Reds vs. Pirates – 4/17/2011
Normally, when I go to a baseball game, I snap 300-400 photos. That’s the awesome thing about a digital camera…as long as you have the memory, there’s never a wasted shot. But today, I didn’t have the battery power, and the camera died in the second inning after only 15 clicks.
Here are the best shots from that limited time, and they’re not that fantastic:
Miguel Cairo started at second base in place of Brandon Phillips, who is nursing a groin injury. According to his tweets, BP expects to be in the lineup every day and is disappointed anytime he doesn’t see his name penciled in. Cairo did a pretty good job filling in today…three hits including a solo homer, and most importantly, no runners left on base.
Third baseman Scott Rolen…hit the ball hard but it seemed there was always someone standing where he hit it. He did manage to drive in a run off a fifth-inning double, but left 6 other guys on base.
Joey Votto left 4 on base when all was said and done, despite a hit and 2 walks. If just 2 of those 10 guys had crossed the plate…
Edinson Volquez‘s ERA in the first inning this year is 29.25. No misplace decimal there. Twenty-nine point twenty-five. After the first inning, he turns into a good pitcher with an ERA just under 2.00. He’s got to figure out how to get those first three outs quicker…it would have made the difference today.