AND JONNY GOMES LEAD THE REDS OVER THE GIANTS
GOMES AND CABRERA REAP
ORLANDO CABRERA AND JONNY
GOMES LEAD THE REDS OVER THE GIANTS
Entering Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants, Reds' leadoff
hitter Orlando Cabrera was sporting a 0-12 mini-slump. Cabrera led off the
first inning with a single and scored on a Scott Rolen double giving Aaron
Harang and the Reds an early 1-0 lead. Cabrera ended the day going 4-5 with
three doubles and three runs scored. Scott Rolen went 3-3 driving in two
runs with two doubles and Jonny Gomes went 1-2 with three RBI. Combined, the
trio went 8-10 with six doubles.
Aaron Harang started for the Reds and went seven innings. Harang allowed
only five hits while striking out three. After retiring the first five
Giants' batters he faced, Harang walked Pat Burrell, and Buster Posey hit
his first career home run into the left field bleachers at GABP. After
Harang left the game, Danny Herrera and Logan Ondrusek combined for a
scoreless eighth. The Giants scored again in the ninth inning off closer
Francisco Cordero, but could not overcome the six runs the Reds had already
put on the board. The Reds
defeated the Giants 6-3 and gained a one-game lead for first place as
the Dodgers completed a three-game
sweep of the Cardinals on Wednesday night.
In case you missed it, the Reds were featured on MLB Production's This
Week in Baseball on Saturday afternoon (Watch
it here). The show highlighted the Reds' double play combination of
Orlando Cabrera and Brandon Phillips, former University of Texas Longhorn
Drew Stubbs, and the friendship between rookie Mike Leake and veteran
Bronson Arroyo. During the broadcast, Brandon Phillips talked about his
teammate Orlando Cabrera:
"We're going to the playoffs because we have him on our team."
Mike "Godzilla" Leake (5-0, 2.22) will face Todd Wellemeyer (3-5, 5.72) and
the Giants at 12:35pm on Thursday.
All-Star? Rookie of the Year?
in review: Better Days
CHRIS SABO'S GOGGLES
trying to work through struggles
Roundup (Volquez, Bailey, Burton, Bray)
was a different kind of star
MLB Draft selections 31-50
surnames in draft