San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds Game 3: Live Score, NLDS Analysis
The Cincinnati Reds are hosting the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of their National League Division Series. The Reds lead the series 2-0.
Keep it locked right here for updates throughout the game as the Reds look to finish off the sweep.
The Giants forced a Game 4 with their 2-1 win tonight in Cincinnati. Great, great pitching duel tonight. The Giants bullpen was absolutely huge and the mistakes by the Reds cost them both runs and the sweep tonight.
Three runs and seven hits in the whole game. It will be interesting to see how both offenses respond to a night where the bats seemed to totally disappear.
Thanks for following along on the live blog tonight and for your comments!
Game 4 is tomorrow night in Cincinnati, with Barry Zito likely taking on Mat Latos.
Cozart is the Reds last hope tonight. It'll be interesting to see how the Reds handle tomorrow's start. Cueto could take the ball or Latos on three-days rest after tossing four innings on Saturday.
Reds down to their last out. Zack Cozart to the dish.
Romo and his awesome facial hair remain in the game for the 10th.
Paul pinch hits with Phillips and Cozart behind him.
The Giants manufactured both of their runs tonight with walks and hit batters in the third and the passed ball and error in the 10th.
2-1 in the bottom of the 10th.
How's that veteran presence working for you Cincinnati?
Booted by Rolens. Giants lead 2-1 as Posey scores on the veteran's mishandled grounder.
Wow...Absolutely huge, back-to-back strikeouts. Two outs, top of the 10th.
Big K by Broxton.
Not sure why Bochy isn't pinch running with a pitcher here for Pence. Move Belt to LF, Nady to RF, Posey to 1B, Sanchez to catcher.
Two on, no outs...Pence is a sitting duck on any ground ball.
6th hit of the game!
Number two for the Giants. The dangerous Posey leads off with a single to right. Great hitter.
Posey, Pence and Belt for Giants.
Top of the 10th...1-1.
Giants only have Hector Sanchez and pitchers remaining on the bench...Bochy needs to be careful.
Hello cameraman...Could you manage to NOT make a flyball look like a home run.
Jonathon Broxton warming up for Cincinnati. Bottom of the ninth, 1-1.
For those who say that baseball is boring...sure, it's 1-1 and there have been a TOTAL of FIVE hits in this whole game, but you are you counting the dramatics?
Phillips thrown out at third in the first.
Vogelsong battling through location issues to just...maintain.
Homer Bailey with 10 strikeouts and a performance that no one expected when pitching at Great American Ballpark.
The crowd, the calls, the towels, the decisions by the managers. Baseball is a narrative poem unfolding before your eyes.
Middle of the ninth...1-1.
Rolen, Hanigan and Stubbs due up for Cincinnati...
1-1, Top of the ninth.
Aroldis Chapman is always fun to watch. A drinking game for each triple-digit pitch, perhaps? 100 mph heat on the strikeout of Pagan.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN on Twitter:
Javier Lopez has faced 445 batters since becoming a Giants...he has allowed ONE home run.
The struggle that Ryan Vogelsong seemed to have on the mound now looks like a distant memory, as the bullpen has plowed through the Reds lineup since taking over.
Gas at 95 mph by Casilla for the strikeout of Ludwick. HUGE strikeout there. Javier Lopez coming in to face Jay Bruce.
Putting Billy Hamilton on the the playoff roster for THIS situation, would have made sense for the Reds. 155 stolen bases.
Votto works a nice walk and that fifth pitch was called a ball by Helen Keller.
Since June 24...Votto has been homerless...
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