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Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks, Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix, AZ
May 11, 2009


Introduction

My series of random game stories continues with the same visiting team as in my last game story but 50 years later with a home team that did not exist in 1959.

The Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks both entered play tied for third in their (different) divisions: the Reds with a record of 17-14 (2-1/2 games out of first); the D-Backs at 13-19 (8-1/2 games out of first).

The Reds' starting pitcher was Bronson Arroyo. Arroyo entered play with a record of 4-2 and a 7.15 ERA - the latter largely the result of his previous start in which he allowed nine earned runs without getting an out in the second inning.

Arroyo's opponent was Jon Garland, who entered play with a 3-1 record and a 4.03 ERA.

First Inning
The Reds jumped on Garland early. Willy Taveras lined a single to center field, Jerry Hairson, Jr. lined a double to left field, and Joey Votto walked to load the bases with nobody out.

Cleanup hitter Brandon Phillips hit into a 6-4-3 double play which scored a run but killed the rally. And when Jay Bruce flied out to left field, the inning was over with only one run scored.

D-Backs leadoff hitter Felipe Lopez matched Taveras with a single leading off the bottom of the first inning. But the next three batters were easy outs and the game moved to the second inning with the Reds leading 1-0.

Second Inning
Garland made quick work of the Reds in the top of the second inning on three groundouts.

Eric Byrnes became the third leadoff hitter in four half-innings to hit a single. But he was thrown out by Reds' rightfielder Jay Bruce trying to stretch it to a double. Hence, when Chris Snyder reached on an error by third baseman Adam Rosales and Augie Ojeda was hit by a pitch, they did so with two out and nobody on base, so that Arroyo was able to get out of the inning by striking out his pitching opponent to end the inning.

Third Inning
For the fourth time in five half-innings, the top of the third inning began with a leadoff single, this one by Bronson Arroyo. Willy Taveras followed with his second single of the game putting runners on first and third. Jerry Hairston, Jr. followed with his second double of the game, this one scoring two runs. Joey Votto grounded out but Brandon Phillips doubled, scoring Hairston with the Reds' third run of the inning and fourth run of game. Garland bore down and got the next two batters, but the Reds led 4-0.

Another half-inning, another leadoff hit - this one a double by Felipe Lopez. After Chris Young flew out to left field, Justin Upton put the ball over the right-field fence to cut the Reds' lead in half. Eric Byrnes singled with two outs but Chad Tracy hit into a force play for the third out.

End of three innings, the Reds led 4-2.

Fourth Inning
Seven half-innings: six leadoff hits. And not just any leadoff hit. Laynce Nix led off the top of the fourth inning with a home run to push the Reds' lead to 5-2. Adam Rosales followed with a home run of his own and the Reds' lead was back to four runs.

Arroyo grounded out for the first out. But Willy Taveras followed with his third hit in as many at bats, this one a double. Jerry Hairston was retired for the first time in the game. But Joey Votto lined a two-out single to left field that scored Taveras and ended Jon Garland's game.

The new D-Backs pitcher was Leo Rosales. He got Brandon Phillips to pop out to end the inning, but the Reds had their largest lead of the game, 7-2. The D-Backs went out 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning, Arroyo's first 1-2-3 inning.

Fifth Inning
Rosales matched that in the top of the fifth inning, capping off his four-batter, four-out outing by striking out Laynce Nix.

The string of seven straight outs ended when Felipe Lopez led off the bottom of the fifth inning with the seventh leadoff hit and fourth home run of the game. Chris Young followed with a single. Arroyo got the next two batters, but Eric Byrnes doubled, scoring Young, cutting the Reds' lead to 7-4. But pinch hitter Conor Jackson popped out to end the inning.

Sixth Inning
Jackson had pinch hit for Leo Rosales after 1-1/3 perfect innings. The new Diamondbacks pitcher was Bobby Korecky.

The best the D-Backs could do in their half of the inning was a one-out single by Ojeda who never got past first base.

Seventh Inning
The Reds picked up in the seventh inning where they had left off in the sixth.

And the top of the seventh inning finally came to an end. And with it, the end of Bobby Korecky's career as an Arizona Diamondback after five games with a 13.50 ERA. He would resurface with the Toronto Blue Jays for whom he played one game in 2012 and two games in 2014 to close out his major-league career.

And so the seventh inning stretch came with the Reds leading 13-4.

