Friday, July 4, 2008
Nationals Just Bad Enough For Reds to Win, 5-3
After losing 2 of 3 to the Pirates, the author was beginning to worry that this may be a similar set of games to those last year which really broke my spirits and crushed my soul. I remember 2 out of 3 lost to the Pirates, then swept by the Nats at home. But B. Phill decided to postpone the eulogy with a very nice game. Since when does anyone in this lineup get a hit with runners on and two outs? Sit him down, son.
Cueto won his 7th of the year and has his ERA down to the mid-4.00s, which is where we like to see it. He made the Nationals lineup look like it was the worst lineup to take the field this season, which of course, it is. Even with Kearns and his .190 average off the DL, not too many people of which to be be scared. Teddy Roosevelt was throwing BP and was unhittable. Continue beating the Nationals today, that is really an awful, awful team. Reds! Reds! Reds!