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Reds wield the mighty warhammer Coveleski, the Giant Killer, and smite San Francisco, 6-3.



Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Scott Rolen.  It's very tough to choose just one star of the game tonight.  Rolen went 3-3 with a walk, two doubles, a run scored and two RBI.  Honorable mentions go to Orlando Cabrera, who was 4-5 with three doubles and three runs, and Aaron Harang who pitched an excellent seven innings, giving up five hits and two runs. 

Key Plays

  • Cincinnati got the early lead in the first inning when Orlando Cabrera led off with a single, moved to second on Brandon Phillips's grounder, and scored when Scott Rolen doubled.  Reds lead, 1-0.
  • The Giants came right back in the second on Aaron Harang's only real mistake of the night.  With two outs, he walked Pat Burrell, and then Buster Posey hit his first career home run into the upper deck.  Giants lead, 2-1.
  • Jonathan Sanchez got a little wild in the third inning.  Cabrera hit a one out double, then moved to third on Joey Votto's infield single one out later.  Scott Rolen drew a walk to load the bases, and Sanchez also walked Jonny Gomes to force in the tying run.  After two balls to Jay Bruce, the young right fielder hit an opposite field fly to the wall where Pat Burrell made a very nice inning ending catch.  Game tied, 2-2.
  • Doubles by Orlando Cabrera and Scott Rolen in the fifth inning gave the Reds the lead, 3-2.
  • Drew Stubbs homered off of Sergio Romo in the sixth inning.  Orlando Cabrera later doubled and came home on Brandon Phillips's single.  Pat Burrell's throw arrived just ahead of him, and Cabrera was called out.  Replays seemed to indicate, however, that Eli Whiteside missed the tag.  Reds lead, 4-2.
  • The meat of the Reds order put the game out of reach in the seventh.  Jeremy Affeldt, showing that even former Reds relievers are not to be trusted to keep the opposing team off the board, walked Joey Votto and gave up a single to Scott Rolen.  A wild pitch put both runners in scoring position, and score they did on Jonny Gomes's double.  Reds lead, 6-2.
  • Francisco Cordero came in to close out matters in the ninth inning.  After getting two quick outs, pinch hitter Nate Schierholtz singled and went to second on defensive indifference.  Andres Torres doubled and the Giants did just enough to keep us leery of our own bullpen.  Reds win, 6-3.



Other Notes

  • The warhammer Coveleski is named after Harry Coveleski, a pitcher for the Phillies.  In 1908, he was called up in September in the midst of a pennant race with New York and beat the Giants three times in five days.  For this feat, he earned the nickname "The Giant Killer."  In 1910, he was traded to Cincinnati, where he played only seven games.  In one appearance, he gave up 16 walks.



Final - 6.9.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco Giants 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 0
Cincinnati Reds 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 X 6 12 0
WP: Aaron Harang (5 - 5)
LP: Jonathan Sanchez (4 - 5)

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