July 23, 2012

Everything coming up roses for Reds fans

Last Game
The Reds completed a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday afternoon when they won 2-1. The Reds are 8-2 since the All-Star break, having swept both division rivals they’ve played since then.

Next Game
Tonight the Reds head to Houston to take on the Astros. On Friday, the Astros traded RHP Brandon Lyon, LHP J.A. Happ, and RHP David Carpenter to the Blue Jays in exchange for RHP Francisco Cordero and OF Ben Francisco, four minor leaguers, and a PTBNL. They did not, however, trade away Wandy Rodriguez (LHP, 7-8, 3.75 ERA), who is facing off against Mat Latos (RHP, 7-3, 4.33 ERA) tonight. First pitch at 8:05 p.m.

A Great Weekend to be a Reds Fan
Cincinnati fans couldn’t ask for too much more than they got this weekend. While Barry Larkin was giving his entertaining, if somewhat lengthy, Hall of Fame induction speech, the Reds were busy getting themselves a season-high 15 games over .500. Plus Joey Votto is off his crutches and is that much closer to coming back.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Nobody on either team hit a home run in yesterday’s game. It’s the first time GABP has failed to yield a homer to either team since July 29, 2011 when the Giants were in town. That’s 74 games in a row with a home run.

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