Thursday, July 1, 2010

As Expected, Reds Beat Holliday, Take Series, Reds 4-3

Big win yesterday for the Red Legs, mustachioed or not. Harang spotted the Phills a three-run lead on a Dane Sardinha home run, which is not a misprint. Sardinha, as I'm sure everyone recalls, was a Reds draft pick and minor leaguer who demonstrated during his tenure with the Reds a complete inability to hit even at a poor level. He's like Hank Aaron the XXIV, the Worst Player in the History of Baseball. You can put him on display at a museum. Well, with the injuries the Phillies currently have, he's found himself a job and that's actually his second homer of the season (and of his career). And why shouldn't he have a job and be hitting bombs off Harang? He does have 13 hits in 95 major league at bats and a total of two big league homers. But after the mistake to Sardinha, Harang settled down and didn't allow any other runners to cross the plate over the course of his 6 and 1/3 innings of pretty solid pitching.

That time allowed the offense to slowly get going against Holliday and by the end of the 8 innings, they'd picked up 13 hits against him, a career high. Tough break Roy-Boy. The big hits were in the form of a Votto bomb, a Cabrera RBI single to center, and finally a two-run shot by featured photo Ray-Jay Bruce in the bottom of the 8th. After Harang's exit, the bullpen, even Coco, held up their end of the bargain. So, Reds leave town happy after taking a series from a good team before rolling into the Chicago to pound Carlos Silva today. Travis Wood is to be the beneficiary of the beating propounded upon Silva, making his major league debut replacing recently demoted Sam LeCure. Good luck Travis but remember, it is the Cubs. Nothing to worry about. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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