Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Arroyo Good, Not Great, in Loss to Blue Jays
The Reds first trip out of the country wasn't perfect. There were some good points, like Dunn getting a hit (.221!) and Paul Janish grounding into a second-inning double play to end the only real scoring threat of the game. Nice job gang, looks like those Jays really like playing for Cito Gaston. I can't tell you how much more productive I'd be if I had someone named Cito managing my life or "career".
After the game, Arroyo stated that the one plus innings with 11 hits and 10 runs, may have been the worst outing of his career. He's unsure. He'll have to think about it, then he'll get back to you. I thought they'd launched the remains of Scott Rolen into outer space as part of the opening day ceremony? And here he is hitting bombs with men on base. How about that? The fans seemed receptive to their countryman, Joey Votto. The other national celebrity, Gordon Lightfoot, made the trip from Moncton just to put on his oversized novelty hand. And if you haven't you need to hear Joey's version of the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. It will make you cry like a child or a bitch, choose your simile. Though this one will be tough to top, Big Ugly takes the hill tomorrow and he's got the blood lust. Tomorrow's the day to file your Canadian politeness away in the top drawer. Beware Toronto.