Thursday, May 13, 2010

America Agrees that the Reds Are Sweet, Reds 5-0

After Cueto provided the Pirates with a savage-like beating on Tuesday, Homeboy following him up with a 90-pitch complete game shutout of his own. He threw upwards of 80% of his pitches for strikes and the Pirates were uninterested in doing anything with the pitches. So, they beat it into the ground and the Reds solid defense gobbled it up. After the game, Homeboy gave ex-pitching coach Dick Pole a call and told him to suck it. He's still not going to listen to the coaching staff because they don't know shit.

Votto, who's hitting like .800 for his career on Zach Duke, took him yard in the 1st after a Phillips double. Reds added two more in the second and Stubbs, now carrying a lofty .196 batting average, capped the scoring off with a bomb in the 4th. With the win the Reds are a solid 4 games over .500 which, as everyone will agree, is quite good. If there is a such a thing as a big series in May, this one coming up against the Cardinals may qualify. The Cards are a couple game up on the Reds but have lost two in a row to the Astros, who everyone will agree, are awful at baseball and likely terrible husbands and fathers. So, that clearly skews things in the Reds' favor. The staff is not quite so bad anymore, the offense is hitting a little bit and the defense doesn't make you want to stick a fork in your eye anymore. I can't remember what optimism feels like but perhaps this is it. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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