Monday, May 9, 2011

Astros Give Up on the Season After 35 Games, Reds 6-1

Reds continued their recent fine play tonight supported by the strong bats of the bottom of the order. Valaika had two hits from the 7 hole, Hanigan went 3 for 4 and the the highlight was Wood's first hit of the season which happened to leave the yard. Wood can swing the bat a little bit, I think Wandy will remember that next time the Reds roll into town.

Votto finally took a day off, which he probably could use. Hernandez filled his large shoes over at first while Joey drank a couple of Molson's in the dugout. Fred Lewis also got a turn in left. The pitching was solid -  Wood went 6 and 2/3rds without allowing a run. The only run allowed was off the bat of Hunter Pence and then off the glove of Bruce into the right field bleachers. So, that close to a shut out. Leake embraced his new role as garbage time reliever, pitching a scoreless 9th. All around pretty fine performance. It's nice to share the division with the Astros. Bailey makes his second start of the season tomorrow, ready to build on the dominance of start numero uno. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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