Saturday, July 31, 2010

Reds Beat Braves

The Cincinnati Reds finally beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-2. Now before I talk about today's great win, I'm going to rant. I've seen enough of Drew Stubbs as a starter. He simply doesn't make enough contact at the plate. He strikes out way too much. He has show little ability to adapt since it's clear every pitcher in the league is throwing every breaking ball known to man at him and he has not learned how to hit it. Start either Chris Heisey or Laynce Nix.

Okay, enough with Stubbs. After losing the last three games with the Braves, the Reds have finally beat the Braves. And it was a wild one. It didn't start too good with the Braves scoring two runs in the first. Winning pitcher Bronson Arroyo got out of the inning by inducing a double play with the bases loaded. The Reds took the lead in the seventh. It was capped off with Ryan Hanigan's two run double. He scored when the centerfielder's throw slipped off his hand and went into right field! That's the closest that Hanigan will ever get to an inside the park homerun. Here's the story with that highlight. Francisco Cordero (Coco) did his "Fullpack" imitation by letting two guys get on before striking out Jason Heyward for the final out. Coco is determined to kill everyone in Cincinnati with a weak heart. But a win is a win. Go Reds!

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