May 7, 2006
Baseball 101 is on Tuesday, and though my credit card has been charged $55 for my entrance, I haven't received a receipt, any idea of where to go, or even a ticket. And good luck finding any contact information on Reds.com. Hell, it took me 10 minutes of poking around to even find the page about Baseball 101.
Furthermore, the Reds can't just score. No, they have to give back every damn run they score. “Love” Shackelford is making me feel a little less enraged.
And am I the only one who is just getting sick of Bronson Arroyo? I know I was the first one on his bandwagon, but I might just be the first one falling off.
Deep breath. Off-day tomorrow, which means off-day fun here at RHM. Finally we'll establish once and for all who is the Reds' number one fan.
May 7, 2006
The Reds lost their second game in a row to an Arizona team who realized they didn't need seven runs to beat the Reds. The score was 1-3.
Bronson Arroyo took the mound and lasted six innings. He gave up three runs (earned) on 11 hits and a walk to get the loss. Brian “Love” Shackelford and Kent Mercker each contributed a scoreless inning of relief.
The Reds scored their single run in the first inning on a stunning inside-the-park home run by Felipe Lopez. If only he'd managed to do that three more time in the game, the Reds would have had a win to go along with his fantastic play.
The loss brings gives the Reds only their second lost series of the season and brings their record to 20-11. The team remains in first place in the NLC, but the comparisons of this season to 1999 have suddenly stopped. The Reds try to avoid the sweep this afternoon at 4:40 p.m. Dave Williams faces off against Orlando Hernandez.