NIX BLASTS A SOLO HOMERUN TO DEFEAT THE METS IN ELEVEN INNINGS
NIX REACHES "TANK" STATUS
LAYNCE NIX BLASTS A SOLO
HOMERUN TO DEFEAT THE METS IN ELEVEN INNINGS
episode four of HBO's
Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals",
Roy Williams and Tank Johnson visited their friend Laynce Nix at Great
American Ballpark. The trio became comrades when they spent time together in
Texas. Nix was a Ranger from '03-'06, while Johnson and Williams are both
former Cowboys. During his visit to GABP, Roy Williams wore the 2009 Civil
Rights Game throwback Nix jersey.
After Laynce Nix hit a game winning homerun to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on
Monday, Tank Johnson
into walls and blasting homers off the bench, Laynce Nix has officially
reached "Tank" status. And no, we're not talking about the Transit Authority
of Northern Kentucky. Whack Reds is officially dubbing the Reds' outfielder
as Laynce "Tank"
Nix. Number seventeen's new moniker will be reminiscent of his defensive
tackle acquaintance and the
tracked, armoured fighting vehicles designed for front-line combat which
combine operation mobility and tactical offensive and defensive
We believe Nix's new pet name is appropriate. Plus, we love emulating an
explosion whenever we hear Nix's name being announced or when Tank
Johnson flattens an opponent. Feel free to join in.
Mike "Godzilla" Leake looked superb on Monday against the Mets throwing
exactly 100 pitches. He went six innings, allowed only one earned run on
four hits, and struck out four. The Reds' bullpen (Herrera, Lincoln, Rhodes,
Cordero, and Masset) combined for five scoreless innings after Leake's
departure. The game was tied at two until Laynce Nix
crushed a Manny Acosta curveball to right field for a homerun during the
bottom of the eleventh inning. The Reds beat the Mets 3-2.
Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman had a very rough outing on Monday against AAA
Buffalo. After pitching three scoreless innings, and receiving a 7-0 lead,
Chapman fell apart during the fourth and allowed five Buffalo runs. Chapman
left after five innings after allowing six earned runs on nine hits while
striking out eight. Although Chapman struggled, the Bats offense was
superior, scoring twenty runs against Buffalo. Chapman and the Bats both
walked away with a win.
Reds' outfielder Chris Dickerson had surgery on his right wrist Monday.
Dickerson will be expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Bronson Arroyo (1-2, 6.37) will face John Maine (1-1, 7.15) at 7:10pm on
hoping to build off first win
REDS MINOR LEAGUES
Nix come through in 11th
talks to Mets