Monday, September 26, 2011

Heisey Propels Reds to Victory


Fueled by a big offensive night from Chris Heisey, the visiting Reds (78-82) sacked the host Mets (76-84) 6-5 before 28,651 fans at Citi Park. It was the first victory in five tries for Cincy against New York this season.

Here's the good, the bad, the notables and the Hard Hat winner from Monday:

The Good:
-Heisey came through with three hits including a 3-run homer (18th of season) in the seventh to give the Reds a 6-3 advantage.
-The Reds win a one-run ball game.
-The Reds win on Monday for the first time in 13 weeks. They had previously been 0-9 since a win at Tampa Bay on June 27th.
-Dave Sappelt walked, scored once, and had an RBI-single. He also laid down a sac bunt.
-Every starter in the lineup had at least one hit with the exception of Homer Bailey.

The Bad:
-Bailey wasn't too sharp in his last outing of the year. The right-hander lasted only five innings and allowed nine hits and four runs.
-The #1 and #2 hitters in the Mets lineup each had three hits a piece.
-Cincinnati was outhit 13-10.
-The Reds were bailed out by two New York errors and a mental baserunning mistake by Jose Reyes made in the bottom of the eighth -- Reyes would've likely scored after the next batter laced a single into left field.

Notables:
-A combined 13 pitchers were used by the two clubs.
-Cordero surpassed John Franco for second place on the team's all-time saves list with his 149th career save.
-Drew Stubbs tied Mark Reynolds (2008) for third place on MLB's all-time single season strikeout list with his 204th whiff of the season in the eighth.

The Hard Hat:
-Chris Heisey earns the honor of donning the Redlegs Review Hard Hat for his role in this Reds victory.

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