Re: 6/7/2013 Reds v. Cardinals (The Return of Phillips...this time it's personal)
IMO, Dusty punted the game when he brought Ondrusek. I think everyone saw what was to come then. He's a pigeon hole manager. You can't go out of the hole in his view. No it probably didn't cost them the game. I doubt they were coming back on Wainwright but they were still in the game at that point. No chance after Ondrusek came in. He and Parra should have been on that bus with Villareal back to Louisville and never to be seen again.
The Cards look awfully good. I know some of their numbers will come back down to earth but still will be a tough team to catch. The way they work the pitchers remind of those late 90's to mid 2000's Yankee and Red Sox teams. Everyone in the lineup knows how to work a pitcher then get the hit when they need it most. They are hitting .340 in RISP. If they drop 50 points they will still be at .290. That's really good after losing 50 points. Its going to be a very tough way to overtake them. It may take massive injuries to the Cards starting 8 to overtake them.
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