Sunday, April 29, 2007

Game 22: Reds 8 Pirates 1

Talk about a nightmare inning. In the fifth inning last night, Ronny Paulino elected to throw a sacrifice bunt attempt to second to allow a run to score, then Freddy Sanchez threw a ground ball to second to third base to try and get the lead runner, leaving everyone safe (or at least that's what it sounded like on the radio). The lack of fundamentals resulted in four Reds' runs and ended the game for all intents and purposes. That and the dominant performance of Matt Belisle (don't get excited, Matt, it was our offense, not you, trust me) ended the losing streak at five. Ugh, I'm glad that one wasn't on TV.