Ã‚Â Series Game 1
|Pittsburgh PiratesÃ‚Â (7-6)
||Ã‚Â 8||Ã‚Â 14||Ã‚Â 0|
|Cincinnati RedsÃ‚Â (4-9)
||Ã‚Â 7||Ã‚Â 8||Ã‚Â 0|
|W:Ã‚Â B. Morris (2-0) Ã‚Â L:Ã‚Â S. LeCure (0-1)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â S:Ã‚Â J. Grilli (4)|
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Series Game 2
|Pittsburgh PiratesÃ‚Â (7-7)
|Cincinnati RedsÃ‚Â (5-9)
|W: M. Leake (2-1)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â L: G. Cole (2-1)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â S: J. Broxton (1)|
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Game 1:Ã‚Â Well, you wanted hitting.Ã‚Â You got it last night. Reds get behind. Frazier goes yard. Reds get behind again. Ludwick takes one into the seats. Reds go behind again. Votto goes big fly. Reds, unbelievably, get behind yet again. Mesoraco then tied the record for total bases on a hit with four, held by Babe Ruth and several thousand other people.
Game 2:Ã‚Â Todd Frazier does the one-handed HR thingy again. What did the NY Mets announcers say about him the other night: pound-for-pound maybe the strongest guy in MLB.
Mike Leake did everythingÃ¢â‚¬â€pitched a solid game and slipped the surly bonds of earth in the 6th inning with his firstÃ¢â‚¬â€and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll bet not his lastÃ¢â‚¬â€HR of the year. And he doubled.
Joey Votto looks like he is starting to lock in. 4 hits tonight in Game 2 and a walk. This is not good news for NL pitchers.
Devin Mesoraco continues to, um, whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the word IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking for?
RAKE! ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s it. Devin Mesoraco continues to rake. 3 for 4, the last hit essentially putting the game out of reach at the timeÃ¢â‚¬â€or so me thought.
With the exception of one pitch to Neil Walker, Manny Parra looked good again.
Game 1:Ã‚Â Homer Bailey has had an auspicious start to his season. Nevertheless, Homer will be okay. Greg Dafler pointed me to a wonderfully detailed explanation of why we shouldn’t worry about Homer Bailey courtesy of this guy.
Game 2:Ã‚Â Jay Bruce has a mere 7 hits in 49 at bats. To make matters worse, he absolutely was robbed of a base hit in the 7th. Baseball, like Fate and BABIP, is a cruel mistressÃ¢â‚¬â€or so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been told.
Game 1:Ã‚Â Had Reds pitchers been able to prevent 3 instances of back-to-back HRs by the Pirates, the Reds surely go home a winner. Instead, 10 HRs (6 by the Pirates) sets a GABP record for HRs in a game and the Reds can’t put a final run on the board when play resumed the next day.
Not so random thoughts …
The Redlegs have scored 26 runs in the last three games.
The Daily Billy: PH in the 8th and singled in the nightcap. Was thrown out stealing, but looked safe on the replay.