Friday, May 05, 2006

There We Go

The Reds offense finally made it to Colorado last night. LaRue and Dunn both had home runs and there were lots of baserunners in the 8th. Cincinnati paid Colorado back big time for the shutout of the previous night, winning 7-1. Harang had yet another great game. He almost made it through another complete game, but was replaced by Rick White one out into the 9th. Harang had a career high 12 strike-outs last night. I wanted to relate that to baking pies, but I can't figure out how. Imagine that I did.

The Reds got on the board first in the 2nd inning when Encarnacion scored on a Kearns single. LaRue then homered with Hatteberg and Kearns on, putting the Reds up 4-0. The Rockies responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the 2nd, making it a 4-1 game. The Reds offense went 1-2-3 for the next three innings, and Colorado did much of the same (though they did throw in at least one hit). Dunn brought his home run total for the season to 11 in the 6th inning. The score is now 5-1. Hatteberg and Denorfia doubled and Kearns singled in the 8th, resulting in two more runs scored, the last of the game. The end result was a 7-1 win for the good guys.

In rather unfortunate news, Aurilia landed on the 15-day DL as a result of his strained groin from the other night. Ray Olmedo comes up in his place. Also of note, Cody Ross was put on the DL a little while ago with a bruised pinky finger. Denorfia was brought up to play with the big boys as a result. I love that man's socks. Continuing on the injury front, Griffey had an MRI to investigate exactly what is up with his knee. The only news reported on that is that his knee apparently isn't getting any worse or any better and that he won't be back with the team in Arizona. Surprise!

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