Re: 9/3/12 - Reds vs Phillies
I don't know. In general, I'm against the idea that it's always the pitcher's fault but I do think Johnny coasted just a bit after those 2 outs in the 5th and it bit him.
I don't remember the LeRud hit, but Cloyd's wasn't a 'dribbler' nor was it particularly weak. It was as much a base hit up the middle as Bruce's was in the 9th. I just think if Johnny had really bored down, he could have gotten Cloyd out. But he didn't. Hey, it happens.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."