Re: Comfortable with Claussen?
At times it is easy to tell with Claussen on what kind of night he is going to have. If he is hitting the outside corner with his fastball and locating his changeup, most of the time things will be looking good for the game. When Claussen is good, he's great, but when he's bad.....it might be best to turn the channel, because things like Milwaukee's 5 HR's in an inning are possible.
I really like how Ramirez might not have his best stuff on a given night (last night), but still find a way to grind it out. It's too bad he hasn't had any run support until last night nor defense.
Harang and Arroyo......there's not much to say. They are holding down this staff when things aren't going so well.
Milton, I believe, is the key to this entire season. If we can squeeze 10-12 wins out of him, then I think this team can make a run at the wildcard. We need Milton to be healthy and pitch like he did in his Minnesota years.
This will not change until the Reds win the World Series.......
April 28, 2006.