Re: Reds 2004 - A season in Pictures
Rookie Joe Valentine turns out one the Reds worst Starting pitching performances of the season, getting rocked by Montreal in just under an inning.
His struggles were a microcosm of the Reds overall lack of pitching, especially in the second half, where blown saves, blown leads and abysmal starting pitching doomed the team night in, and night out.
Fans of all stripes were calling for the ascention of Brandon Claussen, who was busy leading AAA in strikeouts and walks. Claussen showed a glimmer of promise, but struggled mightily in his second go 'round in a major league uniform.
Last edited by jmcclain19; 11-15-2004 at 05:12 AM.