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Schebler takes Stras deep for Reds' 1st run

Homer was first off pitcher's changeup since May 16
March 31, 2018

CINCINNATI -- The Reds finally scored their first run of the 2018 season, and they took a rare path to do it.Left-handed hitting Scott Schebler hit Stephen Strasburg's first pitch into the right-field seats with two outs in the fourth inning in the Reds' 13-7 loss Saturday to the Nationals

CINCINNATI -- The Reds finally scored their first run of the 2018 season, and they took a rare path to do it.
Left-handed hitting Scott Schebler hit Stephen Strasburg's first pitch into the right-field seats with two outs in the fourth inning in the Reds' 13-7 loss Saturday to the Nationals at Great American Ball Park. The homer was the first allowed by Strasburg in eight games since last Aug. 19 at San Diego.
Schebler's homer also was the first off of Strasburg's changeup since May 16 of last season. That was the only Strasburg changeup hit for a home run all last season.

"They've been changeup-ing me to death," Schebler said. "He pounded me inside the first time up. He threw me a heater that blew me up. The next time, he threw me a changeup and left it up."
Even with the homer, Schebler still respects Strasburg's change.
"He's got a good one," Schebler said. "So does Max Scherzer. It's a good one-two punch."

Mark Schmetzer is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Reds on Saturday.