Saturday in review
A few thoughts from the Reds clubhouse after Saturday's 8-6 loss in 11 innings against the Indians...
* Indians left fielder David Dellucci wiped out a two-run Reds lead in the eighth inning when he hit a 3-and-2 sinker from relief pitcher Gary Majewski over the left field wall to tie the game.
Majewski had Dellucci 0-and-2 before throwing three consecutive balls that drew objections from some of the 37,935 fans at Great American Ball Park.
“The pitches were close,” Majewski said. “It’s one of those games where you try to pitch to a guy’s strike zone. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.”
Did he ask home plate umpire Bill Miller how close the pitches were?
"I've learned as a player, you ask where they are if you don't have quite a few years under your belt. They get kind of mad at you and, for future reference, you really don't need that."
Reds manager Jerry Narron said: “There were some pitches there that we would’ve loved to have had. Seems like we’ve had some calls go against us that were pretty close pitches. I guess we’ll just have to keep taking a look at it and let somebody else make a decision on how they call the game.”
Reds opponents have now scored 53 runs in the eighth inning this season.
* The Reds stranded two runners in the 10th inning after a splendid catch by Indians right fielder Franklin Gutierrez.
With runners on first and second and two out, shortstop Alex Gonzalez hit a fly ball that drifted into the right field corner. Gutierrez caught the ball just before he slammed into the bullpen fence.
“I hit it good, but I know that guy,” Gonzalez said. “I’ve played with him in Venezuela. I wasn’t surprised he caught the ball…. He can play.”