Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: R. Halladay (7-7)
L: M. Leake (5-8)
–The Reds scored five runs off Roy Halladay. Why couldn’t they have done that in the 2010 playoffs?
–Jay Bruce reached base four times: 3-3 with a double, a walk, and two RBI. Bruce is finally heating up, and it couldn’t happen at a better time.
–Chris Heisey went 3-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI. Brandon Phillips had two hits and two runs scored.
–Todd Frazier didn’t even start the game, and he STILL got on base twice in two plate appearances (a hit and a walk). He’s a beast.
–The Reds pitchers allowed 12 runs. That’s the most they’ve allowed in a single game all season long.
–Mike Leake gave up ten hits and seven runs in four and a third innings. Ugly outing today for the young guy.
–Sam LeCure, Jose Arredondo, and especially Logan Ondrusek were pretty bad out of the bullpen.
–Some goofy baserunning tonight, especially by Chris Heisey who somehow failed to score from second on a Jay Bruce double.
–If you include the 2010 postseason, the Reds have lost 15 of their last 16 games against Philadelphia. That’s bad.
–Let’s just forget about this one, shall we?
–Logan Ondrusek seems like an awfully good guy, and I don’t mind having him in the bullpen, throwing middle relief. I really hope Dusty Baker doesn’t use him in late-game situation anymore, though. He isn’t dependable. Walks too many guys.
–I’m serious: let’s forget about this one. See you guys and gals tomorrow.