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Reds dismal in loss to Padres

Members of the 1976 World Champion Cincinnati Reds lined up along the first base line before Friday’s game as they were honored with a 40th reunion. Player are watching a tribute to the team that was played on the scoreboard. (Photo Courtesy of The Cincinnati Reds.com/Kirk Irwin – Getty Images)

Members of the 1976 World Champion Cincinnati Reds lined up along the first base line before Friday’s game as they were honored with a 40th reunion. Player are watching a tribute to the team that was played on the scoreboard. (Photo Courtesy of The Cincinnati Reds.com/Kirk Irwin – Getty Images)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds played the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park on Friday night.

Next door at US Bank Arena was a Justin Bieber concert.

It was hard to decide which event was more nauseating.

With the Reds losing 13-4 to the Padres in a battle between division cellar dwellers, they may have gotten the Pepto Bismol Award.

The disappointing performance by the Reds spoiled what started as a gala evening.

A sellout crowd of 40,713 was on hand as the Reds hosted the 40th reunion of the 1976 World Championship team prior to the game with 20 members of the team returning including Pete Rose who was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame during weekend ceremonies.

San Diego fell just shy of becoming the seventh team in major league history to score at least one run in every inning. The Padres failed score in the ninth inning.

As a whole, five Reds pitchers gave up 15 hits and all 13 runs were earned against a Padres’ team that is the top-scoring offense for June in the National League with an average of 5.86 runs per game.

“I was wondering how rare that was,” said Padres’ manager Andy Green. “It’s been impressive. We’ve started to see production throughout the whole lineup.”

Rookie lefthander Cody Reed (0-1) took the loss as he went five innings. He struck out six and walked two but gave up nine hits and five runs — all earned.

“I threw a lot of pitches. It was just an off night,” said Reed who threw 104 pitches.

“He was a little random with his command,” said Reds’ manager Bryan Price who was ejected in the third inning for arguing some questionable strike calls on catcher Tucker Barnhart by home plate umpire Toby Basner.

Wil Myers hit a one-out solo home run to put the Padres up 1-0 in the first inning. Derek Norris walked, took third on a single by Alexei Ramirez and was balked home in the second inning.

“Maybe it was nerves. I started to go with my windup with a guy on first. I’ve got to be better than that,” said Reed.

The lead went to 3-0 in the third on an infield hit by Matt Kemp, base hits by Yangervis Solarte and Melvin Upton and a fielder’s choice by Norris when Brandon Phillips’ relay throwing at what appeared to be a double-play ball was late to first base.

The Reds gave some brief hope to the fans in the bottom of the third as they rallied to take a 4-3 lead.

Billy Hamilton tripled to start the inning and Reed drew a one-out walk. Zack Cozart reached when Ramirez failed to field his hard ground ball for an error allowing Hamilton to score.

Joey Votto walked and Phillips was safe when his bouncer to third base was booted by Solarte to score Reed. Jay Bruce followed with a two-run single to put the Reds in front.

The lead didn’t last long as former Red Adam Rosales walked, stole second and came home on a hit by Myers.

San Diego took the lead for got in the fifth when Rosales hit a home run leading off the inning.

Cincinnati threatened in the sixth when Hamilton singled, Barnhart walked and Votto hit a deep fly ball down the left field line that was caught just in front of the fence for the third out.

Solarte doubled and Upton homered to make it 8-4 in the seventh and then the Padres blew the game open with five runs in the eighth as Myers had a three-run double and Upton followed with a two-run homer.

Collin Rea (4-3) got the win despite only going five innings. He gave up all four runs but only one was earned. He allowed only three hits and struck out seven but walked four.

Three of the Padres’ four home runs were allowed by the Reds’ that has allowed 57 home runs — the most in the major leagues this season.

NOTES: Both teams wore throwback uniforms from 1976. Hamilton wore red socks but Votto was the only Reds player in full dress with red-and-white stirrup socks … Votto missed the Reds’ two games in Texas with a stomach illness and only managed to pinch-hit in Thursday’s game … Price’s ejection was the seventh of his three-year career… Rose will have his No. 14 jersey retired prior to Sunday’s game and attend the formal induction ceremonies that evening at the annual Hall of Fame dinner.

FRIDAY’S GAME

Padres 13, Reds 4

San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Jankowski cf 4 1 0 0 1 3 .247

Myers 1b 5 2 3 5 0 1 .289

Kemp rf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .266

Thornton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Solarte 3b 5 2 3 0 0 0 .269

Upton lf 5 2 3 4 0 1 .263

Norris c 4 1 0 1 1 2 .211

A.Ramirez ss 5 0 2 1 0 1 .249

Rosales 2b 3 3 1 1 2 1 .198

Rea p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .148

a-Schimpf ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .130

Quackenbush p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Hand p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

c-Wallace ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .214

Villanueva p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

d-Amarista ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273

Totals 41 13 15 12 4 12

 

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Cozart ss 5 1 0 1 0 1 .276

Votto 1b 3 1 0 0 2 2 .243

Phillips 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .257

Peraza 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231

Bruce rf 4 0 1 2 0 1 .280

Duvall lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .258

Hoover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

J.Ramirez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Suarez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .226

Hamilton cf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .261

Barnhart c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .240

Reed p 0 1 0 0 1 0 —

Iglesias p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

b-De Jesus ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209

Lorenzen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Holt lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237

Totals 31 4 4 3 6 8

 

San Diego 111 111 250 = 13 15 2

Cincinnati 004 000 000 = 4 4 0

 

a-flied out for Rea in the 6th. b-out on fielder’s choice for Iglesias in the 6th. c-singled for Hand in the 8th. d-grounded out for Villanueva in the 9th.

E—Solarte (7), A.Ramirez (9). LOB—San Diego 5, Cincinnati 7. 2B—Myers (17), Solarte (8), Barnhart (9). 3B—Hamilton (2). HR—Myers (17), off Reed; Rosales (5), off Iglesias; Upton (10), off Lorenzen; Upton (11), off Hoover. RBIs—Myers 5 (50), Upton 4 (36), Norris (26), A.Ramirez (27), Rosales (14), Cozart (31), Bruce 2 (57). SB—Norris (2), Rosales (1), Hamilton (17). S—Reed.

Runners left in scoring position—San Diego 3 (Jankowski, A.Ramirez 2); Cincinnati 4 (Votto, Phillips, Hamilton 2). RISP—San Diego 7 for 15; Cincinnati 1 for 11.

Runners moved up—Upton. GIDP—Barnhart.

DP—San Diego 1 (Rosales, A.Ramirez, Myers).

 

San Diego IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Rea W, 4-3 5 3 4 1 4 7 98 4.81

Quackenbush H, 7 2-3 1 0 0 1 0 13 3.77

Hand H, 5 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 10 3.57

Villanueva 1 0 0 0 1 0 15 3.20

Thornton 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 4.32

 

Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Reed L, 0-1 5 9 5 5 2 6 104 6.75

Iglesias 1 1 1 1 0 2 16 3.45

Lorenzen 1 2 2 2 0 2 19 18.00

Hoover 1 3 5 5 2 2 34 11.72

J.Ramirez 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 6.40

 

Inherited runners-scored—Hand 2-0.

Umpires—Home, Toby Basner; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Dan Bellino.

T—3:12. A—40,713 (42,319).