Analysis

Game 14 Recap: Hernandez’ Slam Dooms Bucs

Game 14 Recap: Hernandez’ Slam Dooms Bucs

McDonald didn't make it out of the fifth inning

Ramon Hernandez highlighted a seven run fifth inning with a grand slam as Cincinnati returned the beating by winning 11-2. The pitch Hernandez drove over the fence was the last toss from Pirates starter James McDonald.

The Reds drew first blood as Jonny Gomes hit a solo homer off McDonald in the second. Joey Votto's two out RBI single in the third plated Drew Stubbs, who had doubled, and made it 2-0.

Pittsburgh tied it up in the third when Mike Leake got wild. He walked Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez to start the inning. Ryan Doumit singled to load the bases. Garrett Jones walked, forcing in a run. Ronny Cedeno lofted a sac fly that tied the score. But Leake fanned McDonald to end the inning.

The fateful fifth started poorly. Alva...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.

More in Analysis

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

A Look at Adam Frazier’s Defense as a Utility Player

Alan SaundersSeptember 25, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Notes: Tyler Glasnow Will Join the Rotation For at Least One Start

Alan SaundersSeptember 24, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Get Help From Late September Additions in Extra Innings Win

Alan SaundersSeptember 24, 2016
(Photo credit: David Hague)

Pirates Notes: Coke Joins the Team, Melancon Returns to PNC Park

Alan SaundersSeptember 23, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Add Phil Coke to Roster; A.J. Schugel Placed on Disabled List

John DrekerSeptember 23, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Welcome Back, Andrew McCutchen

Tim WilliamsSeptember 23, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects