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No babies allowed on the Hit Wagon! Reds beat the Dodgers 11-9.

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

This is a close one, but I'm going with Joey Votto.  In 4 PAs, he walked, singled, and homered.  Not a bad night for Joey.

Key Plays

  • Scott Rolen and Jay Bruce also reached base more than once each, Jonny Gomes picked up 2 RBIs, and Brandon Phillips homered in his first of two ABs in the second inning.  Yeah, the offense did pretty well tonight.
  • And I haven't even mentioned Paul Janish yet!  He came up with men on first and second and two outs, with the score tied in the bottom of the eighth.  He singled to shallow left to bring in one of those, and then avoided getting tagged in a poorly executed run-down that resulted, allowing another run to score.
  • Of course, all of that offense was necessary because the pitching kind of sucked.  I'm not really going to dwell on that.

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Other Notes
  • There were some absolutely dreadful metaphors used by the broadcasting team tonight.  So painful.

  • It's been a very long time since the Reds last scored six runs in an inning, as they did in the second tonight.

  • Dusty didn't do much to make people think he knows how to manage a bullpen, blowing through six relievers after Homer Bailey pitched five and a third innings.  Nick Masset was the only reliever to allow earned runs though, giving up four to tie the game up at nine.


  • Final - 4.20.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
    Los Angeles Dodgers 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 9
    Cincinnati Reds 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 2 X 11

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