|Arizona Diamondbacks (47-61)
|Cincinnati Reds (53-54)
|W: W. Miley (7-7) L: A. Simon (12-6) S: A. Reed (26)|
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Watch the beautiful diving catch by Chris Heisey in the top of the 1st inning. Reason alone why Chris should be starting more games in LF than he currently is. Run prevention. But, not long after, Heisey was thrown out attempting to stretch a hit off the glove of Mark Trumbo into a double.
Ramon Santiago thrown out EASILY attempting to steal third? One question. WHY? I have no problem with Heisey hustling and trying to take advantage of a ball off the glove of Trumbo—nothing ventured, nothing gained. But, who knows what Santiago was thinking.
Alfredo Simon made one really bad pitch in the 6th to Paul Goldschmidt and it was enough to put the Reds in a 2-0 hole. Simon’s final line: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K.
After singling in the first batting for Simon, Kris Negron was sacrificed to second, but got himself thrown out at third on either the second or third TOOTBLAN of the day, depending upon how you score it.
J.J. Hoover came into the game in the top of the 8th and could not hold the Diamondbacks, surrendering the third run of the game for the visitors.
Carlos Contreras suffered all kinds of control problems, giving up a 2-run HR to Didi Gregorius of all people. He must have enjoyed that trip around the bases of GABP. That effectively put the game out of reach, although at 2-0, it seemed that way anyway.
But not so fast. Just like the other night, the tardy Reds offense would wait until the last minute to get going. In the 9th, Billy Hamilton would single, Santiago would walk … and Devin Mesoraco would homer to bring the Reds close.
Not So Random Thoughts ….
The Reds left 10 men on the bases. Business as usual from the offensive Cincinnati offense.