Tyler Mahle should have had a CGSO for the Reds, but something happened on the way to the finish.
Cincinnati 5, Arizona 3 (12)
Tyler Mahle was on top of his game on Tuesday night, holding the Diamondbacks scoreless through nine innings. Zach Davies was also sharp, tossing seven shutout innings of his own. It took extra innings and the Manfred Mann to finally put a score on the board for wither team. In all eight runs were scored in the game, all in extras, with only two of those runs were earned. This is not how it is supposed to be.
Poor Offenses and the Manfred Man Spoil a Pair of Pitching Gems
The Diamondbacks and Reds were engaged in an old-fashioned pitching duel through nine innings. Tyler Mahle pitched all nine innings of shutout ball for Cincinnati, while Zach Davies provided seven such innings of his own for Arizona. The level of offensive futility resulted nine innings being completed in roughly two and a half hours of play. Alas, it also meant heading into extras and employing the Manfred Man. Another hour later, eight runs (only two earned) scored, leading to a 12-inning victory by the visiting Reds.
Tyler Mahle becomes the only #MLB pitcher in the modern era to throw at least nine shutout innings with 12 or more strikeouts and no walks on the road and not get the victory, per @StatsBySTATS, but the #Reds still win 5-3 in 12 innings. They are 19-17 since their ugly 3-22 start
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 15, 2022
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