The last time the Reds saw Dan Haren starter today for the Nationals, they pounded the ball connecting on 4 homeruns off him and routed the Nationals 15-0 on April 5th. Well 3 weeks later on this April 27th afternoon everything was different and Haren quiet the Reds bats this time around going 6 innings allowing 1 run in a Nationals 6-3 victory this afternoon.
The Reds only managed to score 3 runs that’s an “offensive explosion” for them given the fact they have scored a ground total of 12 runs after the 8 run 7th inning Last c Sunday vs the Miami Marlins in a 10-6 win.
Shin Soo Choo homered in the sixth and Brandon Phillips had 3 hits and 2 RBIs those the only two offense contributors this afternoon the team in a general are in a funk and must get the offense going or Reds fans are gonna start to freak out and probably will demand answers from Dusty since everything is always his fault according to Reds Nation.
Today they would have scored more today had it not be for two outstanding defensive plays by Nationals Centerfield Denard Span robbing Zack Cozart in the 7th inning with bases loaded on a line drive sprinted to get the ball that would cleared the bases and tied the game at 6 at the time but it wasn’t meant to be.
Reds are 1-8 on the road to start the season worst in the majors, last year they were 47-34 away from Great American Ballpark that helped them win the division so far this season the road hasn’t been pleasant for the Reds its early though. They will turn to Tony Cingrani to stop the reeling and avoid getting swept in 4 games. First pitch from National Park tomorrow is at 1:35pm. Lets hope we can salvage a win in this series hang in there Redlegs.