Aaron Boone has three home runs tonight in three at bats for the Reds through the first four innings. Of the three homers two came in the first inning. Boone will get at least two more chances barring injury.
The Reds lead the game 10-6. They scored nine of those runs in the first and oddly were the first of the two teams to pull their starting pitcher. San Diego starter Brett Tomko lasted until the fourth and was pull after relinquishing the tenth run. His line for the night: 3.1 IP, 9 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 4 HR, a 50-point increas in his ERA (3,96 to 4.46) and a potential loss. Oh, but he did walk and score a run, so it's not a complete loss.