Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Game Wrap 9/15/2015: Reds 9 Giants 8

This was a wild ragged affair with the lead see-sawing back and forth.  The key inning was a bullpen and defensive meltdown in the 7'th inning that gave the Reds 5 runs.  Key Lines:

Kelby Tomlinson- 2 for 5.  BA= .300.  Tomlinson and Duffy were hitting back-to-back in this lineup.  They are so similar in their history and approach, it is fun to watch.

Matt Duffy- 3 for 5.  BA= .304.  Article by Duffman about breaking into the major leagues is getting national attention.  Good read!

Buster Posey- 2 for 4, HR(18), BB.  BA= .329.  Buster's 3-run dinger with Tomlinson and Duffy on board tied the game at 3 runs each.  It was on a two strike pitch.

Brandon Belt- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .282.  Belt hit his head on the fielder's leg getting back to 2B on one of the doubles when the throw was unexpectedly cut off.  He seemed shaken up on the play, but stayed in the game.   His error in the 7'th was a pivotal play in allowing the 5 runs to score.  Gotta wonder if he was still feeling the effects of the trauma.  Near as I can tell from the boxscore, it looks like he finished the game, though.

Jarrett Parker- 1 for 1, HR(1).  BA= .273.  In Parker's last 2 AB's, he has hit 2 absolute bombs.  A couple of games ago, he hit a towering ground-rule double into Triples Alley.  This time, he cleared the RF wall just to the right of Triples Alley.  Blasts like those, especially in PH roles will get you noticed by the manager!

Chris Heston- 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 3.61.  Heston had a wild hair up his nose in the first inning, but then settled down and pitched very well over the next 4 innings.  He was lifted for the PH Parker who made the most of that move.  Heston was in line for the W until the 7'th inning meltdown.

Mike Broadway- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.73.  Broadway has been unscored upon in his last 3 appearances with 4 K's against 0 BB's covering 2.1 IP.  His upside is tremendous with the mid-upper 90's velocity.  Maybe he is starting to settle in as a MLB reliever?

Jake Peavy tries for a series win facing Michael Lorenzen tonight.  The Reds have an all-rookie starting rotation right now.  Props to them for that!

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