Reds pounce on wild Glasnow in 7-1 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) The showdown between a pair of promising 23-year-olds with electric, if erratic, stuff never materialized. Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow couldn't find the strike zone on Monday night. Neither, really, could Cincinnati's Brandon Finnegan.

Instead, Michael Lorenzen - not too far removed from being a prospect himself - came in settled things down for the surprising Reds. The starter turned semi-reluctant reliever took over for a shaky Finnegan in the third inning and escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam unscathed to help propel Cincinnati to a 7-1 victory.

Lorenzen (1-0), retired all nine batters he faced as the Reds improved to 5-2.

''Stay ready so you don't have to get ready,'' Lorenzen said. ''Mentally I'm always ready. I love stuff like that. I went out there and had fun and picked up Finny.''

Cincinnati's bullpen - a serious issue last season on a team that lost 94 games - didn't allow a baserunner while ending Pittsburgh's three-game winning streak. Cody Reed followed Lorenzen with two perfect innings and Wandy Peralta struck out two in the ninth.

''They were just good,'' Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said. ''(Catcher) Tucker (Barnhart) was putting down good fingers and they were executing the plan. It started with Lorenzen. He just started hitting spots. Everything was in play.''

Lorenzen started 21 games as a rookie in 2015 before going to the bullpen last season. He remains there for now, but he hopes not forever.

''I will be back in the rotation one day,'' Lorenzen said. ''When that time comes, I will capitalize on that opportunity and I will take advantage of it and I'll run with it and never look back.''

Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett hit solo home runs for the Reds. Billy Hamilton had two of Cincinnati's eight hits and added a pair of stolen bases as the Reds took advantage of a sloppy 2017 debut by Glasnow.

Still, Lorenzen found himself entering with the bases packed in the third while trying to protect a four-run lead. A fly ball, a fielder's choice and a strikeout later he was darting to the dugout, later joking he wanted to finish the rest of the game.

''I knew it was going to happen,'' Lorenzen said. ''I knew I was going to go out there and get out of it.''

WILD NIGHT

The 6-foot-8 Glasnow earned a call up last summer after dominating at Triple-A but struggled in seven appearances, losing his only two decisions and walking 13 in 23 1/3 innings. He spent the offseason trying to refine his stuff and become more adept at holding runners on base. He didn't take a step forward in either department in his fifth career start in the majors, failing to make it out of the second inning as he battled control issues.

Glasnow walked five - including four straight in the first - and left after throwing just 35 of his 64 pitches for strikes.

''I don't know,'' Glasnow said. ''Just didn't feel it today. Felt good early on, got a little long toward the end and things started to fall apart a little bit. Just got to forget about this one and go to the next one.''

Hamilton led off the first with a single then stole second and moved to third on a pop fly. Four consecutive walks followed, all of them on 3-2 counts. By the time Barnhart grounded out to first, the Reds were up 3-0. Things got no better for Glasnow in the second. Hamilton and Jose Peraza singled with one out, moved up a base on a double steal and scored on a two-run single by Adam Duvall .

Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle made a rare non-pitching change visit to the mound to try to settle Glasnow down but it didn't work. He left to a smattering of boos after his fifth and final walk.

''He tried to counterpunch, but it was just a hard night,'' Hurdle said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: SS Zach Cozart was scratched an hour before first pitch due to a sore wrist. Jose Peraza filled in.

Pirates: Gave 2B Josh Harrison the day off after he was hit in the left calf by a pitch late in Sunday's 10-inning victory over Atlanta.

UP NEXT

Reds: Rookie Davis makes the second start of his career. The 23-year-old lasted just three innings in his major league debut last week against Philadelphia.

Pirates: Jameson Taillon makes his second start of the season. The 25-year-old pitched seven shutout innings last week against Boston.

