This one hurt. We looked forward to this game all day and into the evening. Getting to enjoy a Reds home game from the friendly confines of our home with our Sony Bravia HD TV. All we needed to complete things was a win. The Reds started 0-2, lost us a parlay bet, and snapped our streak on ESPN’s Streak for the Cash.
The only positives you can take from this was that the Reds hit a little bit more in this game and they turn right around tomorrow and play a business day special (even though Bunny Arroyo is throwing). They can make us forget about this pretty quickly as long as they can defeat a guy who has always seemed to have their number (doesn’t every lefty) in Oliver Perez.
The Reds got to Mike Pelfrey early as we thought they would, including a 3-run opposite field bomb by Joey Votto. Jay Bruce narrowly missed a home run off Pelfrey and Laynce Nix deflated us with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th by flying out to the warning track with the bases loaded against Francisco Rodriguez.
Edison Volquez really disappointed. After spotting the Mets an early 2-run lead by way of a Carlos Delgado home run, the Reds turned right around and spotted him with a 4-2 lead. Volquez lost his control and ended up leaving after allowing 4 earned runs with 4 walks and only 4 strikeouts. It was a bad night for Volquez.
So we’ll go get them tomorrow, or so we hope. Still a long ways to go and the energy of this young team is easy to see when you see shots in the dugout of guys picking up their teammates. Someone is going to pay.