Mark Reynolds hit a two-out home run to cut the Reds' lead to 13-5 but it seemed like too little, too late.

Eighth Inning
The D-Backs brought out their fourth pitcher of the game for the eighth inning, Juan Gutierrez. Maybe the D-Backs should have gone to Gutierrez earlier as he worked around a two-out infield single to hold the Reds with only their third scoreless inning of the game.

The Reds also brought out a new pitcher for the eighth inning. Arroyo finished with seven innings in which he allowed 5 runs, all earned, on ten hits. He didn't walk anybody and struck out five. Not a great performance, although a big improvement over his previous start and plenty good enough to leave the game with an 8-run lead.

The Reds new pitcher was Danny Herrera. A leadoff single by pinch hitter Ryan Roberts was wiped out by a classic 6-4-3 double play and Herrera pitched a scoreless 3-batter bottom of the eighth, only the second inning all game in which neither team scored.

Ninth Inning
After all the excitement of the first seven innings, the last two innings were quite a change of pace. The ninth inning saw new pitchers for both teams. Both Josh Wilson and Mike Lincoln pitched scoreless innings and that was that.

Reds win, 13-5!

Game Summary

With their big win, the Reds moved up to a tie for second place, two games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds would go on to win their next two games, pulling into a (3-way) tie for first place. That would be their high-water mark for the 2009 season, which they ended in fourth place with a 78-84 record.

Meanwhile, this loss dropped the Diamondbacks into last place in the NL West. They managed to spend a few days in fourth place, but they ended the season in fifth (last) place in the NL West with a record of 70-92.

Details of the game are shown below. First, I show Player won-lost records for all of the players who participated in the game. Baseball Player won-lost records are constructed so that the players on the winning team earn two pWins and one pLoss in the game while the players on the losing team earn one pWin and two pLosses. I also show expected wins and losses, eWins and eLosses, which are context-neutral. Full play by play details of the game are shown below the won-lost tables. My Player won-lost records are described in more detail in this article and throughout my website.

Retrosheet Box Score and Play-by-Play


Runs by Inning

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
Cincinnati Reds10330420013
Arizona Diamondbacks0020201005


Player Won-Lost Records by Player: Summary

Basic Player Won-Lost Records
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Cincinnati Reds
Willy Taveras0.280.03
0.25
0.320.060.26
Jerry Hairston Jr.0.300.10
0.20
0.210.090.12
Joey Votto0.190.02
0.16
0.200.050.15
Bronson Arroyo0.570.42
0.14
0.460.64-0.18
Laynce Nix0.210.08
0.13
0.210.120.09
Adam Rosales0.180.07
0.12
0.300.170.13
Jay Bruce0.150.12
0.04
0.070.19-0.13
Danny Herrera0.000.00
0.00
0.050.030.02
Mike Lincoln0.000.00
0.00
0.050.030.02
Paul Janish0.000.00
0.00
0.030.000.03
Brandon Phillips0.120.11
0.00
0.140.120.02
Ryan Hanigan0.000.00
0.00
0.050.010.04
Chris Dickerson0.000.00
0.00
0.020.02-0.00
Darnell McDonald0.000.00
0.00
0.010.06-0.05
Ramon J. Hernandez0.000.05
-0.05
0.000.09-0.09
Team Totals21
1
2.111.690.42
   
   
Arizona Diamondbacks
Felipe Lopez0.190.05
0.14
0.330.090.24
Augie Ojeda0.070.03
0.04
0.090.080.02
Leo Rosales0.020.00
0.02
0.070.000.07
Justin Upton0.180.17
0.01
0.190.20-0.01
Ryan Roberts0.000.00
0.00
0.050.010.04
Josh Wilson0.000.00
0.00
0.070.030.05
Juan Gutierrez0.000.00
0.00
0.050.030.01
Miguel Montero0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.02-0.02
Josh Whitesell0.000.02
-0.02
0.000.08-0.08
Chris Snyder0.020.06
-0.03
0.050.14-0.09
Conor Jackson0.000.04
-0.04
0.000.02-0.02
Chad Tracy0.010.07
-0.06
0.010.04-0.04
Bobby Korecky0.020.13
-0.11
0.120.29-0.17
Eric Byrnes0.160.29
-0.13
0.220.190.03
Chris B. Young0.110.29
-0.19
0.090.21-0.12
Mark Reynolds0.000.22
-0.21
0.140.17-0.03
Jon Garland0.220.63
-0.41
0.200.50-0.30
Team Totals12
-1
1.692.11-0.42


