Thursday, September 23, 2010

Reds Play Pretty Well, However, Lose 13-1

Cueto likes to mix in at least one god awful start per season. Last night qualified, just barely. He gave up 8 runs in 2nd, which included a three-run bomb by Craig Counsell, which should never happen, and the Reds lost a tight one, 13-1. After Cueto exited after 1 1/3 we got to see converted reliever Aaron Harang make his second appearance of the season out of the pen. He was hit hard as well. So, maybe it was just the Brewers hot bats last night. Nobody has been able to hit Harang this season.

The Reds were actually ahead in this game when Bruce scored on a Gomes single in the 1st. But then 13 unanswered runs. Even with the loss, the Reds lowered their magic number because the Cardinals have completely given up. Good for those guys, though I see they're leading 9-1 today over the Pirates. I'm sure they'll find some more crappy teams to lose to before the season is over. The Reds should just sit out the rest of their games and see if the Cardinals can catch them when the Reds have already been guaranteed a loss. It would give the team a chance to sit and relax and I'm pretty sure the Cardinals can't win 6 out of 9.

Reds move on to San Diego to stamp out their playoff chances. Sorry Padres but Dusty would rather see San Francisco in the playoffs.

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