rd and 44th stolen bases of the year, and broke a Cincinnati Reds record for most steals before the All-Star Game.
Dee Gordon left the game with an injury after sliding head-first into first base, with what was later confirmed to be a dislocated thumb.

Up Next:  The Cincinnati Reds will try to forget this disastrous game when they wrap up this series tomorrow, sending ace Johnny Cueto to the mound against Dan Haren at 1:10 pm EST.