Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
New York (NL) 5
W: L. Ondrusek (5-5)
L: T. Byrdak (2-1)
S: F. Cordero (36)
–Chris Heisey was 3-5 with two runs scored, 3 RBI, and his 18th homer…plus an outstanding defensive play in center field.
–Brandon Phillips, Devin Mesoraco, and Edgar Renteria all doubled.
–Homer’s performance was not good, allowing four runs in five innings (on nine hits and a walk). He did strike out seven.
–Another shaky save by CoCo. Jose Arredondo stunk up the stadium.
–A win’s a win. Let’s hope for two more before we put this 2011 season to rest.
–Chris Heisey is playing himself into the 2012 conversation, especially when one compares his season to the struggles we’ve seen from Drew Stubbs.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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