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Recap: Reds Blow Lead, Lose to Pirates 3-2

There have been several (too many) bad losses during this shortened 2020 season for the Reds, but this afternoon’s 3-2 loss to the Pirates ranks up there with the worst ones.

The Reds managed just three hits during the game, but held on to a 2-1 lead until the bottom of the ninth inning. Nick Castellanos put the Reds on the board with a two-run Home Run in the top of the third to put Cincy on top. Then, in the bottom of the inning, the Pirates answered with a Bryan Reynolds RBI single that cut the lead to 2-1.

That score would hold until the bottom of the ninth inning. Raisel Iglesias allowed three consecutive hits to begin the bottom of the ninth and the Pirates scored to tie the game. The Pirates would then win via a sacrifice fly from Erik Gonzalez for the 3-2 win.

Prior to the blown save from Iglesias, Amir Garrett, Nate Jones, and Michael Lorenzen had combined to throw 2 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout baseball.

This afternoon’s loss dropped the Reds to 18-23 on the season, splitting the four-game series with the Pirates. Cincinnati will remain on the road heading to Chicago for a three-game series with the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Tomorrow evening at 8:15 p.m. Eastern Time Tyler Mahle will take the mound against Alec Mills.

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Article written by Brandon Ramsey

5 Comments for Recap: Reds Blow Lead, Lose to Pirates 3-2



  1. panicpat
    6:35 pm September 6, 2020 Permalink

    Iglesias(the whole bullpen for that matter) is awful. Being a starter for the reds has to be terribly frustrating.



    • ClutchCargo
      3:21 am September 7, 2020 Permalink

      Yet David Bell still won’t stop taking the starters out at the first sign of trouble. Somebody needs to tell him the Nasty Boys are not walking through that bullpen door.



  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    8:55 pm September 6, 2020 Permalink

    The Reds are the best!



  3. ukkatzfan
    1:07 am September 7, 2020 Permalink

    Bwahahahahaha. Matt should leave covering the reds to OSR. Go ahead Matt. You can do it 49 more times.



  4. westkycat20
    9:30 am September 7, 2020 Permalink

    Sorry I’m late….the REDS suck!!