Monday, May 31, 2010
With All This Winning, Reds Quickly Lose Interest, Cardinals 12-4
As alluded to, the Reds went buck wild on Friday and Saturday. Sam LeCure got the spot start on Friday, and was provided with a shit load of runs, 15. He cruised to his first big league win, going 6 with only the three runs allowed. Gomes and his overgrown mohawk was the big celebrity, going 4 for 4 with a bomb, triple, and a couple of singles. He knocked in 4 of the 15. Phil and Drew Sutton, before his demotion, also utilized the large fly. Sutton with the bases loaded. Now, get the hell out of here. Actually, he was just filling in for Janish-Yanish while he was back home burying his gramma. The Reds Rocket is sympathetic to your loss. Saturday was very much the same story. Harang was strong but didn't need it. He went 7 and, for the first time this season, allowed fewer hits than innings pitched (4) but that was wholly unnecessary as the offense 'sploded. Bruce and Hernandez both went yard twice with Ray-Jay knocking in 4 and Hernandez adding a couple of additional hits. The bombs marked Ramon's first and second on the season, tying him with Ryan Hanigan. I'd make a bigger deal about Ramon having the power of a writer of the Reds Rocket but he's been playing pretty well lately, so I'll let it slide. Masset was able to work in an inning of garbage time and allowed a run. Hopefully he's just about used up his 10 poor performances followed by 10 dynamite ones.
By Sunday, the Reds were just plain exhausted from all of the bat swinging to do much of everything. Bruce countered his big night Saturday by coming up in seemingly every big at bat but not delivering shit. Or maybe more accurately, delivering a box full of shit to all Reds fans. In a box, from Fed Ex. You could probably sell that on Ebay. But, he wasn't the only one. The only party bothering to swing the bat Sunday was B. Phill who been hot of late. Maybe he sees those All-Star voting tallies and believes that he warrants some consideration. Leake was solid again, 6 IP with no runs allowed but just another no decision. Maybe the team doesn't like to hear him popping off about building cabinets in the spring training facility. Nobody likes a kiss ass.
Today, Arroyo was fine until the rains started to fall. Then he lost focus and gave up a buttload of hits. Votto took the whole weekend off but claims he may be ready to go tomorrow. That would be of some, if not a lot of help. Even with the two straight losses, there were two which preceded those. Reds! Reds! Reds!