Daily Archives: April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

In brief: Reds winners on Robinson Day

Last game
The Reds snapped their 5-game losing streak last night against the Phillies when they won 2-4.

Photo from Better Off Red. Thanks, guys.

Bronson Arroyo put in a good long outing, going 8.0 innings and allowing 2 runs (earned) on 5 hits. Cliff Lee was nearly as efficient and put up 6 quick, scoreless innings before a Joey Votto single, Brandon Phillips double, and 10-pitch walk to Jay Bruce threw him off his game.

Phillips was the offensive star, with his 2-for-4 night and 2 RBI. Derrick Robinson also earned some of the limelight with his pinch-hit for Arroyo that eventually scored one of the runs. It didn’t hurt that he shares his name with the day we were celebrating, either.

Next game
Tonight the Reds try to start a winning streak to even out that losing streak they just broke. Homer Bailey (RHP, 1-1, 5.73 ERA) goes against Kyle Kendrick (RHP, 1-1, 5.40 ERA) for the Phillies tonight at 7:10 p.m. in Cincinnati.

Bobble your head if you think Phillips is pretty awesome
The Reds have their first bobblehead giveaway of the season this weekend. They’ll be handing out this bobbling version of Brandon Phillips to the first 30,000 tickets through the gates as they take on the Marlins at 1:10 p.m.

They’re also doing that 4 for $48 deal this weekend where you get 4 tickets and 4 orders of BW3 boneless wings for $48. Which raises many questions, such as: “Are the orders of wings really as good as they look in the picture?”, “If there aren’t bones, are they really wings?”, and “Don’t bobbleheads also seem to be kind of boneless?”

What to say to sound smart at the water cooler
In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, Harlem Globetrotter “Slick” Willie Shaw was the Reds’ honorary captain yesterday.