Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Arroyo Sharp, Hairston Powerful, Reds 6-1

The Reds continued on what will eventually be a 159 game winning streak last night against the Brewmasters. Arroyo's mixture of slow and slower curveballs frustrated Milwaukee, who eventually gave in and accepted defeat. There's just no beating the Reds, it's better that they learn that now rather than later in the season. Manny Parra? Come on, you'll need to do better than that Sveum.

Votto started the game off right with a double to right to score Hairston, who had walked. In the 3rd, also following a walk, this time to Tavares, Hairston deposited the thrown ball behind the outfield fence, for the first, of certainly many, home run of the season. The Reds added three more, but since they didn't matter to Arroyo, I don't need to discuss them.

Dusty filled up the lineup card with second team members, Paul Janish Yanish and Hanigan behind the plate. I'm sure many of you, like me, saw there was going to be no Alex Gonzalez or Ramon Hernandez and wondered where the the runs were going to come from. Those guys, hitting .000 and .105, respectively, at the bottom of the order, are hard to replace. But the Reds perservered and, hopefully, we'll see the return of both of those guys today. First sweep of the season today as we get to see what Micah Owings' arm is all about. Reds! Reds! Reds!


The Last Unitard said...

I don't think it's too early to start mentioning "The Toothpick" as a manager of the year candidate.

Captain Ron said...

I like how in every picture of Arroyo he is either playing the guitar, shithoused, or showing us how he throws his curve ball