The Cincinnati Reds should be relatively familiar with the Miami Marlins. Before the four game series against the Cleveland Indians, the Reds traveled to Miami where they too three of four from the Marlins.
Unfortunately, it seemed like the Reds had no idea what to expect from the Marlins and starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi as he threw eight scoreless innings allowing just five hits on the night. In his last outing against the Reds, last Friday, he gave up one run on two hits over seven strong innings.
His counterpart, Reds starter Mike Leake, pitched seven innings giving up just two earned runs while scattering five hits. His only major fault was allowing a seventh-inning solo home run off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, giving the Marlins a 2-0 lead.
"It was a bad slider," Leake said. "This is going to sound bad, but I'll take a solo homer. I was more angry about the pitch. He's strong. If he gets any wood on the ball, he's going to hit it hard."
"You have to acknowledge the job Mike did," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "He gave us seven strong innings, and going back to back against the same team … that's hard to do. Eovaldi was just as good."
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