Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hatteberg Tires of Losses, Reds Win in Extras 2-1

Granted this isn't the same Tom Gordon that the author once met (along with superstars Kevin Seitzer and Jeff Montgomery) in a Kansas City Walmart, but that was still a pretty big hit by H-Bomb last night. Taking a break from hitting singles for one evening, his home run with two outs in the bottom of the 9th forced extra innings, with the Reds winning in the bottom of the 10th on a bases loaded single by Phillips. Maybe he really did attend Washington State.

The offense was too cool to do much again, managing only a Gonzalez double before the 9th. Griffey missed his second straight game with a mystery illness. But the bullpen was back to being less terrible. Big Frucking Nasty pitched a scoreless inning and Cooter got his first major league victory. Everyone remembers their first time. And the author is not going to forget Kyle Lohse who gave up a single unearned run over seven. Outstanding work by Kyle and his little goatee. If you're not careful we're going to expect this every time out. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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