SOLID START, ALONG WITH JOHNNY GOMES' HOMERUN, STUN THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS
JOHNNY AND JONNY BEAT BREWERS
JONNY CUETO'S SOLID
START, ALONG WITH JOHNNY GOMES' HOMERUN, STUN THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS
The Cincinnati Reds are currently playing
along to their first-place status. The Reds 6-3 victory over the Milwakee
Brewers on Monday marked their fifteenth win in the past twenty games.
Johnny Cueto faced Brewer's ace Yovani Gallardo on Monday. Cueto went seven
solid innings for the Reds allowing one run on seven hits while striking out
seven. Gallardo held the Reds to one hit through five innings. He left the
game after six innings allowing only one run on four Reds' hits. Former Red
Todd Coffey relieved Gallardo in the seventh and the Reds' offense exploded
scoring five runs.
Chris "Vicious" Heisey led off the seventh with a pinch-hit triple. Orlando
Cabrera, Brandon Phillips, and Joey Votto all followed with singles making
the score 3-1, but Phillips was caught in a run-down after Votto's hit. With
one out and two runs already in, the Brewers elected to intentionally walk
Jay Bruce to instead face Jonny Gomes. The decision was a poor one. Gomes
crushed Todd Coffey's first pitch to deep centerfield for a three-run
“We’ve been battling since we were 6 years old. When you get that guy in
front of you intentionally walked – not really to set the double play or for
a matchup – you dig down. It’s a character check.”
Obviously annoyed, Todd Coffey's next pitch hit Drew Stubbs in the back.
Both benches were then warned by the umpires, but the Reds were not planning
don’t have time for that,”
“We’re focused on winning.”
Nick Masset offered a scoreless eighth
not pitching in over a week, Danny Herrera was called upon to get some work
in as the Reds owned a 6-1 lead going into the top of the ninth inning.
Retiring only one, Herrera looked rusty and quickly allowed two runs. Dusty
Baker then summoned Francisco Cordero from the Reds' pen. Cordero notched
the last two outs of the game, and his thirteenth save of the season, as the
Reds defeated the Brewers 6-3. Whack Reds attended Monday's game and snapped
a few photos:
signed Cuban defector Felix Perez on Monday. The 25-year-old left-handed
outfielder received a $550,000 signing bonus and will most likely begin his
American career in Dayton or Lynchburg.
Also, one last observation of the day. Reds.com seems to be
"short-circuiting" when it comes to using
unique headlines. Weak.
The Reds remain in first place 1/2 a game ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals
in the NL Central. Homer Bailey (1-2, 5.66) will face Manny Parra (0-2,
3.98) and the Brewers at 12:35pm on Tuesday.
special day regardless of the outcome
show mettle against Cardinals
catching tandem in the NL
been waiting for this
place: not a place to take a rest
Game ender Saturday night
named IL Player of the Week
comes up big