Player Won-Lost Records by Player: Detail

Player Won-Lost Records: Batting
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Cincinnati Reds
Willy Taveras0.210.01
0.20
0.230.040.19
Jerry Hairston Jr.0.270.07
0.20
0.160.060.10
Joey Votto0.170.02
0.15
0.140.040.09
Adam Rosales0.150.02
0.13
0.240.070.17
Laynce Nix0.130.02
0.11
0.170.050.12
Bronson Arroyo0.060.02
0.04
0.040.05-0.01
Ryan Hanigan0.000.00
0.00
0.050.010.04
Paul Janish0.000.00
0.00
0.030.000.03
Darnell McDonald0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.06-0.06
Chris Dickerson0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.02-0.02
Brandon Phillips0.090.10
-0.01
0.100.100.00
Ramon J. Hernandez0.000.05
-0.05
0.000.09-0.09
Jay Bruce0.000.08
-0.08
0.000.14-0.14
Team Totals1.080.38
0.70
1.150.730.42
   
   
Arizona Diamondbacks
Felipe Lopez0.150.03
0.12
0.220.060.17
Justin Upton0.160.10
0.06
0.140.080.06
Augie Ojeda0.030.02
0.02
0.070.050.01
Ryan Roberts0.000.00
0.00
0.040.010.03
Josh Wilson0.000.00
0.00
0.030.000.03
Miguel Montero0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.02-0.02
Josh Whitesell0.000.02
-0.02
0.000.07-0.07
Chris Snyder0.020.04
-0.02
0.040.11-0.06
Conor Jackson0.000.04
-0.04
0.000.02-0.02
Eric Byrnes0.130.17
-0.05
0.150.090.06
Jon Garland0.000.06
-0.06
0.000.02-0.02
Chad Tracy0.000.06
-0.06
0.000.04-0.04
Chris B. Young0.080.17
-0.09
0.060.12-0.07
Mark Reynolds0.000.09
-0.09
0.130.070.06
Team Totals0.580.81
-0.23
0.870.760.11


Player Won-Lost Records: Baserunning
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Cincinnati Reds
Willy Taveras0.050.01
0.04
0.050.020.04
Bronson Arroyo0.020.00
0.02
0.020.000.02
Joey Votto0.010.00
0.01
0.050.000.04
Brandon Phillips0.010.00
0.01
0.010.000.01
Adam Rosales0.010.00
0.01
0.040.020.02
Jerry Hairston Jr.0.010.00
0.00
0.010.010.01
Ryan Hanigan0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Paul Janish0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Laynce Nix0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.01-0.01
Team Totals0.110.02
0.09
0.190.060.13
   
   
Arizona Diamondbacks
Chris B. Young0.020.00
0.02
0.020.000.02
Felipe Lopez0.010.00
0.00
0.010.000.00
Eric Byrnes0.000.00
0.00
0.000.000.00
Ryan Roberts0.000.00
0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Augie Ojeda0.000.00
0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Josh Wilson0.000.00
0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Chris Snyder0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Team Totals0.030.01
0.02
0.210.070.14


Player Won-Lost Records: Pitching
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Cincinnati Reds
Bronson Arroyo0.480.40
0.08
0.400.59-0.19
Danny Herrera0.000.00
0.00
0.050.030.02
Mike Lincoln0.000.00
0.00
0.050.030.02
Team Totals0.490.40
0.09
0.710.72-0.01
   
   
Arizona Diamondbacks
Leo Rosales0.020.00
0.02
0.070.000.07
Juan Gutierrez0.000.00
0.00
0.050.030.01
Josh Wilson0.000.00
0.00
0.050.030.02
Bobby Korecky0.020.13
-0.11
0.120.29-0.17
Jon Garland0.220.58
-0.36
0.200.48-0.28
Team Totals0.260.71
-0.44
0.490.83-0.34


