Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Reds Enjoy Special, Fried Cardinal, Reds 7-2

The Reds continued their late season surge by picking the Cardinals' weakened body off the ground and hitting it with one of those big, red plastic bats. They are a bunch of heartless bastards. After playing it cool against Braden Looper for 5 innings, Encarnacion doubled in three in the 6th, then the gang picked up a single run in the 7th and three more in the 8th. No big deal, the Cards have given up for the season and are content to take beatings in the remainder. The Reds are willing to accept the free wins.

Arroyo set a career high in wins with his 15th tonight. If you subtract the 1 IP and 10 earned runs allowed at Toronto on June 24th, when he was up late curing and smoking that moose that Votto killed, and the 7 he allowed in 1.1 innings against Atlanta on May 4 when he took full advantage of the free soda during his tour of the Coke plant and was unable to get any sleep, and you've got yourself a 3.79 ERA as opposed to the 4.57 he's currently at. Regardless, pretty solid numbers. Now if he would just give in a pull that weave of his back into a ponytail you'd have the coolest guy in the Major Leagues. He's got two more starts, keep it in mind Bronson. Team continues to dominate meaningless games tomorrow. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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