Hole #1: Torrey Pines
The REDS begin the season in beautiful San Diego. (Why does Mike Brown not think Carson Palmer is serious? Does he really not believe that Palmer would take his $50M he's got now and live every day in this Paradise on Earth?)
The Cincinnati REDS' Ballclub avoids the pitfalls that could befall a reigning Division Champion and come out like a house on fire, destroying their closest division rivals, the Milwaukee Brewers, in a three-game whooping that let the rest of the Division know that it's the Cincinnati REDS who are the team to beat in the Central Division, and that any thoughts of winning the NL Central involve stopping the men from Cincy from galloping through the Central Division for a second straight year.
The REDS took that opening sweep and parlayed that into another series victory against another Central Division foe, the Houston Astros, taking two of three with the only blemish being a one-run loss.
These young (with a few veterans sprinkled in for maturity) guns took their talents into an early West Coast trip, that normally wreaks havoc for the ballclub during the late summer months. Maybe an early April trip is just the way to tackle the West because of the sunny and warm April Weather is such a contrast to the cold and gloomy April Days of the Tri-County area. Having split the first two games in Arizona, the REDS were poised to take another series from the Diamondbacks, whom they've dominated the last four seasons when Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer to put the REDS ahead in the 7th inning. But, the bullpen faltered for the second time this season as Nick Masset couldn't hold onto the lead. A rough start for Masset so far this season with two of the REDS first three losses by his name. Even still, the missed 15-footer for Eagle is not something to be down about, as the REDS tapped in for BIRDIE (6W-3L)
to make them 1-UNDER
Hole #1: BIRDIE (6W-3L)