This was a tough loss. Yeah, yeah, much improved in important ways and some bad luck. But I wanted this one especially to give us a chance at the season series...now gone. Was a gorgeous day for some not so gorgeous ball.
Originally Posted by 1940757690
Warmest, sunniest day of the year yet here in DC. This is a day for us. That's no empty assertion:
I say 6 minimum. It's going to be a good day.
Have to agree wholeheartedly with you, RedsBrick. But no negativity for me right now. Off to the park. We will win.
- Rendon will be strong in the future. In today for the Nats in place of Lombo likely hurts the still shaky O
- Haren. Enough said. If we can't smack him around, we don't deserve to be playing until we reset in some way.
- Only prescription aside from the above? Hold Harper. Don't let him beat us. Walk him as needed.
That is all. Win, baby, win...
Not sure if a RZ violation to quote onself but I'm not so proud that I called the 6-or-more-hits thing right. Implication there was that enough of 'em would be strung together to get us a freakin' win. We didn't hammer Haren We let Harper hurt us again. Haren is a guy with a record but his health was the question last year and he hasn't looked right this year in any start until, kind of, this one. The pitching today was nowhere near as good as from Gio and JZimm. Haren was hittable. More hittable than we did imho.
Originally Posted by leeech86
When was the last time the reds has 3 consecutive 1 hitters?
Sitting next to another RZer today just off the 1B/RF line, we wondered outloud about this very thing...until the second hit.
Originally Posted by NebraskaRed
Win or lose, the Reds have shown definite improvement in this game. Sure, you can say that they still lost, and that Leake had a meltdown, but 9 hits and 3 runs, with solid work from the bullpen is a good sign.
Nebraska has it right. That's the spirit and all that. As disappointing as the game was today, I'm looking for Cingrani to do some amazing work tomorrow. And I'm definitely looking for and expecting us to take this division again come October.