Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Reds even series at 1

Ryan Madson hit his first speed bump of the season last night. Entering last night's contest, he was sporting a 0.47 ERA with nine saves in as many opportunities. With the game knotted at three in the top of the ninth, Madson got the call.

He ended up allowed three runs on three hits and one walk, handing Cincinnati a 6-3 victory.

With one out and no one on, Drew Stubbs layed down a bunt. Madson hurried off the mound and threw the ball away, allowing Stubbs to reach second. It was ruled a single and an error on Madson, but had he let Placido Polanco, who was in a much better position to make the play, Polly might have nailed him.

With two outs, after an intentional walk to Joey Votto and a Scott Rolen single, Jay Bruce hit a bases clearing double to center, sealing the win.

Madson took his first loss of the season, rising his ERA to 1.80.

The Phillies led for the first part of the game. After Votto scored in the first on a bloop single from Scott Rolen, which Vance Worley made a terrific pitch busting him in, the Phils responded in the second.

Raul Ibanez hit an RBI double and Domonic Brown put them in front 2-1 with a sacrifice fly. Carlos Ruiz tacked on a run in the fourth with an RBI double.

The Reds rallied to tie the game in the fifth, thanks in large part to a Johnny Cueto lead-off walk.

Worley pitched pretty well but had some hard luck, Cincinnati found some holes and blooped some balls into no man's land. He ended up going five, allowing three runs on six hits, four walks and three strikeouts.

Chase Utley got his first hit of the season, going 1-for-4. He's 1-for-9 (.111) through two games.

Ruiz continued to swing a hot bat, going 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, raising his average to .256.

Roy Halladay takes the mound tonight against Travis Wood, leaving a good chance that Utley gets his first day off since his call-up, with a lefty on the mound.

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