If you would have told me that the Reds’ starters in the first four games of this trip would allow 3 runs (Claussen), 1 run (Harang), 1 earned run (Ramirez, on a rough defensive night, but still one earned run) and 3 runs (Arroyo), I would have guessed the Reds would have started off better than 1-3 on the trip. But that’s baseball. Yesterday’s 9-8 victory helped cushion the blow.
On the bright side, it is good to see the starters keeping the team in games. And the bullpen has been getting the job done, too.
The Reds will finally have a "normal" six-game homestand, the first since the first week of the season, beginning Tuesday night.
Also, our Marketing folks wanted to pass along a reminder about some of the club’s upcoming promotions for this homestand:
- Bleacher Discount Date – Bleacher seats for $4 when purchased in advance of game day (Thursday, May 11, 7:10 p.m. vs. Nationals)
- Great American Insurance Group Adam Dunn Figurine Night (Saturday, May 13, 6:10 p.m. vs. Phillies)
- Kahn’s Mothers Day Sports Bottle (Sunday, May 14, 1:15 p.m. vs. Phillies)