Notes from Reds’ 5-2 loss to Pirates on Sunday

The Reds fell to the Pirates 5-2 in rookie starter Tyler Mahle’s debut.

Mahle was steady – pitching five innings and allowing three runs – but the Reds offense was stalled by Jameson Taillon.

Some notes provided by Reds PR:

  • It was the fifth consecutive game started by a Reds rookie, the longest streak of 2017.
  • Joey Votto's on-base streak ended at 29 games on Saturday. His response: reaching base five times on Sunday.
  • Votto tied the club record with five walks, previously done four times. He did so himself once before in 2013 against the Mets. It was his fourth career appearance with at least four walks.
  • The Pirates' Adam Frazier, who was Mahle's first strikeout victim, left the game with right hamstring discomfort.
  • No assists from Adam Duvall on Sunday, but he notched his 13th the day before, the most since Jay Bruce's 13 in 2013.

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