Player Won-Lost Records: Fielding
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Cincinnati Reds
Jay Bruce0.150.04
0.11
0.060.050.02
Laynce Nix0.080.06
0.02
0.040.06-0.02
Willy Taveras0.020.01
0.01
0.040.010.03
Joey Votto0.010.00
0.01
0.020.000.01
Brandon Phillips0.020.01
0.00
0.020.020.01
Chris Dickerson0.000.00
0.00
0.020.000.02
Paul Janish0.000.00
0.00
0.010.000.01
Darnell McDonald0.000.00
0.00
0.010.000.01
Ramon J. Hernandez0.000.00
0.00
0.000.000.00
Ryan Hanigan0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.000.00
Jerry Hairston Jr.0.020.03
-0.01
0.040.030.01
Adam Rosales0.020.05
-0.02
0.020.08-0.06
Team Totals0.320.20
0.12
0.270.240.03
   
   
Arizona Diamondbacks
Augie Ojeda0.030.01
0.02
0.030.020.01
Felipe Lopez0.030.02
0.01
0.100.030.07
Chad Tracy0.010.00
0.00
0.010.000.00
Ryan Roberts0.000.00
0.00
0.010.000.01
Josh Whitesell0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.01-0.01
Chris Snyder0.000.02
-0.01
0.000.03-0.03
Justin Upton0.020.07
-0.05
0.060.12-0.07
Eric Byrnes0.040.12
-0.08
0.070.10-0.03
Chris B. Young0.010.12
-0.12
0.020.09-0.07
Mark Reynolds0.000.12
-0.12
0.020.11-0.09
Team Totals0.130.48
-0.35
0.300.51-0.21




Play-by-Play Summary

Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 1st Inning
S8/Ltavew001garlj001000.05450.00230.03710.0038
D7/L.1-3hairj002garlj001tavew001000.11960.01030.06370.0174
Wvottj001garlj001hairj002tavew001000.04790.00010.02560.0008
64(1)3/GDP.3-H;2-3philb001garlj001vottj001hairj002tavew001020.00020.07320.00060.0564
7/Fbrucj001garlj001hairj002230.00000.04500.00100.0243
Total Runs Scored:1
 
Bottom of 1st Inning
S8/Glopef001arrob001000.03750.00040.02990.0016
6/Pyounc004arrob001lopef001010.00090.05270.00060.0223
53/G.1-2uptoj001arrob001lopef001120.01100.05100.01780.0402
Kreynm001arrob001lopef001230.00010.03950.00010.0209
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 2nd Inning
163/Ghernr002garlj001010.00000.02390.00000.0219
43/Gnix-l001garlj001120.00000.01630.00000.0224
43/Grosaa001garlj001230.00000.01060.00000.0224
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 2nd Inning
S9/L.BX2(96)byrne001arrob001010.04900.15070.04130.0490
1/Ptracc001arrob001120.00000.02290.00000.0200
E5/Gsnydc002arrob001220.02200.00530.04210.0097
HP.1-2ojeda001arrob001snydc002220.02680.00020.02570.0003
Kgarlj001arrob001ojeda001snydc002230.00010.05680.00010.0212
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 3rd Inning
S8/Larrob001garlj001000.05490.00250.03710.0038
S5/BG.1-3(E5/TH)tavew001garlj001arrob001000.10690.00150.07080.0011
D8/F.3-H;1-Hhairj002garlj001tavew001arrob001000.15430.04390.07740.0135
31/G.2-3vottj001garlj001hairj002010.00710.00940.00190.0143
D7/G.3-Hphilb001garlj001hairj002110.06220.01800.05450.0039
9/F.2-3brucj001garlj001philb001120.00040.02120.00040.0244
5/Phernr002garlj001philb001230.00000.01470.00020.0203
Total Runs Scored:3
 
Bottom of 3rd Inning
D9/Flopef001arrob001000.05530.01780.05670.0124
7/Lyounc004arrob001lopef001010.04240.11510.02590.0587
HR/9/F.2-Huptoj001arrob001lopef001110.15250.00050.12550.0002
63/Greynm001arrob001120.00000.02570.00000.0221
S56/Gbyrne001arrob001220.02290.00530.04190.0097
46(1)/FO/Gtracc001arrob001byrne001230.00020.04130.00050.0227
Total Runs Scored:2
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 4th Inning
HR/8/Fnix-l001garlj001000.12940.00000.12540.0000
HR/78/Frosaa001garlj001000.09960.00000.12540.0000
43/Garrob001garlj001010.00000.01170.00000.0224
D7/Ftavew001garlj001110.03050.00430.05570.0119
9/Fhairj002garlj001tavew001120.00110.01940.00620.0200
S8/L-.2-Hvottj001garlj001tavew001220.06250.00180.06000.0030
3/Pphilb001rosal001vottj001230.00000.00800.00060.0202
Total Runs Scored:3
 
