June 8, 2012

Daily Brief: Chapman’s scoreless streak broken

Last Game
That’s two series in a row that the Reds have lost to the Pirates. And this one was particularly painful because the Pirates busted up Aroldis Chapman’s scoreless streak while they were at it. Final score: Pirates 5, Reds 4.

Next Game
The Detroit Tigers are coming to town tonight. Bronson Arroyo (2-4, 3.91 ERA) takes the mound for the Reds. Rick Porcello (3-4, 4.86 ERA) will be going for the Tigers. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

Mourning the Passing of the Scoreless Innings Streak
Before McKenry’s hit to knock in Barmes in the tenth inning, Chapman’s 24 appearances without an earned run to begin the season were a Reds’ franchise record and his 29 innings without an earned run were the most in baseball.

Of course they were going to hit him sometime, and I was surprised it wasn’t sooner. That doesn’t make it fun to see it end. Time to get another, longer streak going.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
No one on the Reds’ 25-man roster was born in January. I smell Sagittarius discrimination.

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