The Cincinnati Reds opened their season today against the LA Angels. The 43,168 fans got their money’s worth. The game went 13 innings before the Angels finally won a battle of attrition against the Reds by a 3-1 score. The game lasted nearly five hours and required 12 pitchers.
Both opening pitchers pitched a masterful game.
Angels pitcher Jered Weaver went six innings, gave up two hits and one earned run while Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto showed why he’s the Reds ace pitcher. Cueto went seven innings, gave up one earned run and fanned nine in the loss.
Reds reliever J.J. Hoover suffered the loss.
With names like Mike Salmon, Joey Votto, Albert Pujols, and Josh Hamilton on the field, it didn’t matter. Former Marlins hitter Chris Iannetta hit a solo homer and provided all the runs needed for the Angels to earn the win.
During the game, Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick suffered a dislocated right shoulder. It’s not known how many games he will miss or the severity of the injury. Read more about the Reds loss at Reds.com or the Cincinnati Enquirer.