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  • W: M. Lorenzen (1-0)L: T. Glasnow (0-1)
  • HR: CIN - S. Gennett (2), E. Suarez (2)
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J. Bell 1B40100013.235.350.353.7030.5
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    BATTING
    • HR - E. Suarez (2), S. Gennett (2)
    • SH - B. Finnegan
    • RBI - A. Duvall 2 (6), E. Suarez 2 (4), S. Schebler (5), S. Gennett 2 (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Duvall 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • RBI - F. Cervelli (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Hamilton 2 (4), J. Peraza (2), A. Duvall, E. Suarez
    FIELDING
    • E - F. Cervelli, A. Frazier
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Finnegan2.04115401.004.50-2.0
    M. Lorenzen (W, 1-0)3.00000300.000.0017.5
    C. Reed3.00000400.000.0011.0
    W. Peralta1.00000200.000.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Finnegan2.0
    M. Lorenzen (W, 1-0)3.0
    C. Reed3.0
    W. Peralta1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Glasnow (L, 0-1)1.245551027.005.40-15.5
    W. LeBlanc5.11110016.350.1913.0
    A. Bastardo2.031112113.502.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Glasnow (L, 0-1)1.2
    W. LeBlanc5.1
    A. Bastardo2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Finnegan 69-35, M. Lorenzen 32-25, C. Reed 35-21, W. Peralta 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Finnegan 1-1, M. Lorenzen 4-2, C. Reed 4-1, W. Peralta 1-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Finnegan 15, M. Lorenzen 9, C. Reed 9, W. Peralta 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 64-35, W. LeBlanc 64-39, A. Bastardo 39-22
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 2-2, W. LeBlanc 9-8, A. Bastardo 1-3
    • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 14, W. LeBlanc 18, A. Bastardo 10
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    J. Peraza SS51200001.259.286.259.5455.0
    J. Votto 1B41000114.192.250.500.7501.5
    A. Duvall LF41120102.333.379.6301.0097.0
    E. Suarez 3B21121300.350.500.7501.25012.0
    S. Schebler RF30010102.211.375.579.9542.0
    a- P. Kivlehan PH-RF10000013.125.125.125.250-0.5
    S. Gennett 2B41121002.133.188.533.7217.0
    T. Barnhart C40000003.250.333.313.6460.0
    B. Finnegan P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    M. Lorenzen P10000000.500.5002.0002.5000.0
    C. Reed P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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    • a-struck out for Schebler in the 9th
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    S. Marte CF40100023.360.393.480.8730.0
    A. McCutchen RF41100002.167.231.167.3972.0
    A. Bastardo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    D. Freese 3B30000122.286.444.500.9440.0
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    J. Bell 1B40100013.235.350.353.7030.5
    A. Frazier 2B30000100.300.417.350.7671.0
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    W. LeBlanc P30000026.000.000.000.000-1.0
    J. Jaso RF10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    Total34141061324-----
      BATTING
      • HR - E. Suarez (2), S. Gennett (2)
      • SH - B. Finnegan
      • RBI - A. Duvall 2 (6), E. Suarez 2 (4), S. Schebler (5), S. Gennett 2 (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Duvall 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • RBI - F. Cervelli (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Hamilton 2 (4), J. Peraza (2), A. Duvall, E. Suarez
      FIELDING
      • E - F. Cervelli, A. Frazier
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Finnegan2.04115401.004.50-2.0
      M. Lorenzen (W, 1-0)3.00000300.000.0017.5
      C. Reed3.00000400.000.0011.0
      W. Peralta1.00000200.000.004.0
      Total9.04115130---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Finnegan2.0
      M. Lorenzen (W, 1-0)3.0
      C. Reed3.0
      W. Peralta1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Glasnow (L, 0-1)1.245551027.005.40-15.5
      W. LeBlanc5.11110016.350.1913.0
      A. Bastardo2.031112113.502.002.0
      Total9.0877632---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Glasnow (L, 0-1)1.2
      W. LeBlanc5.1
      A. Bastardo2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Finnegan 69-35, M. Lorenzen 32-25, C. Reed 35-21, W. Peralta 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Finnegan 1-1, M. Lorenzen 4-2, C. Reed 4-1, W. Peralta 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Finnegan 15, M. Lorenzen 9, C. Reed 9, W. Peralta 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 64-35, W. LeBlanc 64-39, A. Bastardo 39-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 2-2, W. LeBlanc 9-8, A. Bastardo 1-3
      • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 14, W. LeBlanc 18, A. Bastardo 10
      • 8TH INNING
        Gennett homered to right71
      • 5TH INNING
        Suarez homered to left61
      • 3RD INNING
        Cervelli walked, McCutchen scored, Polanco to third, Freese to second51
      • 2ND INNING
        Duvall singled to left center, Hamilton and Peraza scored50
      • 1ST INNING
        Gennett reached on fielder's choice to second, Duvall scored, Suarez to third, Schebler out at second30
        Schebler walked, Votto scored, Duvall to third, Suarez to second20
        Suarez walked, Hamilton scored, Votto to third, Duvall to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • A. Bastardo Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Ball, Hamilton singled to left
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza singled to left, Hamilton to second
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Votto grounded out to first, Hamilton to third, Peraza to second
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Duvall lined out to shortstop
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suarez walked
        • Patrick Kivlehan hit for Scott Schebler
        • P. Kivlehan: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kivlehan struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Wandy Peralta relieved Cody Reed
        • J. Bell: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to second
