Padres over Reds 6-4

Game Played on 5/24/2018 5:30 PM at Cool 1
Results were reported on 5/26/2018 5:20 PM
GameID: 16663

Pitching for Padres Pitching for Reds
NameAgePitch Count
James Flanagan973
Dennis Moody750
NameAgePitch Count
Nathan Duerden968
Jackson Lee843
Conor Hallinan732

A great national league showdown last night on Coolidge 1 between the Reds and the Padres.

Nate Duerden started the game on the mound for the Reds and was dealing early.  He struck out the side in the first inning on his way to recording a total of ten Strikeouts over Four Innings!Meanwhile the Reds got on the board early in their half of the first, scoring a run in the first inning of a combination of walks and hits by Jackson Porter, CJ Hallinan, and Sean Renaghan.  

Nate kept the Padres in check again in the second, striking out another two batters, and working around a sharp hit single by Jack Costa and a very tough at bat from Angelo McNamara.  “Cowboy’ James Flanagan, the Padres perennial workhorse, settled into the saddle during his turn to pitch in the bottom of the second and promtly struck out the side, part of his six strikeout, gutsy performance that kept his team in the game.  

The Third and Fourth Innings would be more of the same for Nate, who was at times just absolutely unhittable with a strong combination of control and speed.  An absolutely amazing pitching performance and one of the best in the Minors all year! Not to be outdone Nate would also smash a two RBI double in the bottom of the Third to put his team up on the Padres 3-0.  Then he’d come back on the mound to strike out the heart of the Padres order making it 3-0 Reds after Four Innings.

In the bottom of the Fourth, the Red would score one more run off “Cowboy” James before the Padres would bring in their own young fireballer, Dennis Moody, and he was lights out for the rest of the game, holding the Reds scoreless over two plus innings.  

The Top of the Fifth saw the Padres start their come back through some patient at bats and a timely infield single by Zavonte Walker.  Dennis Moody would then hold the Nationals scoreless in their half of the Fifth and the game went into the Sixth Inning at a score of 4-3.  

“Cowboy” James Flanagan would lead off the Top of the Sixth for the Padres with a ringing triple to the left centerfield gap.  Up next, Padres cleanup hitter, Jack Costa, would almost get one over the head and past Red’s first baseman, Nate Duerden, but Nate, continuing to shine all over the field, would snare the ball in the air for a fantastic over the shoulder catch!  Fortunately for the Padres, Dennis Moody was up next and he would rope a line drive up the middle to score James Flanagan and tie the game!  After a series of walks, Angelo McNamara, would hit a single up the middle and on a close play at the plate Dennis Moody would score a run and the Padres would go up 5-4

The Reds fought back in the bottom of the sixth, never giving up, and almost got a rally of their own started, but some great defense from the Padres James Flanagan and Louis Rossetti would thwart that rally as they combined on a nice fundamental put out at second base for the second out.  Dennis Moody would then strike out the last Red’s batter and seal the come from behind victory for the Padres!

An excellent, well played game by both teams that saw a dominant pitching performance from Nate Duerden and great team hitting and defense from the Padres.