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If you had traded for Jim Edmonds, you'd be winning right now. Reds lose, 3-2.

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Jim Edmonds.  Jedmonds (which is probably the name of a Duggar child) hit a pinch hit home run that won the game for the Brewers on a night when neither team was getting much in the way of offense.  Honorable mentions go to Jonny Gomes and Randy Wolf.

Key Plays

  • Scott Rolen made his glorious return to the lineup by being hit by a pitch from Randy Wolf to lead off the second inning.  Wolf walks a lot of batters, but hitting them is more efficient.  Jonny Gomes and Jay Bruce both singled to load the bases, and after Drew Stubbs's obligatory strikeout, Ryan Hanigan singled to drive in Gomes and Bruce.  Reds lead, 2-0.
  • In the third inning, Bronson Arroyo got two quick outs, but then surrendered a single to the pitcher, Randy Wolf.  Two out hits by the pitcher always suck, and you know why?  Because Rickie Weeks blasts monstrous home runs to center field in the third inning, so you should probably avoid pitching to him then if at all possible.  Game tied, 2-2.
  • There was no offense for a long time.
  • In the eighth inning, pinch hitter Jim Edmonds hit a home run off Arroyo.  There were again two outs at the time.  Brewers win, 3-2.



Other Notes

  • Rickie Weeks has 21 home runs.  I am astonished to learn that.
  • Since the All-Star Break (and a pair of shutouts at the hands of the Phillies), the Reds offense has scored 47 runs in 11 games, or 4.27 runs a game.  It's not a ton, but the offense hasn't been anemic either (although there were two shutouts and a one run game among those eleven).


Final - 7.26.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati Reds 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 X 3 3 0
WP: Carlos Villanueva (1 - 0)
SV: John Axford (15)
LP: Bronson Arroyo (10 - 6)

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