Actually, I'm not sure that Philly won-- but they were ahead 2-7 in the bottom
of the eighth. I was going to post the box score but since Cinci was playing
so criminally bad, the pub I was at had to turn the game off.
So here's what's up:
Cincinnati had seven hits, all singles, by the end of the eighth. This makes
it six games with exactly ONE extra base hit.
Cincinnati was 0-5 with runners in scoring position.
---Now if a team is going to be completely without power, they absolutely
HAVE to hit in clutch situations.
Cincinnati starter Tom Browning pitched 4.1 innings, giving up 5 runs and 10 hits
while striking out 5. He was surely the loser tonight.
---Reds starters, while supposedly solid, have won only one game this year.
(Of course, the Reds have only won two...)
Clean-up batter Sabo went 0-4. Besides yesterday's homer, he's SUCKED at the plate.
Dibble may not actually return Friday. This may not mean anything since Cinci may
not find themselves in a save situation for a while...
Speaking of which, The Reds have ha exactly one lead this week... for one-and-
a-half innings after Chris' dinger on Tuesday.
Manager Tony Perez says the Reds are just not swinging the bat well right now.
---Good call, Doggie.