Eugenio Suarez blasted a two-run Home Run to left field in the top of the first inning to put the Reds in front 2-0. Unfortunately, that was all the success the Reds would have at the plate this afternoon. Cincinnati managed just three hits as they dropped their second straight game to the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2.
The St. Louis bullpen threw 4 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball after taking over for starter Daniel Ponce de Leon. The Reds collected just nine hits in the last three games of the series against the Cardinals. They also haven’t scored a run outside of hitting a Home Run since Thursday in their 5-4 loss.
Tyler Mahle labored through his three innings of work allowing three runs on five hits before giving way to the bullpen. Michael Lorenzen posted another very solid two innings on the mound and Tyler Thornburg pitched a scoreless inning as well as the Reds trailed 3-2 after six inning.
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However, in the bottom of the seventh, Nate Jones allowed a leadoff double to Matt Carpenter who advanced to third on a fly ball to deep right field. Yadier Molina came to the plate and drove in Carpenter to advance the Cardinals lead to 4-2. Then, Dylan Carlson sent a two-run Home Run into the stands to set the eventual final score of 6-2.
After dropping three out of four games to the Cardinals, the Cincinnati Reds are now 11-15 on the season. The Reds will travel on to Milwaukee where they will finish their road trip with a four game set against the Brewers. Trevor Bauer will take the mound tomorrow night at 8:10 p.m. Eastern Time against left-hander Brain Anderson.