Wednesday, June 6, 2007

At Least Arroyo's Got Great Hair, Reds Lose 6-4

The author was doing a crossword puzzle the other day and as I was nearing the daily goal of 5% completion, the question "a dry bed of a small stream" came up. The answer, oddly enough, was, and I guess is, Arroyo. That appears to be where we're at right now, a dry bed. We had the early spring rains which filled those beds with the water of nice effective starting pitching but now, you see, we're in a bit of a drought. Last five starts, 26 runs allowed. Just the 26, you say? In only 17.2 innings? Not too bad Bronson, no wonder you're on the cover of the media guide. So, while the author is confident he'll turn it around at some point, I'd prefer he does so before they hit 20 games under .500.

Now on to other subjects. The offense wasn't bad tonight but a Brad Thompson outing is the time to go hog wild. You don't have to worry about hurting his feelings, because it looks like there's something wrong with his brain. A complete game shutout feels the same as ten runs in the first. He's always got a smile on his face because after the game, cake. He just wants that cake. But then again who doesn't. Hatteberg took one out and the middle of the order showed a little power, so that's nice to see. Hey, Juan Castro even got two hits, that doubles his total for the season. That barehanded play at short was pretty sharp. Maybe the author misjudged you, Juan. And congratulations Marcus McBeth, nice ninth inning and major league debut. Remember, don't listen to the rest of the charlatans in the cowpen, they don't support effective late inning relief. So, tomorrow's the final game of the series and there's a Wainwright on the mound. Wipe the smile off that smarmy Cardinal's face. The author heard he's a pederast and that's not funny.

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