Game Recaps for April 11

A quick look back at what happened yesterday…

The Cincinnati Reds did something they really needed to do, avoiding a sweep at home against the St. Louis Cardinals.  Cincy came back from a 3-1 hole heading into the bottom of the 5th.  Joey Votto doubled to start the Cincinnati 9th and later scored on a walk-off single by Chris Heisey.  Aroldis Chapman went 2 innings, striking out 5 to earn his 2nd win out of the bullpen.  How long until he becomes a starter might depend on how much longer Reds’ starters struggle.  The 97 mph high strikeout of Freese at 0:39 in this video is particularly awesome.

Yovani Gallardo puts together a nice start after getting shelled in his opening effort, while Ryan Dempster pitches well again for the Cubs, only to get the L hung on him.  George Kottaras (seriously) connects for a 2-run homer in the 7th to put Milwaukee up for good.

@ Dodgers 4, PIRATES 1
3 hits each for Matt Kemp and Juan Rivera as the Dodgers (5-1) keep rolling early on.  The Bucs’ Neil Walker is now 1-for-17 in 2012.

Braves 6, @ ASTROS 3
4 more errors for the ‘stros and the Braves batted around in a 3-run 4th inning.  With 8 errors this season, Houston is 3rd-worst in fielding percentage in the National League.



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