Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…
W: F. Cordero (2-0)Ã‚Â
L:Ã‚Â B. Lyon (3-2)
-After appearing dead for 8 innings, the Reds offense decided to come to life in the 9th inning.Ã‚Â Perhaps this is the spark that gets us going.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â DrewÃ‚Â StubbsÃ‚Â got everything rolling with a walk to start the inning and then the hits kept on coming.Ã‚Â Base hits then followed by Heisey, Votto, and Phillips.Ã‚Â Jay Bruce capped off the comeback with a double.Ã‚Â That’s 5 base-runners in 1 inning and no outs recorded.Ã‚Â This after managing just 1 hit in the previous 24 outs.
-The Reds bullpen was great, allowing only 1 hitÃ‚Â and striking out 2 in 3 innings of work.Ã‚Â Nice job by Bill Bray, Logan Ondrusek, and Francisco Cordero!Ã‚Â
– We won, so I won’t dwell on the first 8 innings too much.
-I did not get to watch the game due to work so I am basing all of my observation off of the box score.Ã‚Â
-I’ll admit, I had a Titanic Recap finished after 8.5 innings.Ã‚Â This version is very different from my original draft.
– Travis Wood was ok, not great.Ã‚Â He allowed only 2 runs and appeared to only struggle in the 3rd inning.Ã‚Â He struck out 7, but walked 4 and allowed 5 hits in 6 innings pitched.
-I really wish I could have watched this one.Ã‚Â Or at least have seen the 9th inning anyway.Ã‚Â
**NOTE** Forgot this game wasn’t televised.Ã‚Â So obviously I wouldn’t have gotten to watch it even if I was home.
-Is this the game that perhaps gets this team’s juices flowing?Ã‚Â I don’t know.Ã‚Â But it is obvious this team isn’t contending for any titles at the moment.
-The Reds will try to take the series in another early game tomorrow.Ã‚Â It is televised.Ã‚Â Unfortunately, I’ll be at work!
*This Offense Stinks