#1 he could have made up a lot of ground.But if he goes on playing like this, von mary123 10.09.2019 08:37

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Carlos Gonzalez arrived early at Great American Ball Park expecting to face Johnny Cueto. He got a little extra practice on his swing, trying to make it faster for one of the toughest pitchers in the majors. The Rockies home run leader was ready to face the best. Instead, he got a rookie making his first start in the majors, and simply overpowered him. Gonzalez tied his career high with three homers -- two of them off Pedro Villarreal -- and Troy Tulowitzki went 5 for 5 with a pair of homers on Wednesday night, sending Colorado to a 12-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. "Today I showed up early, tried working on my hands, feeling good at the plate," said Gonzalez, who has 17 homers. "This is a good place to hit." The Rockies hadnt hit six homers in a game since they had that many against the Marlins on July 4, 2008, according to STATS LLC. "When we get some guys hitting in our lineup at the same time, its a dangerous lineup," manager Walt Weiss said. "Two really good players in the middle of our lineup were swinging the bat well tonight." Gonzalez got Colorados splurge going with a solo shot and a three-run homer off Villarreal (0-1), who was roughed up by one of the NLs top offences in his first big league start. The right-hander was called up from Triple-A earlier in the day because Cueto had lingering problems with a muscle in the back of his pitching shoulder. Gonzalez was mentally ready to face Cueto, against whom he is 4 for 10 with a homer. Instead, he got a young pitcher just trying to throw strikes. "Its a weird feeling," Gonzalez said. "Sometimes you like facing a guy youve seen a few times rather than a guy youve never seen before. Tonight we saw a lot of pitches in the strike zone." Tulowitzki tied his career high with five hits, including a two-run homer and a solo shot. Todd Helton also homered as the Rockies piled up a season-high 20 hits, the most allowed by Cincinnati since 2009. The Reds came in with the second-best earned run average in the NL. "The young kid had a rough night," manager Dusty Baker said. "He was leaving balls up in the zone and out over the heart of the plate. You do that and youre in trouble." Jon Garland (4-6) gave up four runs -- all in the first -- and lasted six innings. The Rockies took the last two games of their series, ending a streak of six straight losses against Cincinnati. Colorado is 3-6 against the Reds over the last two seasons. "To beat those guys two out of three is big," Helton said. "Thats a good team over there." The Reds put Cueto on the 15-day disabled list before the game, the second time this season that their top starter has been sidelined by a strained muscle in the back of his shoulder. Cincinnatis top starter was out from April 15 to May 19 with the injury. Villarreal was promoted instead of left-hander Tony Cingrani because it was his turn to start at Triple-A Louisville. Weiss didnt change his lineup for the right-handed Villarreal, who lasted only 3 2-3 innings and allowed 10 hits and six runs. Gonzalez hit his solo homer in the first. Tulowitzki had a two-run shot in the third, his second homer in two games. He also had a two-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday for a 5-4 win. Gonzalezs three-run homer in the fourth -- one that went an estimated 476 feet -- gave him 10 multihomer games in his career, two this season. He added a two-run shot in the eighth off Manny Parra. He also hit three in a game against Houston on May 30 last season. Garland also had a rough time in the first inning, when Xavier Paul hit a three-run shot for a 4-1 lead. Garland is one of the NLs best at getting ground balls. After Pauls homer, he retired 13 of the next 17 batters on grounders or strikeouts. Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips missed his fourth straight game with a bruised left forearm, which was hit by a pitch. Hes expected back for a weekend series against first-place St. Louis. NOTES: An MRI on Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood found nothing more than inflammation in his triceps. Hes expected to miss one start. Chatwood had to leave his start on Monday in Cincinnati during the fifth inning because of soreness in the triceps. ... Rockies CF Dexter Fowler was sick and out of the starting lineup. ... Reds OF Chris Heisey plans to start a rehab assignment on Friday at Triple-A Louisville. Heisey has been on the disabled list since April 29 with a pulled right hamstring. ... Bengals players took batting practice before the game. Theyre holding supervised workouts this week. Fake Off White Vapormax For Sale . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. Vapormax Wholesale . The veteran safety was a starter for the Bengals from 2008-2012. He totaled 41 tackles and three interceptions while starting all but four of the 13 games he played last season. http://www.cheapvapormaxtrainers.com/ . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. Tomas Rosickys chip made it 3-0 before half time at Emirates Stadium, while defender Laurent Koscielny scored an unmarked header in the second half. White Vapormax Cheap . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. Nike Vapormax Plus Wholesale . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Hes back. Hes back among the greats. Six months after his return to the circuit, Juan Martin del Potro reminded everyone in Rio de Janeiro that he belongs among the very best.The former world No. 4 and 2009 US Open winner made it clear that after several wrist surgeries he belongs in the top 10 when healthy. He managed to defeat Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the Rio Olympics, becoming the only Argentine tennis player to win two Olympic medals.One month before turning 28, the extremely powerful Tower of Tandil made the podium once again in his second Olympic appearance. He took the bronze medal in London 2012, and this time, he won silver, stopped only by Andy Murray in the final match.Gabriela Sabatini was the first of Argentinas tennis players to step on an Olympic podium; her silver was followed by three bronze medals by the country (Javier Frana and Christian Miniussi in doubles at Barcelona in 1992 and then by Paola Suarez and Patricia Tarabini in doubles at Athens in 2004).To the surprise of almost everyone, del Potro reached his 26th final in a tournament where he drew a tough opening match against Djokovic. Del Potro later showed authority and character in overcoming Nadal in the semifinals. Del Potro has been back for six months, and hes already challenging the tennis elite.With his massive serve and forehand, plus a backhand that is slowly starting to regain strength, del Potro showed great mental strength to prevail in the most challenging circumstances. This was his first final in 2? years (Sydney, 2014).Del Potro is now a seasoned player, hardened by the impact of his four wrist surgeries and the threat of early retirement. Hes mature enough to fully apprreciate the Olympic environment.dddddddddddd Hes no longer that kid who surprised the world by defeating the very best to win the US Open. Hes now showed another side of his personality by sharing celebrations with his fans, and even embracing some of them as he did after beating Nadal on Saturday.It became increasingly clear that del Potros No. 141 ranking is a poor indication of his ability. Its a shame, really, that the Olympics dont give ranking points, because with his great performance, he could have made up a lot of ground.But if he goes on playing like this, del Potro will soon improve his ranking. He will, because he is one of the greats, and not just physically. It was not by chance that he crushed Nadal in the 2009 US Open semifinals and then overcame Roger Federer to win his only Grand Slam final two days later.Its not by some quirk of fate that del Potro has managed 37 wins against top 10 contenders. Before Djokovic and Nadal in Rio, del Potro took out Stan Wawrinka, the world No. 5, at Wimbledon. This explains why del Potro is so greatly respected by all his rivals.A month ago, del Potro returned to Davis Cup -- after almost four years -- to provide a key point in doubles. Theres a big semifinal coming in Glasgow a month from now against Murrays Great Britain team, the reigning Davis Cup champions. So del Potros performance in Rio was crucial toward building up his confidence.Im living a dream once again, del Potro said in Rio on Sunday.And what he did was the stuff of dreams. He was awarded a silver medal, but his achievements were truly golden. ' ' '

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