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Fifth Inning: A Red On Base To No Avail

Two more strikeouts for Roy Halladay in the forms of Scott Rolen and Jonny Gomes. A hard-fought at-bat later (and a few pitches that could have gone either way) and Jay Bruce had drawn a walk, the first baserunner of the game for the Reds. The “rally” was promptly kaboshed by another groundball out to Jimmy Rollins. Five hitless innings, five strikeouts.

Two flyouts by Utley and Howard and a Werth strikeout later and the inning is over. Wood is cruising.