Kyle Farmer’s big night not enough, Reds drop to 3-15 with another loss

Kyle Farmer had four doubles for the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough as the San Diego Padres led 8-5. Cincinnati fell to 3-15 in the season with the loss and they have just one win in their last five series, with one game remaining at the current home tally.

final R H E
San Diego Padres (12-7) 8th 8th 1
Cincinnati Red (3-15) 5 10 0
W: blood (2-0) L: Gutierrez (0-4) SV: Rogers (6)
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The offensive

Cincinnati started the end of the 1st inning with two singles and a 1-out walk by Joey Votto to load bases. However, a strikeout and a ground out left the bases loaded.

After the Padres put up a 4-run top of the 3rd, the Reds got a run back in the bottom of the inning. Tommy Pham played a single and came around to score a double from Kyle Farmer. The game was not without its intrigue, however, as Pham was initially called out at the plate, but the replay confirmed his hand reached the plate before the tag got to him.

Cincinnati’s offense was quiet from there until the end of the 6th inning when Kyle Farmer took a double into the left corner. Nick Senzel then achieved another catcher interference. Jake Fraley then came off the bench to meet Aristides Aquino, who went 2-0 early in the game when he went to 2-40 in the season. Fraley didn’t have a chance to score, instead he was hit by a pitch to load the bases. David Bell then benched again to bring in Tyler Naquin for the catcher Aramis Garcia, but he knocked a ball out in the dirt for the 1st of the inning. However, Bell wasn’t done when he challenged Colin Moran to score for Matt Reynolds. He came through with a sacrifice fly to make it a 6-2 game and flip the lineup. Jonathan India struck at what appeared to be a ball from inside the plate but the referee call is all that matters and he ended the threat there.

Tommy Pham hit his 3rd homer of the year – all against San Diego – with a 1-out line driver homer in the 7th inning. Kyle Farmer would double later in the inning and score his second hit of the day, but he was stranded.

Cincinnati trailed 8-3, but to finish 9th would require a big rally to claim victory. Brandon Drury did his part, smashing a 437-foot homer to make it 8-4 with an out. Tommy Pham followed him at a stride. After a flyout by Joey Votto, Kyle Farmer grabbed his 4th double of the game and made it an 8-5 ball game. Nick Senzel followed up with a walk to put Jake Fraley on the tie-breaking plate as the Padres went to the bullpen to bring Taylor Rogers and he only needed a pitch to end the game when he sent Fraley caused to fly to flat right field.

The pitch

Vladimir Gutierrez had a fast 1-2-3 inning in the first inning, but the second inning took a little longer. Gutierrez walked three of the first four batters of the inning, resulting in a sacrificial fly that put San Diego 1-0 up. However, it was the next inning that really put the right-handers and reds in a hole. San Diego went triple, single, single, homer and walk before an out was recorded and it was 5-0 in the blink of an eye.

After a quiet 4th inning for the Padres, Gutierrez gave up a single and a walk to start the 5th before being replaced by Luis Cessa. Eric Hosmer welcomed him to the game with an RBI single to make it a 6-1 game.

Phillip Diehl came into play to start the 6th. The Cincinnati native made friends and family proud when he threw 2.0 perfect innings with two strikeouts in his first game with the Reds after joining the Big League club earlier in the day.

Alexis Diaz was called on to pitch the 8th inning and Eric Hosmer led the inning with a homer. That was the first run Diaz allowed this season. It was the only goal he would give up in the frame, but the Padres now led 7-3. Dauri Moreta came out for the 9th and hit CJ Abrams to start the inning. He would score on a 2-out double from Manny Machado to give the Padres an 8-3 lead. A touchdown was all it took for Cincinnati to win the game at the end of the 9th. They managed just one safety and fell 8-5.

key moment of the game

Jurickson Profar’s 3-run homer in the top of the 3rd inning that made it a 5-0 ball game.

Notes worth mentioning

The Cincinnati Reds group of Tyler Mahle, Reiver Sanmartin, Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo and Vladimir Gutierrez has a combined ERA of 7.27-18 games.

Next for the Cincinnati Reds

San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds

Thursday, April 28 at 12:35 p.m. ET

Nick Martinez (0-2, 4.30 ERA) vs. Tyler Mahle (1-2, 6.88 ERA)

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