Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wood Remembers That Starting Pitchers are not Supposed to Record First Inning Outs Prior to Giving Up Runs, Yankers 5-3
Once the bats did finally come to life, they were down 5-1 in the 9th. They added on a couple of runs but Rivera struck out the stellar Edgar Renteria to end the game. The 5th Yankee run was the result of a Arredondo walk, dropped throw on a steal attempt by Janish-Yanish (on a great throw from Hanigan) and then a wild pitch. Rick Sutcliffe was up in arms. Aaron Boone probably uttered some cliches and the Yankees got a free run. But that's the way it goes some times, though, Janish's glove has been going like that with a little more regularity so far this year. The Cozart calls are really going to pick up if he loses his ability to glove it in the middle. He, Cozart, is swinging a nice bat in Louisville. I can't attest to his defense, so I'll label it as average. Not too bad, not too good.
Cueto makes his start tonight against Brian Gordon, who sounds like a made up name, tonight. We'll see how the offense works against generic white right-handed pitcher. The pattern has been that the Reds don't hit new people very well. Sounds like there may be some holes in the advance scout department. Jocketty maybe should look into cutting back that per diem. However, I am pretty confident the Reds will buck that trend tonight and light up Gordon.