Final: Reds 9 Indians 2 Boxscore
Never seen this before:
The Indians were trying to mount a comeback vs Johnny Cueto in the 7th inning.
Cueto allowed a walk, single, and a Yan Gomes RBI double, cutting the Reds lead to 6-2 with nobody out. But a wild pitch from Jumbo Diaz, while warming up in the bullpen, sailed onto field at the same time as Gomes doubled. Jay Bruce fielded the Gomes ball off the wall and threw to cutoff man Kristopher Negron. The bullpen ball crossed near Negron, who threw to Cozart at 2nd base, attempting to get a sliding Gomes. Meanwhile, David Murphy rounded 3rd base, saw the errant ball from the bullpen on the ground in shallow CF and didn't immediately return to 3rd. Cozart threw to Santiago who tagged Murphy. Out. Poor guy. Not sure how that is fair.
Here is post game reaction from the players
#Reds Cozart: "I kind of feel bad for Murphy because he thought for sure the ball was just laying out in the grass out there."— Kevin Goheen (@FSOhio_KGoheen) August 6, 2014
One night after getting an earful from their manager, the Reds got their act together, putting pitching, defense and hitting together in a 9-2 win over the Indians. Monday night, Bryan Price was not pleased with the focus and effort. Tuesday night was a different story. Johnny Cueto tossed his fourth complete game of the season and watched his offense provide him with the most runs the Reds had scored in 25 games.
T1: Ryan Ludwick 2B scores Todd Frazier after error on throw, 1-0 Reds
B1: Michael Brantley RBI 1B scores Nike Aviles, 1-1
T2: Ramon Santiago 3-run HR, 4-1 Reds
T4: Jay Bruce 2-out RBI 1B, 5-1 Reds
T5: Heisey scores on FC with Pena on 1st, 6-1 Reds
B7: Yan Gomes RBI 2B, 6-2 Reds
T9: Jay Bruce 11th HR, 7-2 Reds
T9: Negron 2-run double, 9-2 Reds
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 5: Zack Cozart #2 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with Ramon Santiago #7 after Santiago hit a three-run home run during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 5, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
*Reds move back above .500 (57-56). Winners of 4 of 6 on road trip.
*Reds end 10 game losing streak at Progressive Field.
*9 runs most Reds have scored since July 7 vs Cubs (9-3)...span of 25 games.
*Every Reds batter had at least one hit.
*2 hits: Ludwick, Negron, Pena, Cozart.
*15 hits twice in last 3 games?
*Hitters 6 through 9: 7 for 18, 4 R, 5 RBI, HR, 2B, BB.
*Bruce 3 straight multi hit games....HR, 2 hits through shift.
*Bruce's 1st HR since July 8, 84 plate appearances.
*I kind of like that Kristopher Negron guy. 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 nice D plays.
*Billy 3 K...... 17 BB/91 K on season.
*Brayan Pena extends hit streak to 10 games...13 for 36 (2 for 4).
*Reds DH entered night 2 for 19 on season, Ludwick 2 for 5.
*Games ended on replay review at 1B.
*For the 4th in last 18 games Reds scored more than 3 runs....but for 2nd time in 3 games they scored 7 runs.
Johnny Cueto: 4th CG, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K, 117 pitches. Now 13-6 2.04.
*4 pitch 6th inning, 6 pitch 8th inning.
*Shot at 20 wins? Figures to get 9 more starts.
*For a guy that entered night with NL high 162.2 innings, Bryan Price sure does let Cueto pitch a lot of late innings with big leads.
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 5: Starter Johnny Cueto #47 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 5, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)