Reds waste Lisalverto Bonilla's complete game six-hitter in 3-1 loss to Giants

Hitters 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position
Posted at 11:07 PM, May 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Both starting pitchers did their jobs - resting their bullpens after a 17-inning marathon the night before.

But Reds starter Lisalverto Bonilla didn't get enough support and lost a 3-1 duel with San Francisco's Matt Moore Saturday.

Bonilla (0-1) pitched a six-hitter for his first career complete game but gave up two home runs to Brandon Belt and Justin Ruggiano. Scott Schebler homered off Moore (2-4) for the Reds' only run.

The Reds were 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position. They were 0-for-10 Friday night.

"The last couple of games we haven't been able to deliver those big hits," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "We had a lot of opportunities to end last night's game before the 17th. They pitched us tough just like we pitched them tough. Neither team could come up with the big hits to get that separation."

The teams had a quick turnaround after Friday night's near double-header, with the Giants winning 3-2 on Buster Posey's game-ending homer.

Moore provided a lift with 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball. He allowed eight hits, struck out seven and walked three.

"It was really needed for us for him to get us deep in the game," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He really gave us a little more than I thought, to be honest."

The last-place Giants (14-24) won consecutive games for just the second time this season. They have won three of four overall.

"You've got to start somewhere," Bochy said. "We're trying to look at the positive signs here. It's good to get a couple in a row against a team that was really tough at their ballpark."

The Giants jumped in front on Belt's long drive in the first inning. Belt's second homer of the series and No. 6 on the year sailed into the San Francisco Bay for his sixth career "splash hit."

Ruggiano connected in the second for his first homer with the Giants. Schebler went deep in the sixth,

Derek Law pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his third save in four tries.


Instincts may have saved Moore when Joey Votto hit a line drive up the middle in the seventh inning. Either that or luck. The left-hander caught the ball for the second out.

"It was like, I threw the ball and now my hand is hurting. That was it," Moore said. "It was a big out. With two strikes and him hitting the ball that hard I kind of got lucky there."


Reds: OF Billy Hamilton was out of the lineup with calf tightness. Price said he had already planned to rest the speedster. ... Injured RHPs Homer Bailey (elbow), Nefi Ogando (right thumb) and Anthony DeSclafani (strained elbow) are all progressing, Price said. Bailey, who underwent surgery earlier this year, reported no pain after a 48-pitch bullpen Friday at the team's extended spring training facility in Arizona. Ogando will pitch next in the minors on a rehab assignment. DeSclafani will join the team Friday so coaches can monitor his progress.

Giants: OF Hunter Pence (hamstring tightness) was out of the starting lineup for a second straight day. Pence appeared in Friday night's 17-inning game as a pinch hitter.


Umpire Ryan Blakney replaced Tony Randazzo, who left Friday's game in the 13th inning after being hit in the mask earlier in the game.


Reds right-hander Tim Adleman (2-1, 4.44 ERA) will make his first career appearance against the Giants on Sunday. He is 2-0 with a 4.09 ERA in his last two starts. Right-hander Jeff Samardzija (0-5, 5.44 ERA) pitches for the Giants. He is 2-5 with a 4.00 ERA in 25 career appearances against Cincinnati.