Thursday, June 22, 2006

Reds Split Series with Mets

So much for my becoming a featured clairvoyant on the Psychic Network. I had been hoping that my premature celebrations of a series win against the Mets were actually premonitions of the future, but it was not to be, as the Reds fell to the Mets by a score of 6-2.

Everything looked on track for a win up to the middle of the 4th, when the Reds were ahead 2-0. It was a sacrificial kind of day. Kearns scored a run in the 2nd on Ross's sacrifice fly. The Reds second run came in the 4th when Hatteberg scored on Phillips's sacrifice fly. Dunn had a reasonably good day, going 2-3 with a walk, but none of it contributed to the score. Otherwise, the offense had a pretty slow day again.

Milton had his first non-quality start since his first game back from the DL. I suppose I can cut him some slack. He can't be perfect all the time. But today would have been a great day for him to continue being awesome. He pitched just 4 1/3 innings, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits. Oddly enough, the bullpen prevented further scoring from the Mets, with Standridge, Yan and Burns all pitching shutout innings and giving up a combined total of 3 hits through 3 2/3 innings. Unfortunately, the offense had already taken off for the day and thus it was a loss. Still, though, the Reds split the series with the owner of the National League's best record. That, combined with the Cardinals being swept by the White Sox (in spite of Poo-Holes's return), leaves the Reds in 2nd in the division, 4 games behind the Stupid Birds, still on top in the Wild Card race.


Red Hot Mama said...

Hey girlfriend. Wazzup?

You still in dial-up hell? It looks like there could be some good stuff to talk about after tonight's game (tonight's game being the series opener with the Royals).

Jacci and/or Christina said...

I'm still alive and out of dial-up hell. I've just been crazy busy with my brilliant "Take as many classes as possible this summer" plan. Apparently the professors think I should spend my time writing papers for them instead of this.

I have many things to say about the series opener with the Royals, though. I had many to say before it that I'm kind of glad I didn't say now, though.