Thursday, July 20, 2006

Unhappy Recap: Reds 7 Mets 4

Cincinnati literally rained on our parade.

The game got off to a good start as the Mets scored 2 runs in each of the first two innings on two run singles by the great youngsters, Wright and Reyes.

Trachsel actually held the Reds in the first inning and was going well in the second (usually he gives back runs as soon as he gets them.

But the rains came. A 2 hour and 23 minute rain delay. The warning track was completely flooded.




After the rain delay everything fell apart. Trachsel was able to finish the 2nd and 3rd innings but he ran into trouble in the fourth. He gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk before Oliver had to come in and get him out of the jam.

I don't have a problem with Willie bringing him back after the delay. I never understood why that should be such a problem. But if he didn't have a winning streak going would he have been taken out.

The Mets still had the at this point until Aurillia homered off Oliver to tie it.

The Mets bats couldn't do anything with Jason Standrige and David freakin Weathers, even though Weathers walked 3 batters in the 6th. Seems the Reds may have improved themselves a lot by trading for bullpen help even though they gave up 2 good players.

In the 8th inning Duaner Sanchez came in and blew the game. He got a little help from Reyes though. With a runner on second and one out Reyes decided to try to nail the lead runner at third, instead of taking the easy out. Hatteberg was safe at third and the next batter doubled in 2 runs and that was that.
That was Duaner Sanchez' first loss of the season.




Eddie Guardado got the save, his 4th in 4 chances since joining the Reds.

Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and Dennis Miller were at last night's game continuing their little ballpark tour. They've hit games in Baltimore and Pittsburgh so far. They held an impromptu press conference to entertain media members during the rain delay.



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