Saturday, September 1, 2007

Reds Guardadoed, 8-5 Cardinals

The Reds were spotted a nice lead by the striped socks of Anthony Reyes but weren't interested in scoring any more runs after his exit. To make sure no one's feelings were hurt, after allowing a first inning bomb to Hamilton, the Reds brought in Guardado to face Ankiel with the bases loaded in the 6th. Everyday Eddie, of course, gave up the grand slam. St. Louis' heart was warmed. Eddie is just so solid out of the bullpen. But Majewski's inability to retire So Taguchi didn't help either.

Tom Shearn wasn't awful, but not particularly impressive either, going only four and a third. Looks like he's going to have to go back to sleeping in the equipment shed. On a more positive note, that inside- the-parker by Encarnacion was pretty sweet, with Duncan ramming his face into the fence. And Griffey decided to forego his trademark walk to first base and legged out his first triple of the season. He's an exciting player. Phil Dumatrait back up to make the start today. He should shoot for "not god awful." I'm sure everyone would consider that a success.


Aaron said...

Majewski is PURE POISON. He might tease you one day but don't be fooled he suffers from acute Danny Graves syndrome. If he is not intentionally throwing these games then he is just plain AWFUL. How on earth can they continue to put him in with a lead after he has killed us for 2 god damn years now? I just don't get it. I am guessing Krivsky is showing extra patience so he can look better in hindsight when THE TRADE is assessed, because that is forever on his resume and right now its a blemish but its only getting worse and worse.

Tim Timmons said...

i'd rather see a whole bullpen of majewskis then one eddie guardado. you can't drink the water by the mound because his poison has seeped into the groundwater