Sunday’s items of note
Quick postgame following a Reds 1-0 loss in 10 innings to the Braves. I have a plane to catch….
*Johnny Cueto has allowed one earned run over his last 30 innings. Cueto pitched eight scoreless today with three hits, three walks and 11 strikeouts. He has a 1.15 ERA but only a 2-2 record.
*Freddie Freeman described the final at-bat of the game when he hit a walk-off RBI single to the right-center field wall. It was a 1-0 pitch.
“I saw heater, heater,” Freeman said. “I saw him pretty good yesterday. He threw a first-pitch slider that I saw, and then he threw a heater heater yesterday, so I felt pretty good going into that at-bat.”
*The Reds are 3-9 in one-run games this season.
*Reds manager Bryan Price’s first career ejection came 25 games into his tenure. Price was ejected on Sunday for arguing the outcome of his failed replay challenge in the first inning. Managers are not allowed to dispute the final result of challenges. Read the full story by clicking here. Note — the ejection quotes are coming soon.
*The ejections of Price and Bailey were the first for the Reds since Brandon Phillips was ejected on Sept. 1, 2012 at Houston for arguing balls and strikes. Price’s ejection was the first by a Reds manager since Dusty Baker was ejected on Aug. 28, 2011, vs. Washington to argue Drew Stubbs being caught stealing.
*According to Elias Sports Bureau, since 1900, the most innings pitched for a Reds pitcher before May 1 is 54 by Pete Schneider in 1917. Bronson Arroyo had 41 last season. Cueto has 47 innings pitched.
*Ryan Ludwick was 2-for-4 in the game and batting .333 (15-for-45) on the road compared to .208 (5-for-24) at GABP.