|Colorado Rockies (18-26)||1||4||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (19-26))||2||5||0|
|W: Chapman (3-3) L: Brown (0-2)|
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–One game winning streak! One game winning streak!
–Rookie hurler Michael Lorenzen is your player of the game, tossing seven strong innings, allowing one run on two hits. It was his best start in the big leagues, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Lorenzen is better than Jason Marquis, and his best days are ahead of him.
–The Reds entered the bottom of the ninth tied at one. Marlon Byrd walks to lead off the inning. Kris Negron sacrificed him over to second. (I won’t even argue with the sacrifice, since playing for one run is justified in this instance.) Then Skip Schumaker pinch-hit for Aroldis Chapman, and he came through with a double to shallow left field, scoring the winning run. Skip Schumaker is a hero!
–Zack Cozart, leading off again, reached base twice in four at-bats (with a walk and a single).
–The Reds only had five hits tonight. Against Chris Rusin, who was waived by the Cubs after going 3-2 with a 6.29 ERA in AAA earlier this season. But it was enough to win!
–The losing streak is over, my friends. Finally!
–The nine game losing streak was the longest for the Cincinnati franchise in 17 years. The current one-game winning streak has been matched a number of times in recent years, though it seems hard to remember.
–In four starts with the Reds this season, Lorenzen has a 2.35 ERA. That’s not bad.
–Brandon Phillips missed the game. Sore toe. Though he was evidently hanging out on Twitter during the game.
–Tomorrow, Mike Leake will try to lead the Reds to win #2 in this amazing winning streak. Keep those fingers crossed.