The Cincinnati Reds have been at the bottom of the N.L. Central division for almost the entire season…and yet, they continue to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates. That trend continued tonight, as the Reds beat the Bucs 9-5 in the first of a three game series at Great American Ballpark.
Ivan Nova struggled tonight, giving up seven runs (five earned) on eight hits in five innings. His mound opponent, Robert Stephenson, gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out eleven in 5.2 innings of work.
After the Reds took an early 2-0 lead, Stephenson struck out six straight Pirates to begin the game before issuing a leadoff walk to Francisco Cervelli to begin the third inning. Later in the inning, Adam Frazier came to the plate with two outs and runners on first and second, delivering a RBI s...Read More