Daily Archives: May 4, 2006

May 4, 2006

Sorry I’m Late

I was out drinking with co-workers, and left as early as I possibly safely could.

Let's respect Aurilia's DL report and move our smack talk to here. I see that my boys have already started kicking some gravel ass.

May 4, 2006

Aurilia on DL; Olmedo in his Place

Marc says that Rich Aurilia has been placed on the 15 day disabled list as a result of the groin strain suffered in last night's game. The Reds have recalled Ray Olmedo to take his place. He will be wearing number 62.

I'm not sure that Olmedo's back is large enough to fit the number 62 on it; it may wrap around to the front of his shirt. What I am sure of is that I couldn't be more pleased. I *love* little Ray Ray.

May 4, 2006

Game 28: Rockies 3, Reds 0

The Reds snapped a two game win streak with a loss to the Colorado Rockies last night by a score of 3-0. It's not as bad as it sounds, though. The Rockies are off to a surprisingly hot start as well.

Brandon Claussen took the mound for the Reds allowing three runs (earned) on seven hits through six and two-thirds innings. He struck out five and walked two for the loss.

Matt Belisle took over in the seventh to get the final out, and it was a strike-out. Chris Hammond pitched the eighth, allowing no runs on one hit. Hammond's performance dropped his ERA to 13.5.

Clausssen and Francis matched each other for four innings. In the bottom of the fifth, the Rockies got to Claussen. Choo Freeman singled and stole second. First baseman Rich Aurilia threw the ball into center field, allowing Freeman to go to third, and the momentum was already all wrong. Danny “I gar-un-TEE” Ardoin singled to bring in Freeman. Jamey Carroll singled two batters later, and Matt Holliday doubled two batters after that to bring in two more. Final Score: 0-3.

The Reds' hits were contributed by Felipe Lopez, Aurilia, Austin Kearns, and Brandon Phillips. Adam Dunn walked twice. Also, Aurilia pulled up running to first and left the game with a strained groin.

All-around, a crappy game for the Reds. Except for the pitching. Who ever would think I'd say a thing like that?

The loss makes the Reds' record 19-9. The Reds go for the series split tonight at 8:35 p.m. Aaron Harang takes the mound to face off against Josh Fogg.