|Los Angeles Dodgers (34-31)
|Cincinnati Reds (29-33)
|W: D. Haren (6-4) Ã‚Â L: T. Cingrani (2-7)|
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Logan Ondrusek. Yes. Logan Ondrusek. In his last 5 appearances, Logan has faced 35 batters without surrendering a run.
Ryan Ludwick had two hits, one a home run in the 4th. Brandon Phillips singled twice in 4 ABs.
It’s safe to say that Tony Cingrani has officially won the WHO IS MAT LATOS REPLACING SWEEPSTAKES. Four and two thirds innings, 7H, 6R, 3BB, 5K and 2 HRs, both to Andy Van Slyke’s son, Scott.Ã‚Â J.J. Hoover looked shaky again for the second time in as many outings.
With the bases loaded and nobody out, Ryan Ludwick decided it would be a great idea to swing at a pitch he couldn’t have hit with an ironing board, bouncing into an easy double play. Brandon League looked as he he’d never sniff the strike zone again–and Ludwick gave him a Get Out of Jail Free card. The Reds managed five walks tonight, but hit into 3, count ’em 3 double plays.
Not so random thoughts …
Cingrani has given up on his change up lately. He’s now throwing his four seam fastball as season-high 74% of the time this month, with the occasional slider thrown in. Whatever he’s working on, he’s going to be doing it either in the bullpen or in Louisville. It’s hard to believe the Reds will carry four lefties in the bullpen, which means either he or Sean Marshall heads south.
You want to hear something funny? After watching this anemic offense night-after-night, I drove three hours to Pawtucket, R.I., yesterday to watch the Louisville Bats go hitless for 6 innings before Joey Votto singled.
The Daily Billy: The Hamilton Havoc rendered none tonight, going 0-4.