Chase Silseth cruised through the first two innings today. The Reds did manage to get a couple of hits in the third inning but only one run scored. That’s good since the Angels weren’t scoring through two. Hunter Renfroe walked and Gio Urshela singled their next time up to create a threat. Logan O’Hoppe walked to load the bases with only one out. Kevin Padlo struck out and Jordyn Adams hit a fly ball out to end the inning.
In the fourth inning the wheels came off a little bit. Well, I guess it was more than just a little bit. Wil Myers homered to make it 2-0 Reds. Jake Fraley doubled. Kevin Newman singled to score Fraley. 3-0 Reds. TJ Friedl walked and Spencer Steer doubled. 5-0 Reds. Chad Pinder doubled to score Steer. 6-0 Reds. Jonathan India singled to score Pinder. 7-0 Reds. Cam Vieaux replaced Silseth on the mound with Myers at the plate again. He just hit a single this time to score Jonathan India. 8-0 Reds. Tyler Stephenson singled to drive in Wil Myers. 9-0 Reds. Fraley struck out mercifully. I think it’s safe to say this was a very embarrassing inning!
The Angels had a pretty disappointing top of the fifth inning. There was a single and a double but there was a double play and a strikeout. In the bottom of the fifth, Kevin Newman singled, Spencer Steer walked, and Jonathan India singled to make it 10-0 Reds.
Exxon Valdez came in and had a pretty decent seventh inning but the hit parade resumed in the eighth inning. Matt Reynolds and Will Benson both singled. Luckily there was no more scoring.
I don’t have any highlights to show you. At least David Fletcher had a multi-hit game.
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