Just days after audacious Reds fans began to dismiss their beloved team, the
fiery squad put together a modest two game winning streak, and began to
appear intact. Manager Dusty Baker supposedly let his players have it after
a embarrassing loss to the Padres on Saturday. With reporters and fans
quietly waiting for the result, the Reds answered, administering a win on
Sunday. On Tuesday, Aaron Harang showed signs of his former self, and became
just the second Reds' starter to receive a win this season.
Aaron Harang faced the Houston Astros on Tuesday and went six innings
allowing two runs on six hits. After Harang left the game with a 5-2 lead,
the bullpen (Herrera, Masset, and Cordero) followed with three innings of
one hit baseball.
was able to get ahead," Harang said. "That inside corner was working for me
. . . I talked to (pitching coach Bryan Price) about being aggressive,
instead of picking around the zone. He said: Go out and be the old you."
course, one good start for the Reds' ace is no triumph, but we suspect it is
the stench of reversal. The Cincinnati Reds will not continue their reckless
ways any longer. The aroma of consummation is in the air. Let there be
Mike "Godzilla" Leake (1-0, 3.92) will face Felipe Paulino (0-2, 5.94) and
the Astros on Wednesday at 8:05pm.
Aroldis Chapman will start for Louisville on Wednesday at 7:05pm.
Mike "Godzilla" Leake dominated the Astros for seven
innings on Wednesday. Leake allowed one run on five hits while picking up
his second victory of the season. Reds win 6-4.
Aroldis Chapman went six innings for Louisville on Wednesday and allowed two
earned runs on five hits. He struck out four while walking two. Only one of
Chapman's 99 pitches hit 100mph during his outing.