Padres over Reds 6-5

Game Played on 5/2/2018 5:30 PM at Cool 3
Results were reported on 5/3/2018 1:57 PM
GameID: 14518

Pitching for Padres Pitching for Reds
NameAgePitch Count
John Costa855
Dennis Moody750
NameAgePitch Count
Jackson Lee850
Joseph Valutkevich853
Antonio Quinones914

An exciting drama filled game between the Red and Padres that came down to the final at-bat kicked off the year for both teams.  

What started as a tight pitchers duel through two innings featured strong performances by Jackson Lee and Jack Costa.  Each struck out over five batters through two plus innings of work.

In the third inning the Reds scored five runs on a combo of walks and hits by Matthew Matstrogiavanni, Joey Valutkevich and Jackson Porter to take a 5-1 lead.  

Dennis Moody then came in to pitch for the Padres with the bases loaded and over the next two and half innings struck out six and didn’t give up any more runs.

In the bottom of the third inning consecutive hits by Connor Bouffard, Zavonte Walker, and Jack Costa gave the Padres two runs and brought back to within two at 5-3.  

Going into the bottom of the Fifth the Reds had a two run lead.  After a strikeout to the first batter, Noah Couture, got the Padres rally started with a base hit.  Connor Bouffard then came up and hit a double for his second hit of the game and in the ensuing excitement made it all the way to home to tie the game at Five to Five!  After Zavonte Walker got his second hit, Jack Costa came up and with two strikes to hit a solid double that brought home Zavonte with the game winning run!

A great game played by two great teams and a great way to start the year!