Sunday, April 3, 2011

Reds Use Advanced Sweeping Tool in Domination of Brewers, Reds 12-3

A day off Wood's dominance of the Brewers, the bats, in a surprise to exactly no one, teed off Randy Wolf. Gomes picked up a couple of knocks, went deep; Phillips had three hits including a three-run bomb, but the big hero was Ryan Hanigan. The back-up catcher completed the strong offensive weekend for Reds' backstops, going deep twice and driving in 4. He also rounded out the stat sheet by going 4 for 4. Hanigan's at his predicted season- concluding average of .714. Now if he could just face lefty specialists like Mitch Stetter for the rest of the season, he'd have the power numbers to match.

Arroyo made Rickie Weeks look like he has an effective approach at the plate, at least during the early innings. He led off the game, for the second time in the series, with a bomb. He later hit a rocket off the wall on another Arroyo "fastball" but once the off-speed stuff started coming with a little more regularity he didn't fare as well. Aside from the intermittent bursts from Weeks, Arroyo pitched a nice ballgame. For the second day in a row, the starter went 7 innings, which allows the bullpen to relax and focus on delicious things they like to eat, like the Skyline milkshake that's so popular these days. Just add to heaping scoops of chili to Mr. Reds' proprietary milkshake blend and there you go. That's how Masset keeps his figure. Ondrusek, whose 91 following Arroyo probably looked like 103, struck out the side in the 8th and Chapman, making his 2011 debut, threw, at least according to the scoreboard, a legitimate 103, also retired the Brewers in order. The quick exit gave everybody a head start on the planned vacation day tomorrow before the A-holes blast off into Cincinnati after getting swept in Philadelphia. Leake is prepared to follow Halladay, Lee and Oswalt with a similar performance ace-like performance. But, that again should surprise no one.

So, tomorrow gives everyone a chance to use their water broom with the patented broom-hose technology to sweep up their walks or garage. Really whatever you like, it's a product with great utility. Reds! Reds! Reds!

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