Ooh, that Jose Pirela is having a fun time in Cincy. This time featuring good pitching and even more offensive support. The Reds show some signs of life but ultimately meet their demise at the hand of Brad.
Luis Perdomo got it done today. He threw six innings and was credited with only 2 earned runs, all despite giving up 7 hits and letting 4 on with walks. He sat down 7 Reds with strikeouts, 4 with groundouts, and 2 with popouts. He even kept his pitch count under 100, which let Jose Torres do 2 innings of work only giving up a three-run HR where he would only be credited with 1 earned run. And then let Brad Hand do Brad Hand things by allowing not a hit and striking out 2.
Offensively, once the Padres popped the fun never really stopped. Yangervis Solarte scored Carlos Asuaje with a groundout and, despite not getting a hit all game, Wil Myers stood in the box for a wild pitch where Jose Pirela was able to get home to score. Myers would however end up popping a sac fly for a run later.
Before that, Dusty Coleman brought home Cory Spangenberg on a sac fly as well, and then it was home run time: Austin Hedges with his 15th bomb to straight right field and Solarte with his 12th homer to right as well.
The Padres were up 7-0 by the 7th, and never looked back. After Tucker Barnhart’s 3-run HR the Friars would escape with the win and even up the series.