Current drummer for
and former member of
Music, George Rebelo (pictured above) attended the Reds game against the
Dodgers on Tuesday. He caught a homerun during batting practice and managed
to rock out at The Southgate House following the game. Against Me! is
currently on tour promoting their upcoming record White Crosses. Did
the Gainesville natives bring good luck with them while visiting the Queen
City? If they did, they took it with them when they left.
"How much is too much? I'm tired of predicting to lose."
On Tuesday, right before Rebelo and his band took the stage in Newport, the
Reds defeated the Dodgers 11-9 at Great American Ballpark. It was their
sixth win of the young season, all of them arriving during their final at
Reds' starter Homer Bailey once again looked dismal going 5.1 innings and
allowing 5 earned runs on eight hits. After falling instantly behind after a
base clearing triple from Casey Blake in the first inning, Bailey managed to
throw four more innings and allowed two more runs. When he left the game in
the fifth, the Reds' offense had taken control, and the score was 9-5.
Danny Herrera finished the fifth inning while Logan Ondrusek and Arthur
Rhodes followed in the sixth. The three relievers notched scoreless outings.
Future closer Nick Masset came on to pitch in the seventh with one out and
allowed four Dodger runs while only retiring one. With the score tied, Mike
Lincoln was brought into the game. He recorded one out to end the inning.
In the bottom of the eight the Reds broke the deadlock. After walks to Jay
Bruce and Ramon Hernandez, the light hitting Paul Janish smacked a single to
score Bruce. While the Dodgers' infield attempted to play pickle with
Janish, Hernandez scored making it 11-9. Francisco Cordero entered the game
in the ninth inning, retired the side in order, actualizing the Reds'
Nick Masset currently has a 14.14 ERA as the Reds' set-up man. The idea of
replacing him is becoming more relevant by the second. Dusty Baker believes
Masset will turn the corner:
get Nick straight. Heís got the stuff. Youíve seen it. Heís going through a
little bad period. We need him badly. Heíll find it."
On Wednesday, Aaron Harang started his fourth game of the season. It was yet
another depressing outing for the veteran right hander. Harang was beat up
for seven runs (six earned) on ten hits in 5.2 innings. After a impressive
win the night before, and a seemingly rejuvenated offense, the Reds seemed
to be turning the page after their recent 2-5 road trip. Reds' hitters did
everything they could to keep the Dodgers close, but after Harang left the
game with the score at 7-4, Reds' relievers Micah Owings, Logan Ondrusek,
and Mike Lincoln allowed seven more runs. The Reds were quickly reminded
that their pitching sucks. The Reds lost to the Dodgers by a final score of
14-6. Aaron Harang will not be buying a lottery ticket anytime soon:
bad luck,Ē Harang said. ďThis gameís about luck. Iím going through a bad
spell right now."
After Harang's horrific inception to the season, it appears likely that
his next start will be skipped. His next start complies with the Reds' next
off day on April 26th, but Dusty Baker isn't sure:
donít know. I just got beat to death. I havenít had time to think about it." Reds' beat writer John Fay reported after Wednesday's game that Walt
Jocketty and Dusty Baker met in the manager's office as he was leaving the
ballpark. Fay insinuated that
"moves could be coming".
The Reds announced that Hall Of Famer Joe Morgan
will join them as a special advisor on Wednesday. Morgan will work with
the community, assist Walt Jocketty on occasion, and spend some time in the
booth. Morgan's new gig will not affect his current employment at ESPN.
Mike Leake will start for the Reds on Thursday against the Dodgers. Leake
has been the Reds best starter thus far (0-0, 2.63 ERA) and will need to
give the Reds' pitching staff a break, as well as a boost, during Thursday's
game. First pitch from "Godzilla" is at 7:10pm.
Aroldis Chapman will make his third start for the Louisville Bats on
Thursday. Chapman (0-1, .93 ERA) will face the Indianapolis Indians at 7pm.