Game 105: Bats Remain Silent as Wood, Reds Best Buccos

Travis Wood allowed two singles and a walk in seven shutout innings. The Reds pieced together four different innings in which they scored a single run.

Cincinnati got going against Ross Ohlendorf in the first inning. Ohlendorf walked the first two hitters and Miguel Cairo singled home Brandon Phillips. Ohlendorf struck out two of the next three hitters to prevent more damage. The Reds stranded two runners in the third. They would not do the same in the next frame. With the bases loaded and one out, Ryan Hanigan’s ground out scored Jonny Gomes who had doubled earlier in the inning. Brandon Phillips was at the center of a rally in the fourth. He singled leading off. Stole second and moved to third on a fly ball out. Cairo got Phillips home with a sac fly.

The Pirates best chance came in the fifth when they put two on with two out. Jeff Clement pinch hit for Ohlendorf and grounded out to Phillips.

Chris Heisey hit an inside the park tater off Joel Hanrahan in the 8th to finish the scoring.

Ohlendorf allowed three runs in five innings. He walked four and struck out four.

The Good
Four IP and one run allowed from the bullpen.

The Bad
Getting shutout.

Jose Tabata’s hitting streak ended.

The Rest
Wood picks up his second career win in his first appearance against the Pirates. Ohlendorf falls to 1-3 versus Cincinnati in five starts and one relief outing.

Heisey has seven homers and 10 RBI. In the history of Major League Baseball (at least as compiled by Baseball-Reference.com), no player has gone a whole season with seven HR and just 10 RBI.

Russ Springer made his 2010 debut and appeared with his 10th ML club.

Analysis
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