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Like Capt. Richard Phillips, the Reds have a newfound respect for Pirates. Reds lose, 9-3.

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Aroldis Chapman.  Despite Pitch f/X might say, the legend of 106 is worth preserving.  Honorable mentions go to Chris Heisey and Ramon Hernandez.

Key Plays

  • The first inning woes for the Reds continued, this time starring Travis Wood.  After retiring Andrew McCutchen, Wood walked Jose Tabata, then gave up singles to Matt Diaz, Neil Walker, and Steve Pearce.  Tabata and Diaz scored, but Wood struck out Lyle Overbay.  Then Chris Snyder singled, and Walker scored.  Pirates lead, 3-0.
  • In the second inning, Scott Rolen hit a ground rule double, and moved to third on a passed ball.  Jonny Gomes hit a grounder to third which Steve Pearce threw away, allowing Rolen to score.  It was the most offense the Reds could muster until the ninth inning.  Pirates lead, 3-1.
  • The fourth inning was some sort of Bosch-ian nightmare.  Chris Snyder and Ronny Cedeno led of the inning with singles, and after Kevin Correia bunted them over, Andrew McCutchen doubled off the base of the wall.  Snyder and Cedeno scored, and Jordan Smith came in to relieve Travis Wood.  He struck out Jose Tabata, but Matt Diaz singled, driving in McCutchen.  Neil Walker... walked.  Steve Pearce singled, scoring Diaz, and Lyle Overbay doubled, scoring Pearce.  Pirates lead, 8-1.
  • Matt Maloney pitched the fifth inning, and didn't seem to be much of an improvement.  Ronny Cedeno singled, and Kevin Correia sacrificed him over to second.  Andrew McCutchen walked, and Jose Tabata got an infield single to load the bases.  Matt Maloney hit Matt Diaz with a pitch to force in Cedeno.  Quite luckily, Neil Walker grounded into a double play, and the Reds only allowed one run.  Pirates lead, 9-1.
  • In the ninth inning, pinch hitter Ramon Hernandez singled, and Chris Heisey hit his second home run of the season.  Pirates win, 9-3.



Other Notes

  • Pinch hitters had three of the Reds four hits.
  • Mike Leake getting arrested for shoplifting was the least embarrassing thing for the Reds today.



Final - 4.18.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh Pirates 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 9 15 1
Cincinnati Reds 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 0
WP: Kevin Correia (3 - 1)
LP: Travis Wood (1 - 2)

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