Thursday, February 20, 2014

Reds Sweep Padres

San Diego Stadium,

Game 1,

Lee May Smacked his 7th homerun of the season and veteran Jim Maloney pitched a masterful performance as Cincinnati blanked the Padres. Maloney pitched a complete game shut out while allowing only 2 singles in the stellar outing. Maloney remains perfect at 3-0. Reds 4....Padres 0.

Game 2,

Merritt and Dick Kelley both struggled in a hitter's match in the second game of the series.  Bobby Tolan connected for two homeruns as Cincy outlasted the Padres.  Gary Nolan earned his 4th win as the last reliever to pitch for the Reds during the game. Dick Kelley lasted six innings as he coughed up 5 runs. Star outfielder Pete Rose went 3 for 4 to improve his average to .406. Bobby Tolan kept pace with Rose with 3 hits of his own and maintain an identical .406 batting average.  Reds 7....Padres 5.

Game 3,

Cincinnati banged out 15 hits including 4 by super fuego Bobby Tolan to knock off the Friars.  Alex Johnson went 4 for 5 and drove in 4 runs in support of Jack Fisher. Fisher earned his first victory of the season to even his record at 1-1.  The loss went to veteran south paw Johnny Podres (1-3).  Reds 7...Padres 1.

Game 4,

Cincinnati erupted for 3 runs in the top of the ninth to break a 2-2 tie.  Friar reliever Jack Baldschun was the recipient of the big Red bats as they abused him for 4 runs on 7 hits through 1.2 innings of relief work to fall to 1-2. Clay Carroll blew the save for the wins but picked up the victory (2-0).  Reds 5...Padres 2.

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