Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Scott Rolen Loves Taking Photos, Reds 10-9

The Reds went way up last night, gave back the full amount, then rallied late to beat the Cardinals and move back into sole possession of first place in the Central. Cueto was cruising along, up 7-3 in the 6th, then gave up 4 straight hits, was pulled, beat the shit out of the locker room, Enerio made sure that Cueto wasn't rewarded for his poor performance by allowing those last two runners to come across the plate. Though, that really was a ball that featured photograph Scott Rolen should have gloved. But when you're hitting bombs, as he was last night, two in all, you don't have to worry about making plays on hard hit balls to your right. And he didn't worry. When you're slugging at .600 and have hit more home runs through June 1 than you did the last three years you just tell the rest of the team that you let down to shove it. As it happened, the Reds had them right where they wanted them.

Nice to see Votto back in the lineup, though that means the banishment of everyone's favorite new Red, Miguel Cairo. You can only wear that new jersey you purchased about once every two weeks. Votto appeared anxious to get back in the lineup, hitting everything hard. He had a bomb, triple and two single and was just generally pretty good and is a big part of why the Reds won.

Aside from Cueto and Enerio, everyone else was pretty good. Arty put some runners on but, of course, did not allow any runs. Masset even retired his responsibilities. And Coco, through use of a double play and a sliding catch by Heisey finished things out for his 16th save of the year. Reds wrap things up with LeCure after win number two. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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