Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reds Sweep, Arroyo Looks Sharp, 6-1 Reds

The Reds threw their sister's genetically enlarged tomato at the Astros yesterday, and sent them back to whence they came. Arroyo, following a first inning walk of ultra-talent Michael Bourne which led to an early run, allowed only 5 hits the rest of the way in a dominating performance. He got out of there with having thrown only 94 pitches because, as we know, he has other things on his plate - like smirking at the camera and playing rock shows to quarter-full venues for example. The Reds Rocket enjoyed the double helping of the salad tossed out yesterday while Arroyo was on his way to taking over the lead in wins in the National League with 7. If he can get three more before the All-Star break, he might be looking at a second invitation. That would give him an even bigger stage to look surprised, but confident when looking at a camera.

The offense, though little was needed, was powered by the bat of Bruce. His average had dipped a little bit but yesterday he got back on top of things, going 3 for 4 with two bombs and a triple. That's a lot of total bases, too many for me to tally. Hairston tied the game up with a bomb in the first giving him six for the season. Those are pretty decent power numbers for a guy that can't drink two Chocolate Choo-Choos without passing out in his chair. The rest of the offense was acceptable but not extraordinary. No further detail is necessary.

Reds hit the road today, arriving in Milwaukee for the first of a 6-game swing tomorrow. They have three with the Brewers and then three in St. Louis. So, hopefully the Brewers enjoyed their time in first because this is the last they're going to see of it. Reds continue their assault on the Central. Reds! Reds! Reds!


Doug said...

They actually have 4 in ST Louis, totaling a 7 game road trip. Its no wonder the author couldn't tally Bruces total bases.

The Last Unitard said...

It doesn't matter if it's 3, 4, or 34. Go ahead and keep that broom handy.

I'm going to go find a beer and a red bird and punch them both in the face as a sneak preview. said...

I'm gonna drink myself a chocolate choo choo.

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