Monday, September 13, 2010

Jay Bruce Is Back and Hates Barry Enright, Reds 7-2

After finishing getting emasculated in Colorado, the Reds returned home and, without any help from the bullpen, took 2 of 3. The 1 of 3 that went to the P-rats was thanks to a Coco meltdown, his second in two days, this time stripping a win from Cueto, who was dominant. The day before, Volquez was even better but went home with a no decision thanks to Masset's return to not being able to get people out. And Friday, Bailey was strong but Coco didn't think he was quite strong enough to deserve the win. So, he didn't get one.

The Reds Rocket apologizes for the even lazier performance than usual. The hot air balloon is currently hovering over the Grand Canyon and internet connectivity is limited, especially when the official Reds Rocket computer is about 15 years old.

On to today, Ray Jay reappeared from a strained side and hit two more bombs. That's 7 in his last 5 games. Granted it was "Don't Let the ERA Fool You" Barry Enright pitching this evening but that's still pretty impressive. Arroyo tied, for the third year in a row, his career high win number of 15. He still has about 5 more starts to set a new career high and only 2 and a 1/3 innings to get to 200 for the 6th year in a row. That's a pretty nice string for someone with the nickname Saturn Nuts. Or maybe that's not nearly enough years for someone with such an odd nickname. Reds win, Cardinals lose, magic number at 12. Getting closer Reds fans. Reds! Reds! Reds!

Finally, Reds acquire noted piece of garbage Willie Bloomquist for the second season of CSI Miami. Don't worry, Jocketty gave them his used copy. Of course the acquisition of anyone, piece of trash or not, required a roster move. The move was Enerio Del Rosario being DFA'd. Tough break Enerio but, apparently the team needed a guy who can play 8 positions, none of them well, and hit about .115 to maintain a 7 game lead for the next 20 games or so. No one has ever said Jocketty doesn't know what he's doing.

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