Hole #7: Palmer Course at Oasis Golf Club, Mesquite, Nevada
The REDS bounced back from their worst hole (Triple-Bogey) in several years by setting themselves up with a Birdie opportunity with a great drive (taking two of three from the Brewers) and a great chip shot (back-to-back 8-2 wins over the Cubs). Their second shot wasn't bad (losing 2 of 3 to the Dodgers) as it looked good off the tee (a 2-1 opening series win), but the shot sailed off into the rough (poor pitching performances giving up 20 runs to the Dodgers in the final two games). Starting pitching has been the theme of this hole, and it was the opponent's starting pitching (Ryan Dempster) that kept them from getting a Birdie. Needing only to make a 10-foot putt to nail the Birdie, the putt fell to the left of the hole as it was misread, not hit wrongly. The tap-in for PAR (5W-4L)
leaves the team at 3-OVER
for 2011 on pace for an 87-75 record. If they're going to cut into their score by getting some Birdie's (and hopefully, an Eagle or two), it's going to have to come from improved Starting Pitching. They'll need it as much as ever as 4 of the next 9 games are against the Giants, the best starting pitching in the Majors.
After 7 Holes: (3-OVER).
Hole #1: BIRDIE (6W-3L)
Hole #2: DOUBLE-BOGEY (3W-6L)
Hole #3: PAR (5W-4L)
Hole #4: BIRDIE(6W-3L)
Hole #5: [COLOR="rgb(139, 0, 0)"]PAR [/COLOR](5W-4L)
Hole #6: TRIPLE-BOGEY (2W-7L)
Hole #7: PAR (5W-4L)