Reds starter Edinson Volquez continued his first inning troubles. Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata started the game with consecutive home runs. Lyle Overbay walked and Neil Walker doubled. Volquez whiffed Pedro Alvarez before walking Garrett Jones. Chris Snyder walked to force in a run and Ronny Cedeno's deep fly ball made it 4-0.
Cincinnati got one back in the second when Jonny Gomes homered off of Jeff Karstens. Three straight singles in the bottom of the fourth off Karstens brought home another run, with Paul Janish stroking the run producing knock. The wheels fell off in the next inning. Karstens was pulled after three straight one out hits. Miguel Cairo homered to make it 4-3. Joey Votto singled and Scott Rolen doubled to tie the game. Exit Karstens. Enter Daniel McCutchen. The other Cutch gave up a two out RBI single to Jay Bruce to put Cincy up 5-4.
The lead didn't last long. Garrett Jones blasted a solo homer (by blasted I ...
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.