Monday, August 30, 2010
Bruce Continues to Demonstrate New Ability to Hit Everything, Reds Win in Extras 5-4
The bullpen was more than satisfactory, throwing 4 scoreless innings with Coco picking up the win. The offense featured a leadoff bomb from Bruce and a tying double from Votto. Phillips scored the winner in the 12th, showing that he is also a very fine pinch runner, bruised paw and all. The big news out of Cincinnati is the impending call up of Chapman and his 140 mph fastball. That will be a big story, with Strasburg broken down and Joel Zumaya's body unable to do anything which involves throwing a baseball for more than a couple of weeks at a time. Rhodes, also, is rumored to be disintegrating, so it will be nice to have a lefty down there who is not Bill Bray. So, watch out Cincinnati and, while I'm on the subject, when is the concession stand going to start selling Cuban sandwiches. I like the pickle/swiss cheese combination. Reds! Reds! Reds!