Cincinnati Reds Losing Streak Sits at 8 After 11-7 Loss to Diamondbacks


61. . 11. 8. 7

W: Zack Godley (4-0)

L: Anthony DeSclafani (7-9)

SV: Daniel Hudson (2)

The Cincinnati Reds’ slide continued on Saturday night as they lost their eighth straight game in an 11-6 defeat at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Right off the bat, it was apparent that it wouldn’t be Anthony DeSclafani‘s night. The right-hander’s first pitch of the night was blasted into the right field seats by Ender Inciarte. He then gave up a single to A.J. Pollock, who was promptly brought home on a big fly from Paul Goldschmidt. Three batters, three runs.

An RBI single from Todd Frazier in the bottom of the first brought the Reds within two, but the top of the D-Backs lineup got to DeSclafani again in the third. Pollock singled again, stole second, moved to third on a Goldschmidt single, and scored on a double play ball.

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To the Reds’ credit, they didn’t lay down despite an early 4-1 deficit. A walk and back-to-back-to-back doubles from Frazier, Jay Bruce, and Brennan Boesch tied the game at four in the bottom of the third.

Although he had new life, things didn’t get any better for DeSclafani. He allowed four more hits over the next two innings and two more runs on sacrifice flies before exiting the game. The rookie was charged with six earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out four in his five innings of work.

The Reds’ bullpen couldn’t slow the Reds’ offense, either. Goldschmidt hit his second home run of the night off of Pedro Villarreal in the seventh inning and Ryan Mattheus gave up three runs on four hits in the eighth.

A small comeback was mounted in the bottom of the ninth when the Reds scored on a pair of RBI singles from Ivan De Jesus Jr. and Tucker Barnhart, but the hole was simply too big to climb out of.

Other Notes:

  • As he continues to work his way out of an extended funk, Frazier picked up his second straight multi-hit game by going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and two runs scored. Only Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has more doubles (38) than Frazier (36) this season.
  • Joey Votto also reached base four times, hitting a single and drawing three walks. He also scored three runs.
  • Burke Badenhop also appeared in relief, pitching a perfect ninth inning.
  • Recent call-up Ryan LaMarre made his big league debut, batting eighth and playing center field. He went 0-for-5 at the plate, but made a nice diving catch in the sixth inning to rob Chris Owings of a hit.

Up Next: The Reds will try to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks, and their ninth straight loss, on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. EST. Raisel Iglesias will take the bump as he tries to continue his dominant pitching in the month of August, opposed by Chase Anderson.

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