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Fish got to swim, birds got to fly, Reds fans got to wonder, "Why? Why? Why?" Reds lose 6-4 in extras.

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Ian Stewart.  Stewart went 2-4 with a walk.  He hit a home run to get the Rockies scoring started, and drove in two runs.

Key Plays

  • Stewart hit that home run with two outs in the fourth.  It, as mentioned, got the Rockies scoring started.
  • Despite mostly holding the Rockies in check, Bronson Arroyo ran into some shaky ground in the sixth, and wasn't helped by bad defense and bad calls.  Todd Helton led off with a single, then Brad Hawpe traded places with him on a force out.  Troy Tulowitzki singled to move Hawpe to second, then Ian Stewart came to bat.  He singled to center and Hawpe scored.  Alex Gonzalez missed the catch on the relay and allowed Tulowitzki to score.  The Rox were up 3-0.
  • In the seventh inning, a Red besides Drew Sutton managed to get a hit as Brandon Phillips doubled to start things off.  Jason Marquis hit new Red Scott Rolen in the head with a pitch, and just like that, our injury prone third baseman was out of the game with an injury.  But there were two men on and Laynce Nix blasted a shot to right field, tying the game.  Yay!
  • Reliable Arthur Rhodes pitched the eighth, but sadly gave up a home run to Troy Tulowitzki.  The Rockies had a one run lead.
  • No one in the Colorado dugout was comfortable though, because they knew that they had to face Joey Votto one more time.  In an absolutely clutch at-bat, Jo-eh homered to tie the game once more.  Seriously, this guy Votto is good.
  • Francisco Cordero pitched a scoreless ninth, and the game went into extra innings.  He pitched a scoreless tenth too.
  • In the eleventh, Chris Iannetta singled off of Nick Masset to lead things off.  He took second on a wild pitch, then moved to third on a sacrifice bunt.  Dexter Fowler then tripled over the head of Laynce Nix, and later came around to score himself on Garret Atkins's single.  Rockies win, 6-4.
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 Other Notes

  • The Reds lost their sixth in a row, which matches their longest losing streak of the season.  That previous six game skid came immediately before this one, with a win over San Diego sandwiched in between.
  • The Reds have only won 8 games since the beginning of July.
  • Drew Sutton got two hits in the leadoff spot.  Ryan Hanigan went hitless in the second leadoff spot, but did draw a walk.
  • Votto homered for the second time this series and is now one away from catching Jay Bruce for the team lead.


Final - 8.2.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Colorado Rockies 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 6 8 0
Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 5 1
WP: Franklin Morales (3 - 0)
SV: Huston Street (28)
LP: Nick Masset (4 - 1)

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