Re: 8/28/07 - Reds vs Pirates(Game 1) - Game Thread
If there was any game in the series we were destined to lose, this was it.
They've got their best starter on the mound and he happens to be in a hot stretch and is left handed. We are a great hitting team vs.right handers but other than Philips, are poor against LH pitchers.
We had a similiar chance against Willis were we trotted out the mostly RH lineup in hopes of countering the LH pitcher who was also death against LH hitters. It worked that time.
We have our worst of our 4 starters going in this series.
The result isn't surprising, but are chances are better in the next 3 games.