Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Everybody Likes Cueto Again, Reds 9-0

Johnny was pumping gas last night and absolutely dominated the Pirates. Sure, the one guy who got on base (twice) was Ronny Cedeno but he won't let that take away from his complete game 1-hit shut out. As pictured, Dusty gave him a big ol' hug to thank him for not being infuriating. Nice job Johnny.

The offense started off quick, then hit the cruise control button, which, if you drive a 1994 Oldsmobile 88 like me, doesn't function properly. Heisey picked up his first career hit on a roller to third, B. Phill moved him to 3rd on a hit and run, then he scored his first career run on a sac fly by Votto. He later had his first career home run, first career caught stealing, and first career late inning nap in the easy chair in the clubhouse. Typically, the nap is reserved for future hall of famers but Dusty cut him some slack. I think the latter will be the most memorable. The game was actually pretty competitive until the Reds piled it on late. I think that all 15 people at the game thought the Pirates had a genuine chance at victory. But, they, like today, do not. Homeboy is ready to shake off his early season terribleness and dominate the Bucs. We all remember what he looked like in his 4 starts down the stretch against Pittsburgh last season. Pretty impressive. The smell of sweep still looms. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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