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Redmond's Debut Spoiled

August 18, 2012


After being called up, sent down and called up again by both the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds, Todd Redmond had a rough go of it when he made his Major League debut in part two of the day/night double header against the Chicago Cubs. In just three and a third innings, Redmond gave up seven hits, four runs, walked five and struck out two. The Reds made it interesting, however, but fell short tonight by a final score of 9-7.

Brett Jackson got the scoring started for the Cubs when he lined his first career home run into left field to make it a 1-0 ball game.The Reds then responded when Ryan Ludwick launched his 24th home run of the year in the bottom half of the inning.

In the fourth inning, Anthony Rizzo singled that plated Luis Valbuena making it a 2-1 ballgame. That was then followed by a Starlin Castro double to plate Joe Mather and it was then a 3-1 ballgame. After Redmond was pulled in favor or Alfredo Simon, Bryan LaHair bounced into a fielder's choice, but the Reds were unable to record an out because Frazier tried to stop the run from scoring, but to no avail, making it a 4-1 ballgame.

In the fifth inning it was Luis Valbuena hitting a double to plate another run for the Cubs to make it a 5-1 ballgame, when Adrian Cardenas scored. In the bottom half of the inning, Chris Heisey singled and plated Jay Bruce to make it 5-2. 

But in the sixth inning the Cubs continued to push the lead out, when Starlin Castro tripled to plate Anthony Rizzo, Brian LaHair then followed that up with a single, and then Adrian Cardenas doubled to score Brian LaHair, making it an 8-2 ballgame.

But the Reds would do their best to not be outdone tonight by the Cubs. Todd Frazier singled to plate Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen then doubled to plate Ryan Ludwick and it was 8-4. In the bottom of the seventh inning it was another home run by Ryan Ludwick--this time of the two-run variety, to make it an 8-6 ball game at the end of seven. 

To the bottom of the eighth we go, and it was a Miguel Cairo RBI triple to cut it to one at 8-7. But in the top half of the ninth inning, it was a David DeJesus home run off Logan Ondrusek to make it a 9-7 ballgame, which brings you to the final.

That's all for me, folks. It's tough to win two games in the same day, but the Reds almost did it. A lot of momentum was on the Reds' side until DeJesus hit the home run in the ninth inning. It's a tough game to lose-- but fear not, because the Pirates lost to the Cardinals today so we are still six and a half games up on the Pirates, seven and half on the Cardinals. It will be Mat Latos on the hill tomorrow with a 1:10 start. I will be at the game tomorrow, so if you see me make sure you say hello. Or, you can find me on twitter @stieneKYSCO . 

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