The Cincinnati Reds fell in Game 3 of the NLDS yesterday, 2-1 to San Francisco in 10 innings to cut the Reds’ series lead, 2-1. The Reds took the early lead, scoring once in the first behind a Jay Bruce RBI single. The Giants cut into the Redleg lead in the third when Angel Pagan drove in Gregor Blanco on a sac-fly. Homer Bailey was excellent on the day, throwing seven innings and giving up just one hit with 10 strikeouts. However, in the top of the tenth, San Francisco snagged the lead as Buster Posey came home on an error by Scott Rolen. Cincinnati will look to end the series today at Great American. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pregame at 3:30 and first pitch at 4.
In other MLB playoff action yesterday, Oakland stayed alive with a 2-0 win over Detroit to make the series 2-1 in favor of the Tigers.
The OHSAA released their weekly computer playoff rankings yesterday. In division three, region 12, the Athens Bulldogs come in fourth, just ahead of Gallia Academy. In division five, region 19, Nelsonville-York is 10th, Federal Hocking is 12th and Alexander is 14th. Finally, in division six, region 23, Trimble comes in at fourth after a big win over Eastern. The top eight teams in each region make the playoffs and the top four host first round games. On 970 WATH on Friday night, it’s Athens-Vinton County and over on Power 105, the Athens County Game of the Week features Alexander at Nelsonville-York.
In NFL news, commissioner Roger Goodell reduced the bounty-related suspensions of two New Orleans players while upholding punishments of two others. Browns linebacker Scott Fujita’s suspension of three games was reduced to one game and defensive end Anthony Hargrove’s suspension of eight games was reduced to seven games. However, linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith’s punishments were upheld.
Sentencing came down yesterday for former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who received at least 30 years for 45 counts of child sexual abuse. The 68-year old was handed a 30-to-60-year term and cannot be released on parole before the minimum term is up. Sandusky maintained his innocence at the sentencing yesterday.
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