Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Reds Don't Plan On Losing the Reds of the Season, Reds 8-4
All the offense last night was done with only three available outfielders: Gomes, Stubbs and Heisey. Bruce got slugged in the ribs last night during the post game chase and celebration, so he took the game off. Nix is on the DL and Edmonds may have to be put out to stud. And Cairo is suffering from osteoporosis. Fortunately, there are no other outfielders on the 40 man, so a roster move would have to be made to get somebody else up. Wait, that should read unfortunately. It would be nice to have someone else on the team who can chase down fly balls.
After Harang exited, LeCure and Bray filtered through (they both pitched well, Lecure earning his second win and first since his debut) Chapman entered the game to lots of flashbulbs or whatever you call the camera flash these days. He started at 98 but then pumped things up to 102 (or 103 if you believe Mark Sheldon). He looked pretty dominant out there, striking out the first batter of his career, then inducing two weak grounders. Aroldis has a lot of glamor shots and candid photos available on the web, so this one was a tough decision. The tank top/gold chain combination was probably the deciding factor. As his popularity grows, I look forward to more casually intense photographs available to me.
Reds sweep today. Reds! Reds! Reds!