Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
Los Angeles 5
W: S. Tolleson (3-1)
L: H. Bailey (12-10)
S: B. League (4)
–Homer Bailey pitched six great innings. (For more on tonight’s performance, see “NEGATIVES” below.)
–Denis Phipps hit his first major league homer, a two-run shot. He also uncorked a frozen rope throw from right field to third base that had jaws dropping around the ballpark.
–Joey Votto walked three times.
–Ryan Hanigan left the game with a bruised right shoulder. X-rays were negative, apparently.
–Homer Bailey pitched a terrible seventh inning, surrendering four runs while collecting only two outs. On the evening, Bailey’s line looked like this: 6.2 IP, 5 runs on 5 hits, 2 BB, 6K.
–The offense wasn’t very good.
–Reds lose and I couldn’t care less. Life is good.
–Dusty Baker missed the game again tonight, but we’re told he’s out of the hospital, back in Cincinnati, and he’ll be back in the dugout for Tuesday’s game.
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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