Thursday, March 31, 2011
Well, That Was Exciting, Reds 7-6
The late inning walk off covered up a few problems existing earlier in the game, namely, the starting pitcher with the longish weave. The Brewers needed all of 6 pitches to go up 2-0 on back-to-back homers by Weeks and Gomez to start the year. He mostly cooled out as the game went on, exiting after 6 after giving up 5. He generated some swings and misses but appeared more hittable than viewers may recall in the past. At least more hittable than I recall. But, since we can count on 7 runs every game from the offense, not a big deal. The pen wasn't bad. Jordan Smith gave up a run but that was helped along by a Gomes error and a balk, which I suppose goes back to the pitcher. Bray, LeCure and Ondrusek pitched well enough.
All in all, quite a pleasing opening. Reds on pace to win the 162 predicted by most media outlets. Reds! Reds! Reds!