Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Reds Laugh, Enjoy Selves at Expense of Marlins, Reds 7-0

Phillips finally awoke from his slumber tying a career best by driving in 6 of the Reds 7 runs, Votto got on base 5 times and Volquez continued to be very disrespectful to opposing bats. All around nice day for the team in South Florida. But now they have to go to go play at home, in front of hundreds/thousands of supportive fans. What a drag. At least they can go to Skyline and get some chili in between losses. You can't get a decent potato smothered in cheese in Florida.

Volquez was wicked good again last night. His second straight start of 8 innings of shut out baseball. He walked a couple more this time, 3, and gave up two more hits, but the Marlin offense may be slightly better than Houston's, so no big deal. He's reduced his ERA to a much more managable three and a half per game. Everyone is quite please with his production, even Josh Hamilton, who's on the DL.

Just so fans didn't forget which team they're watching the Reds did put runners on 2nd and 3rd with less than 2 outs in both the 8th and 9th innings and did not score. That's the team I've grown to tolerate. Offense, keep up the good work. Maybe the bomb and double reminded Phillips that the reaction he receives from teammates and well-wishers for hits is more positive than for strikeouts or weak lineouts to infielders. That's is if he gave a shit what you or anyone else thinks, which, it so happens, he does. He aims to please. As stated, Reds home v. Milwaukee. Brewers bite. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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