In yesterday’s final preseason game, the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Indianapolis Colts 20-16. Quarterback Andy Dalton was injured during the Bengals’ first drive, as his hand slammed against against a teammate’s facemask. Dalton would be fine. The Bengals took a 10-0 lead, before being outscored 20-6. They finish the preseason 2-2, and open the season against the Baltimore Ravens Monday Night.
In all of Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds are the first team to accumulate 80 wins. They defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday 6-2, with help from two Chris Heisey home runs. Tonight the Reds play the Houston Astros at 8:05 p.m. in Minute Maid Park. With a record of 80-52, the Reds have the best record in MLB. 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto returns Saturday.
Cincinnati Reds defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 last night. The major story is the feat of Johnny Cueto, who became the first Major League pitcher to 17 wins on the season. At 17-6 and an ERA below 2.60, Cueto is making a push for 20 wins, and the Cy Young Award. Not bad, considering he wasn’t apart of the NL All-Star Team.
The Reds have won two in a row and are 7 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals. They play again today in Arizona, at 3:35 p.m.
The Cincinnati Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 last night, thanks to a Bronson Arroyo home run, and an error made by the Diamondbacks’ first baseman, Paul Goldschmidt. The Reds play again in Arizona tonight @ 9:35 p.m.
50-year old Roger Clemens has been signed by the Sugarland Skeeters (Independent League). Clemens pitched Saturday and completed 3 1/3 scoreless innings. While Clemens has admitted he is not “Major League Ready,” the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers have expressed interest in signing him.
7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstong is finished fighting the United States Anti-doping agency and their claims of Armstrong using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career. The famous cyclist said, “enough is enough.” It’s important to note this is not a confession, as he continued to deny any wrongdoing. However, it is a concession to the battle with the USADA. The devastating consequences are a lifetime ban from cycling, and titles being stripped from him.
For the second game in a row the Reds downed the Phillies, winning 3-2. Bronson Arroyo pitched 8 quality innings and Jay Bruce hit a mammoth home run which proved to be the difference. The final game of the four game series is tonight as Johnny Cueto faces Cole Hamels.