Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
W: A. White (2-1)
L: M. Maloney (0-2)
–Chris Heisey went 3-4 with two homers, two RBI, and three runs scored.
–Heisey’s second home run came in the fifth inning. Joey Votto and Jay Bruce promptly homered after that, giving the Reds their first back-to-back-to-back homers since 2006, and tying the game at 7. The back-to-back-to-back sequence encompassed only nine pitches.
–On the night, Votto was 3-4 with a double, in addition to the homer. Juan Francisco also homered.
–Bronson Arroyo was awful: 1+ innings pitched, seven hits, six runs, 3 HR allowed. Those three homers permitted Arroyo to tie Eric Milton for the dubious claim of “most homers allowed by a Red in a single-season.” One of the worst records a player can hold.
–Cincinnati used eight pitchers, and no one really stood out. Matt Maloney, Sam LeCure, and Aroldis Chapman were particularly bad.
–Well, that was a crazy game.
–Last back-to-back-to-back homers by the Reds, back in ’06, were hit by
Juan Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Dunn, and Rich Aurilia.
–I listened to just a tiny bit of today’s game. Part of the reason is that I spent all day putting together a basketball goal in the driveway. Mostly, however, it was the fact that the game wasn’t on TV, and Jeff Brantley was on the radio broadcast.
Cowboy makes my ears bleed. I just avoided the game rather than listen to his schtick.
–I expect Edinson Volquez to throw a no-hitter tomorrow, thus earning the 2012 Opening Day starting assignment.