Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Reds Are Playing Good Baseball? Reds 10, Fish 8
The offense finally showed up and provided Arroyo with a 6-1 lead. Gomes and Hanigan both utilized the large fly off Nate Robertson, who is a very solid starting pitcher. That 6-1 lead was even after the umpires made the right decision and screwed Ray Jay out of his first home run of the season. Just imaging the "obscene" gesture he would have made had that bomb been upheld. But Arroyo struggled with his salad a little bit and left with only a 6-5 advantage. Yogan failed for a second time, in what is looking like his brief audition in the big leagues, to hold the lead and the teams went to extras all knotted up at 8.
Votto broke the tie with a nicely placed/broken bat single over shortstop and Phillips concluded the scoring with his fourth hit of the night bringing his average all the way up to .273. Things are coming around. Though, beware, the pattern for years past is a fine offensive game followed by a couple where no runs are scored. I will be paying close attention today. I'll break things down for you tomorrow in my usual, generalized fashion which you could get from reading any other publication. But I'll use profanity, if it is appropriate. Shitballs. Reds sweep today and maybe a victory by a starting pitcher. Micah Owings is tied to the league lead in wins. Reds! Reds! Reds!
PS. Don't forget to thank Getty Images for allowing me legal use, not for profit, of their high quality images. As I'm sure you are aware, there were no other picture of B. Phill giving Stubbs a two-handed high fiver available on the non-restricted web.