Thursday, August 21

Reds baseball game #27!

Tonight, we went back to the ballpark to see the Reds take on the Atlanta Braves...
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GABP was crazy empty this evening...
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The Reds brought up David Holmberg from AAA Louisville to pitch tonight in place of
an injured Homey Bailer...
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His first start for the Reds back in July didn't go so hot...
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Holmberg gave up 7 hits – including three long balls – and 5 earned runs in just 2.2 innings.
So we didn't have a really good feeling coming into this game...
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The Braves Jason Heyward...
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BARGE!
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Holmberg got rocked again. He gave up 6 runs on 5 hits again in just 2.2 innings. :/
Enter Pedro Villarreal...
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The Braves had their ace Julio Tehran on the hill...
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BARGE!!
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Oh wait, that's the same barge. It was trying to turn around or something. One of the
t-shirts the Reds Rally pack shot up into the crowd landed on the seat a couple of seats
over. And we gave it to a little kid sitting in front of us...
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There were some pretty little pink clouds floating by GABP...
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There wasn't much else to get excited about...
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I don't know that there were anywhere near 20,000 people at tonight's game.
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And then awesome happened. Reds outfielder/second baseman Skip Schumaker came
in to pitch the ninth inning...
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Skip went on to pitch a scoreless ninth! And that was the highlight of the game for us.
That, and this guy trying to dance up a Reds rally...
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Turns out he was dancing just a couple sections over...
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Yep. It hasn't been a very good stretch for the Reds lately. :/