HELPS REDS DEFEAT CARDINALS AFTER MISSING SIX GAMES.. STILL GANGSTER.
"THE BEST GAME OF THE YEAR."
JOEY VOTTO HELPS REDS
DEFEAT CARDINALS AFTER MISSING SIX GAMES.. STILL GANGSTER.
12-4 blowout against the Cardinals, first place for the Cincinnati Reds
appeared to be fading away. Bronson Arroyo allowed seven runs in just over
four innings of work and the bullpen looked terrible, as Mike Lincoln and
Carlos Fisher allowed five more after Arroyo's exit. The offense was stale
as the wheels seemed to be falling off for the Reds. After Monday's game,
St. Louis moved back into a tie for first with the Reds.
Prior to Tuesday's game the Reds decided to
make some changes. Mike Lincoln was placed on the disabled list and
Carlos Fisher was sent back to AAA Louisville. Logan Ondrusek and Enerio Del
Rosario were called up to remedy the Reds' ailing pen and Joey Votto started
at first after missing six games with a stiff neck. Some speculated that
Votto spent the week
voting for himself.
On Tuesday, the Reds' offense
exploded to defeat the Cardinals, reclaiming an isolated spot atop the
NL Central. Despite Johnny Cueto having a rough night (5IP, 10H, 8ER, 0K)
and the score fluctuating constantly, the Reds held on and put together
enough runs to defeat the Cardinals 9-8. Dusty was delighted:
sides were battling. That was probably the best game of the year. That was
as close to a playoff atmosphere as a young team can get in. Thatís just a
sample of what exciting baseball is all about. That was big for us to win
that game tonight."
Joey "Capone" Votto confirmed his
"gangster" going 4-5 with a home run and Scott Rolen went yard twice, as
he went 3-5 on the night with four RBI. The Reds' bullpen rebounded
triumphantly, pitching four scoreless innings after Cueto's departure.
Enerio Del Rosario received his first career win and Arthur Rhodes assembled
his 21st consecutive scoreless appearance (19 2/3 innings).
got a chance to win a series,"
said Scott Rolen.
"That's important. It's a series. It's not the battle of first place in
June. We've got a chance to win a series. That's why we're here in the
position we're in playing good baseball and tied for first place. It's
because we played well and won series. It doesn't matter who you're playing,
you win series and play good baseball, you'll find yourself in good
Sam LeCure (1-0, 3.00) will face Chris Carpenter (6-1, 2.93) and the
Cardinals at 8:15pm on Wednesday.
pushy over bobbleheads
one was like a playoff game
Soto's one hitter?
REDS MINOR LEAGUES
Garton's HR sprint...
so fast Homer...
can do it all
in the zone