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Bronson Arroyo sure could hang a pitch. I like girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch. Reds lose, 10-4.

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Adrian Gonzalez.  His spirit crushing grand slam in the fourth inning put this game to bed.  Honorable mention goes to Tony Gwynn, Jr. and Ryan Hanigan.

Key Plays

  • Suspected MLS player Chase Headley began the damage in the second inning with a leadoff single, followed by back to back doubles from Will Venable and Matt Stairs.  One out later, Tony Gwynn, Jr. hit his first home run of the season and the Badroyo meltdown was in full effect.  Padres lead, 4-0.
  • The fourth inning was the real killer.  Nick Hundley and Gwynn singled to begin the affair, and then Arroyo walked Kevin Correia, who was trying to bunt.  Everth Cabrera then singled to drive in Hundley and Gwynn, and Bronson's night was through.  Micah Owings came in in relief, but gave up a single to Jerry Hairston, Jr., and then a grand slam to Adrian Gonzalez.  Finally, he got the three outs to end that horrible inning.  Padres lead, 10-0.
  • Correia held the Reds hitless until the sixth inning when Ryan Hanigan finally got a double.  Chris Dickerson got a single one out later, and Orlando Cabrera brought Hanigan in with a sacrifice fly.  The Padres pitched around Joey Votto, as they had all night, and Brandon Phillips then hit a single to bring in Dickerson.  With a little two out rally going, Dusty judged the time to be right to pinch hit Miguel Cairo for Scott Rolen.  The Reds didn't score any more runs.  Padres lead, 10-2.
  • To appease the fans that were left, the Reds put up a bit of a fight in the ninth inning.  Jay Bruce walked, and Drew Stubbs was hit by a pitch.  Hanigan then got his second hit of the game, a single, to drive in Bruce.  After pinch hitter Jonny Gomes and Chris Dickerson both struck out (Dickerson's fourth of the game), doubles machine Paul Janish hit a double that scored Stubbs.  The Padres made a pitching change, and Joe Thatcher struck out Joey Votto.  Padres win, 10-4.
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Other Notes

  • Joey Votto walked three times.  The Padres correctly surmised that he was the only one in the lineup that might hurt them, and pitched around him all game.
  • Micah Owings did give up a grand slam, but then pitched four scoreless innings of relief with five strikeouts and no walks.
  • Carlos Fisher made his season debut.
  • Paul Janish and Ryan Hanigan are both batting over .400.
  • Everyone in the Padres starting lineup except Correia got at least one hit.
  • Not many French names were heard during the game.

  • Final - 4.23.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
    San Diego Padres 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 10
    Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4

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