Reds Lose on Opening Day

On Opening Day, after an hour rain delay, the Cincinnati Reds dropped their home opener in Great American Ballpark to the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Monday afternoon. 

After Arizona Diamondback firstbase man Conor Jackson hit an RBI single to score secondbase man Orlando Hudson in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead, the Diamondbacks would hit 2 more solo home runs in the third inning to go up 3-0.  The Reds caught up to the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the 4th inning when they scored their only 2 runs of the game.  After secondbase man Brandon Phillips hit a triple RBI for Ken Griffey to score the run, left fielder Adam Dunn grounded out to second for Brandon Phillips to score.  Arizona would hit another solo home run in the 7th inning to put away the Reds.

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Brandon Webb got the W on opening day after he pitched 6 innings for the Diamondbacks, giving up 2 runs, 3 hits, 6 walks, and had 4 strikeouts. 

This was not the way new Reds Manager Dusty Baker wanted to make his starting debut.  When will the Reds have a winning season?  Hopefully Dusty Baker and the Reds can get it together this year and have a winning season because they need to end their 7 year season losing streak. 

The Cincinnati Reds have 2 more games against Arizona starting on Wednesday night at 7 PM and Thursday afternoon, before having a 4 game homestand with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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