Reds come up short on Opening Night

If the Reds keep playing like this, it’s going to be tough to do a daily write-up on the action. The Reds trailed Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals by a 2-0 score for a large portion of the evening only to tie the game on a two run homer to left field by Orlando Cabrera.

The drama was short-lived, as Dusty Baker made a questionable decision bringing in young Logan Ondrusek, who worked himself into trouble walking the hitter before Albert Pujols and sure enough, the game’s best hitter made him pay with a broken bat single into center field that would score the go-ahead run. Matt Holliday then followed it up with a shot to center that put the game out of reach for all technical purposes.

The positives were few and far between. Cabrera had 3 RBI including the homer and another knock. Johnny Cueto threw really well for six innings.

The Reds begin the season 0-2 like last year. Like last year, I expect them to come out today in the business day special and circle the wagons. The Reds will get their first win of the season today with Bronson Arroyo on the bump.