Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Busy Day: Volquez Suspended For Impregnating Wife, Reds Win 11-9

Edinson Volquez, pictured to the right, was written up by MLB for violating the performance enhancing drug rules. He's going to have to take a seat for 50 games. Fortunately, as everyone but the commissioners office appears to know, he is recovering from Tommy John and won't be available until late July at the very earliest. If the league could implement some sort of ban on rehab, that would appear to be a more effective punishment. But that would be something to consider with non-Reds players.

The baseball team, on the other hand, showed a little heart last night. It must have been that coaching from Dusty on the day off. He really knows how to motivate a team. After falling behind 3-0 after Homeboy gave up a based loaded double to Casey Blake in the 1st, the Reds responded with 6 off Billingsley. B. Phill went yard, Bruce tripled and they picked up two additional thanks to a throwing error from the pitcher. The Reds added three more and were up 9-3, 9-5 after Bailey made sure to keep that ERA up with a couple of parting runs before his exit. Ondursek and Arty held the lead but Masset, as they say, pissed the bed, giving up 4 in 1/3 of an inning. Lincoln, that's right, Mike Lincoln, salvaged things for Janish-Yanish, who knocked in the winner. That guy is big time.

So, Reds win game one over, seemingly, a pretty good Dodgers team, or at least offense, after dropping three to the Pirates. What's up with that? They take game two and three as well with less surprise from me.  Reds! Reds! Reds!

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