Well, the MLB day started hopeful, then ended with frustration. Yeah, yeah – the 2010 Seasson has been great, but,…
The Reds are snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory, losing their second game in a row to the Padres, 4-3. Same final score, two different losses. Had they won last night and tonight, Dusty Baker could have rested all his starters. They would have clinched the N.L. Central Division. Instead, the Reds continued their struggles against the San Diego Padres. WAKE UP, REDS
Joey Votto came back from his sinus infection with a flourish, going 2-for3 with his 36th Home Run and his 2 runs batted in give him 108 RBI on the season – Votto has a robust .325 BA. Unfortunately, Scott Rolen was 0-for-5, and Johnny Gomes, Jay Bruce, and Brandon Phillips didn’t do much to help out the team – they were a combined 3-for-17. The team had 10 hits and 5 Bases on Balls and only 3 runs to show for it. Even pitcher Travis Wood, who pitched well overall, was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Drew Stubbs was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Cabrera joined Rolen, Gomes, Bruce, and Phillips as ballplayers who could really use a solid day each at the dish.
The Reds need to score big Runs tomorrow. They need to clinch these final two games ASAP – that’s military lango for “As Soon As Possible.” Again, Dusty wants to rest his Vets who are getting the job done. Great, but the Reds need to Win the Division first – that’s my take.
And Scott Rolen needs to get it done at the plate and at third base tomorrow. The Veteran is due – I’m hopeful the man, who’s had a solid year thus far, is UP to the challenge. Something tells me Rolen can “get it done,” too.
LET’S GO REDS!!!
THE HUNT FOR A REDS’ OCTOBER – YES, TIME TO GET MEAN!!!
VOTTO’S SI COVER REMINISCENT OF ANOTHER REDS’ SI COVER
MAYBE 2010 WILL BE ANOTHER 1990 FOR THE REDS – HEY, WE CAN DREAM…