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Recap: Reds win via Tyler Stephenson Walk-Off HR

AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!!! Rookie catcher Tyler Stephenson pinch-hit for Shogo Akiyama in the bottom of the seventh inning and delivered a walk-off Home Run to earn a 3-1 victory for the Reds.

Fellow Rookie Jose Garcia extended the game with two outs in the seventh with a base hit to left field that brought Stephenson to the plate.

A Joey Votto Home Run in the bottom of the 4th inning broke up the shutout, and no-hitter, from Cody Ponce to put the Reds up 1-0. Votto has now hit safely in five straight games.

After the Votto Home Run, Trevor Bauer absolutely dominated the game on the mound for Cincinnati. After laboring through the first two innings to the tune of 43 pitches, Bauer competed 6 1/3 innings but took a no-decison after allowing a game-tying Home Run to Colin Moran in the top of the seventh.

Raisel Iglesias recorded the final two outs of the seventh inning via strikeout to earn the win for the Reds.

Trevor Bauer, Cy Young Candidate

Unfortunately, his performance wasn’t rewarded with a win for him, but his 6 1/3 innings of work were absolutely dominant nonetheless. Bauer allowed just four hits and one run while striking out 12 in his time on the mound. It was his fourth outing this season with double-digit strikeouts.

Bauer had retired 14 consecutive batters until Pittsburgh’s Colin Moran hit a Home Run in the top of the 7th inning to tie the game at one a piece.

After nine starts, Bauer has struck out 83 batters which is the most by a Cincinnati Red though as many appearances. The Cy Young Candidate is 4-3 with a 1.71 ERA now.

Rookies Lead the Way

Rookie sensation shortstop Jose Garcia struggled mightily for the last couple of weeks but has started to figure things out at the plate. Garcia is now 6 for his last 17 included a game-extending single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning this evening.

Then, Tyler Stephenson delivered his second career Major League Home Run to win the game in walk-off fashion. Stephenson is now 5-11 with two Home Runs, and five Runs Batted In in his young career.

Game Two Coming At You

The celebration of Game One’s walk-off victory will be short lived as the Reds will begin Game Two at 7:25 p.m Eastern Time. Now sitting at 22-26, Anthony DeSclafani (1-2, 7.20) will take the mound against Mitch Keller (1-1, 3.52).

At the time of this post (Cardinals and Brewers are tied a 0-0 in the 6th inning) the Reds have tied the Rockies and the Brewers and are just 1.5 games out of the final playoff spot.

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Article written by Brandon Ramsey

Basketball X's & O's for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @BRamseyKSR

2 Comments for Recap: Reds win via Tyler Stephenson Walk-Off HR

  1. westkycat20
    8:21 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

    Shhhhh!!! Did you hear that?!?!?? NM….the Reds Suck

  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    8:44 pm September 14, 2020 Permalink

    The Reds are the BEST! More coverage…PRETTY PLEASE!!!