Game #212 - Cincinnati Reds, 9 @ Atlanta Braves, 4
Well, I can't believe it, but today is the one year anniversary of starting this Statis Pro season/blog.
I'm tickled that anybody even stops by and reads this, so thank you for that!
On to the game...Bob Horner and Chris Chambliss had RBI singles each in the bottom of the first off Reds starter Jeff Russell to give Atlanta a quick lead. Cincinnati came roaring back in the top of the second, though. Tim Foley hit a sacrifice fly to score Cesar Cedeno and catcher Brad Gulden poked a single to plate Dan Driessen. Braves starter Craig McMurtry continued to struggle in the third and gave up two more runs.
The Reds had their biggest inning in the fifth. The bases were loaded when lead off hitter Eddie Milner came to bat. GRAND SALAMI! The Braves scored two more runs off Russell in the eighth, thanks to a 2-RBI double from Dale Murphy, but the Reds stayed in control for the win. The victory brings Cincy to over .500 on the season as the NL West continues to be a tough division.
Winning Pitcher - Jeff Russell
Losing Pitcher - Craig McMurtry
Player of the Game - Eddie Milner, 2-4, Grand Slam, 4RBI's, 2R's, SB, BB