|Cleveland Indians (57-58)||0||5||3|
|Cincinnati Reds (59-56)
|W: H. Bailey (9-5)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â L: T.J. House (1-3)|
|Box Score | Stats | Depth Chart | FanGraphs Win Probability|
Tonight’s recap is courtesy of the Reds Connect Zone behind third base. All hail technology.
Todd FraizerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s play at the first base line started a 3-6 double play that got Homer Bailey out of a shaky first inning.
In the bottom of the 1st, Billy Hamilton singled, Jay Bruce then hit a ball deep into the SS hole, pulling the first baseman off the bag. Hamilton barely slowed down as he rounded second, forcing a wild throw that went into the seats, plating the first run. A moment later, Ryan Ludwick would single to left field just out of the reach of the SS, scoring Bruce from third.
HomerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s good again. He has been for awhile, if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been keeping track. You are keeping track, arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you?
His line tonight: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
Reds got their third run as Bailey raced home ahead of a Billy Hamilton inside-the-park hoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦..
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. whoa. Just threw up my internal stop sign. Call me the Steve Smith of the blogosphere. As Hamilton was being tagged out a mere 100 ft away from our seats, my son Zack said Ã¢â‚¬Å“I want Mark Berry back. Billy couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have scored on that if he was Usain Bolt.Ã¢â‚¬Â
And thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the rub. As noted a few days ago, Bryan Price is more than happy pushing the envelope with a team that finds runs hard to come by. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not waiting for hits. Tonight was a perfect example as Hamilton pushed the envelope in the firstÃ¢â‚¬â€and scored; then Smith & Co. pushed it again and prematurely ended the inning.
The IndianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first baseman Santana had a bad night. He Ã¢â‚¬Å“Charlie-BrownedÃ¢â‚¬Â an infield can of corn, then in the 8th Ã¢â‚¬Å“OleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢dÃ¢â‚¬Â a one-hopper from Chisenhall, who made a terrible throw.
Not so random thoughts …
Kris Negron. Again. 2-4 with 2 singles. Have you been hating on Kris Negron? Repent.
According to Lance McAlister, Manny Parra has not given up a run since May 19th. He didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t give up one tonight, either.
Homer Bailey has a 1.62 ERA over his last 7 starts.
Have the Reds responded to Bryan PriceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recent tongue-lashing? Hard to say. But something is going on. What it is ain’t exactly clear. Know what I mean?
Reds win. I was there. And that’s enough.