Monday, June 2, 2008

Phanatic's Giant Extendible Crank Just A Little Too Much For Reds, 5-4

Arroyo continued his embargo on pitching effectively on more than 3 days rest. He gave up three bombs, including one each to the 7 and 8 hitters, and couldn't finish out the 5th. He's told Dusty that three days rest is all he needs and that number is not negotiable. The team is just going to have to make other accomodations.

Bruce went deep for the third day in a row and Big Donkey drove in two with a two-out, two-run double in the 6th. Encarnacion even took one out of the park but also managed to work in a couple of strikeouts to keep things predictable. Votto told reporters that he knows where Chase Utley likes to go after games and he was going to go there as well to teach him about making diving catches on rockets hit up the middle. Come on Utley, twice in one game? You hadn't made that play twice in one year before 2008. If you're going to continue killing the ball, let's at least go back to being a defensive liability.

Harang and his four deadly weapons (2 hands and 2 fists) fire things up tomorrow. He's ready to make amends for his last outing. The Philly offense has already made alternate plans.

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