Game 135 Recap: Reds 3, Braves 1

Two words to describe this game -- no offense. The Braves were shut down by Bronson Arroyo and the Reds pen. The middle of the order -- Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, and Adam LaRoche -- were 0-for-11, and only Chipper got on base with a walk, while McCann grounded into a critical rally killer double-play in the first inning. It was actually down hill from there.

Nate McLouth was activated of the DL and entered the game when Yunel Escobar had to leave because of hyper-extending his leg while trying to beat out a play at first base in the fourth inning. Bobby Cox also left the game by way of ejection for the second straight night. He was arguing about Yuney being called out on that play for being inside the baseline when the ball hit him in the back of the head. McLouth, meanwhile, accounted for the only Atlanta run; a homerun on the first pitch he saw in his first at-bat back from the DL.

Another double-play in the ninth killed any chance of a rally by Atlanta. The Braves used Kenshin Kawakami in relief in the ninth inning -- he got the Reds 1-2-3. As we suspected, it looks like he might be the guy to go from the rotation to the pen.

I said pre-game that this was a must win game, and our slim playoff hopes are getting slimmer.


Final - 9.4.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Cincinnati Reds 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Atlanta Braves 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Complete Coverage >


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker