Friday, June 22, 2012

Reds Rally Falls Short - Losing Streak Hits 4

The Minnesota Twins came into town for the first time in 11 years and the first time ever in Great American Ballpark and edged out the hometown Reds, 5-4. The Redlegss had plenty of opportunities that they failed to convert, while the Twins were able take advantage of some mistakes. Homer Bailey pitched good enough to keep the Reds in the game but his inability to hold runners on base hurt the team tonight. Here is the Good, Bad, and Notables from tonight's game which opens the Hall of Fame weekend.

The Good
-Scott Rolen has looked good at the plate since his comeback from the disabled list. He had 3 hits, 2 RBI, and a run over 4 at-bats
-Chris Heisey has also been producing at the plate recently adding 2 RBI and a run scored in tonight's game.
-Ryan Hanigan came in and got the job done as a pinch hitter with a base hit

The Bad
-The team left 7 on base
- Joey Votto and Jay Bruce both failed to get a hit
- Zack Cozart made a great play to get hold of a ball but made a costly throwing error trying to turn it into spectacular play. The runner took second and eventually scored.
-Bill Bray made is return to the team in a tough spot. He entered the game with the bases loaded and walked in a run. He picked up a blown save for his effort.

The Notables
-Home Plate Umpire Jerry Lane was struck on the side of his head by a broken bat. He left the game on his own but was taken to the hospital for further tests as a precaution. The Reds trainers said they believe he did not receive a concussion but was in some pain.
-The announced attendance was 33,531. Overall Reds attendance is way up over last season
- Reds ace Johnny Cueto will take the mound tomorrow to hopefully stop the Reds losing streak at 4. He brings in a 8-3 record with a 2.38 ERA
- The Reds Hall-of-Fame celebration and inductions will begin at 3:30 sharp tomorrow. So if you are part of the sold out crowd, plan on showing up early.

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