Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Arroyo Decides to Skip the Big Inning Where the Pirates Score All the Runs, Reds 2-1

Apparently learning from his mistakes the first time out, Arroyo dominated the Pirates for 7 yesterday, though he did give up a home run to Ronny Cedeno, which will ruin anyone's day. The nerds at Baseball Prospectus determined that, statistically, Cedeno was the biggest piece of shit in the major leagues last year. You can't argue with science and that's a title that Cedeno is not interested in giving up. Otherwise, Arroyo was economical and even struck out two guys. Just watch the recap MLB tv put together, I've never seen so many groundouts and pop-ups featured on a "highlight" reel.

The offense didn't do a whole lot but didn't need to. Nix drove in the first run with an opposite field double and Rolen knocked in Votto in the top of the 7th to provide the winning margin. Coco picked up his 11th save which is good enough for second in the NL behind the dominant Matt Capps. I bet the Pirates wish that the Nationals hadn't agreed to pay him way too much money to underachieve. They're really going to miss him on Matt Capps wax replica night. The replica is of his dong, like that one the groupies made of Hendrix in the '60's, and is given away to the first 10,000 kids. But, back to the offense, not much of it but they were saving it for today in support of Cueto. He's unpredictable. The Reds Rocket can feel the winds of sweep a'blowin. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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