Bottom of 4th Inning
Ksnydc002arrob001010.00000.02150.00000.0207
3/Gojeda001arrob001120.00000.01600.00000.0225
31/Gwhitj002arrob001230.00000.00880.00000.0225
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 5th Inning
8/Fbrucj001rosal001010.00000.00720.00000.0225
9/Fhernr002rosal001120.00000.00530.00000.0231
Knix-l001rosal001230.00000.00300.00000.0207
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 5th Inning
HR/89/Flopef001arrob001000.06000.00000.12540.0000
S7/Gyounc004arrob001000.03570.00170.02970.0010
Kuptoj001arrob001younc004010.00090.04820.00080.0208
8/Freynm001arrob001younc004120.00030.03070.00030.0237
D7/F.1-Hbyrne001arrob001younc004220.07350.01750.08330.0117
4/Pjackc002arrob001byrne001230.00020.04370.00040.0208
Total Runs Scored:2
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 6th Inning
D9/Frosaa001koreb001000.04880.00840.05670.0124
14/SH/BG.2-3arrob001koreb001rosaa001010.00870.00760.00510.0065
S9/L.3-Htavew001koreb001rosaa001110.04090.00290.04190.0077
SB2hairj002koreb001tavew001110.01270.00000.00810.0003
Whairj002koreb001tavew001110.00550.00030.02560.0003
S7/L.2-H;1-2vottj001koreb001hairj002tavew001110.07170.00740.06900.0087
S9/G.2-H;1-3philb001koreb001vottj001hairj002110.03220.00050.06640.0017
WP.3-H;1-3brucj001koreb001philb001vottj001110.01860.00000.05140.0008
43/Gbrucj001koreb001philb001120.00000.00560.00000.0530
43/Ghernr002koreb001philb001230.00000.00300.00000.0230
Total Runs Scored:4
 
Bottom of 6th Inning
Ksnydc002arrob001010.00000.00780.00000.0207
S9/Lojeda001arrob001110.00710.00150.04180.0071
9/Fwhitj002arrob001ojeda001120.00010.00840.00040.0240
8/Llopef001arrob001ojeda001230.00030.01000.01240.0433
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 7th Inning
S9/Lnix-l001koreb001000.00270.00040.04180.0071
D9/F.1-3rosaa001koreb001nix-l001000.00570.00180.06150.0273
Karrob001koreb001rosaa001nix-l001010.00000.00140.00000.0214
S7/G.3-H;2-3tavew001koreb001rosaa001nix-l001110.00570.00130.04410.0295
WP.3-H;1-2hairj002koreb001tavew001rosaa001110.00260.00000.05140.0008
Khairj002koreb001tavew001120.00000.00040.00000.0209
43/Gvottj001koreb001tavew001230.00000.00050.00030.0227
Total Runs Scored:2
 
Bottom of 7th Inning
63/Gyounc004arrob001010.00000.00190.00000.0221
3/Puptoj001arrob001120.00000.00080.00000.0199
HR/7/Freynm001arrob001220.00180.00000.12540.0000
7/Fbyrne001arrob001230.00000.00090.00000.0235
Total Runs Scored:1
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 8th Inning
8/Fphilb001gutij002010.00000.00030.00000.0225
7/Fbrucj001gutij002120.00000.00020.00000.0235
S56/Lhanir001gutij002220.00040.00000.04690.0052
5/Ldickc001gutij002hanir001230.00000.00030.00020.0233
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 8th Inning
S9/Lrober002herrd001000.00280.00010.04180.0071
64(1)3/GDPsnydc002herrd001rober002020.00010.00610.00020.0572
7/Fojeda001herrd001230.00000.00040.00000.0235
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 9th Inning
9/Frosaa001wilsj003010.00000.00010.00000.0231
Wjanip001wilsj003110.00010.00000.02560.0000
64(1)3/GDPmcdod002wilsj003janip001130.00000.00010.00010.0572
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 9th Inning
63/Gwhitj002lincm001010.00000.00070.00000.0221
HPwilsj003lincm001110.00030.00000.02560.0000
8/Fyounc004lincm001wilsj003120.00000.00050.00030.0235
7/Fmontm001lincm001wilsj003230.00000.00010.00020.0238
Total Runs Scored:0
 

Traditional Box Score and Play-by-Play

Article last updated: March 22, 2020



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