        • J. Jaso: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jaso struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • John Jaso in right
        • Antonio Bastardo pitching
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike looking, Schebler popped out to third
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gennett homered to right
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart lined out to left
        • C. Reed: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reed struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Reed Pitching:
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Freese struck out on foul tip
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Votto flied out to left
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duvall flied out to center
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Reed Pitching:
        • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Mercer grounded out to third
        • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • M. Lorenzen: Ball, Strike looking, Lorenzen grounded out to third
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hamilton flied out to left
        • J. Peraza: Peraza flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cody Reed relieved Michael Lorenzen
        • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bell grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Frazier lined out to center
        • W. LeBlanc: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeBlanc grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suarez homered to left
        • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Ball, Schebler grounded out to first
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gennett grounded out to second
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart lined out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Polanco grounded out to first
        • D. Freese: Freese grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Cervelli grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Peraza grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto grounded out to second
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duvall grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
        • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, McCutchen flied out to deep center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gennett safe at first on 2nd baseman Frazier fielding error
        • T. Barnhart: Foul, Barnhart flied out to center
        • B. Finnegan: Ball, Finnegan sacrificed to pitcher, Gennett to second
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Hamilton grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • B. Finnegan Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McCutchen singled to left
        • G. Polanco: Polanco singled to right, McCutchen to second
        • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freese walked, McCutchen to third, Polanco to second
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cervelli walked, McCutchen scored, Polanco to third, Freese to second
        • Michael Lorenzen relieved Brandon Finnegan
        • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Bell flied out to center
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Polanco out at home, Freese to third, Cervelli to second
        • W. LeBlanc: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, LeBlanc struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Glasnow Pitching:
        • B. Finnegan: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Finnegan lined out to shortstop
        • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Ball, Hamilton singled to center
        • J. Peraza: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Peraza singled to center, Hamilton to second
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to second, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton stole third Peraza to second
        • A. Duvall: Duvall singled to left center, Hamilton and Peraza scored
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Duvall to third on catcher Cervelli fielding error, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez walked
        • Wade LeBlanc relieved Tyler Glasnow
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suarez stole second, Schebler popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • B. Finnegan Pitching:
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cervelli walked
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bell singled to left, Cervelli to second
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked, Cervelli to third, Bell to second
        • W. LeBlanc: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, LeBlanc struck out swinging
        • J. Mercer: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
        • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Glasnow Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hamilton singled to center
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Hamilton stole second, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peraza popped out to second, Hamilton to third
        • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto walked
        • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Duvall walked, Votto to second
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Suarez walked, Hamilton scored, Votto to third, Duvall to second
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Schebler walked, Votto scored, Duvall to third, Suarez to second
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gennett reached on fielder's choice to second, Duvall scored, Suarez to third, Schebler out at second
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Finnegan Pitching:
        • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mercer walked
        • S. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Marte singled to center, Mercer to second
        • A. McCutchen: Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen flied out to center
        • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)