Daily Archives: March 17, 2006

March 17, 2006

ST Game 17: Reds 9, Blue Jays 2

The Reds shot down the Blue Jays this afternoon, 9-2 in Dunedin.

Justin Germano gave up one run on six hits through four innings of work. He got the win and led the pitching staff to hold its opponents to just two runs for the second game in a row.

Michael Burns and Jake Robbins each contributed a scorless inning, and Matt Belisle contributed two scoreless. Todd Coffey gave up a run on two hits through his inning.

Adam Dunn seems to finally be rumbling to life. After his home run yesterday, Dunn went 2-for-3 today with an RBI and a run-scored. Hopefully some of that rubs off onto Austin Kearns, who got his own potential hot streak started today by going 3-for-3 with two RBI. Rich Aurilia and Dane Sardinha each had 2 RBI, with Frank Menechino and Dewayne Wise each had one.

Speaking of Wise, after a couple unremarkable games everyone's favorite unlikely scored two of the team's runs today.

The win brings the Reds's record to 10-6 and their winning streak to three. Tomorrow the boys visit the Pirates in Bradenton at 1:05p.m., about the time I hope to be well into the great state of Florida. I'll certainly be in a great state of exhaustion after this trip, but that will quickly be remedied by the first game I'll attend in person on Sunday.

March 17, 2006

The Long Road to Atlanta

And a mere 10 1/2 hours later, I'm set up in the hotel room in Atlanta. We were on pace to arrive some two hours ago, but Atlanta traffic is epic. I worked on my cross-stitch project, which helped the time go by, though it couldn't do much to block out the repeated playings of the Lazy Town sound track.

Anyway, I'll try to take a closer look at today's win over the Blue Jays after we get back from dinner with the in-laws. I'm psyched to see that Kearns finally turned it on.

March 17, 2006

And We’re Off!

The car is packed and we're bundled up to head out into the 30-degree Indiana morning and begin our adventure. Next time you hear from me will probably be from the hotel in Atlanta where we'll be stopping for the night.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!