Sunday, April 12, 2009

Reds Say 'Forget Your Early Season Optimism, We're Getting Blown Out By the Pirates' Bucs 10-2

Cueto's first start of the season receives mixed reviews from the Reds Rocket. He struck out 9 over 6 innings but also got knocked around by a Pirate offense which features, not only Jack Wilson, but two DeLoage brothers. One of whom is putting up Alex Gonzalez 0 for the season numbers. But he, Cueto, didn't get much in the way of offensive support either. The Reds didn't get their first hit until Phillips' single in the 4th. Eddie followed that with a roller to right but Votto was thrown out of home. After that the team packed it in. Though, two members of the offense who have been quiet early, Phillips and Bruce produced the two runs (Phillips scored twice, Bruce knocked him in both times). That's the kind of effort we're looking for out of you two.

There appears to be some reason for concern regarding fairly reliable member of last season's cowpen, Mike Lincoln. He got hammered for the second time in two outings. I heard him discussing overgoing a procedure to undo the extensive surgery that made him one of last innings feel-good stories. Maybe he decided to go through with it and that's probably his prerogative. So, we'll wish him the best. Reds win today behind big ugly.

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