Someone could pick the winning lotto numbers, but it doesn't mean they did anything smart.
Leake was pitching really well with no signs of letting up. He made a good pitch and tip your cap to the hitter. There's absolutely no reason he should have been taken out prior to that batter.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Sometimes a hitter just beats a pitcher on a good pitch...thats what that was!!!
Lucky Votto didn't twist his ankle there.
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Nice to see Broxton with a smooth outing.
This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.
Can we have this Broxton all the time?
No one expects the butterfly
2 outs with a man on first, and you want to pinch hit for Leake who's rolling AND who's nearly as good a hitter as any pinch hitter on our bench. Really don't get the thinking there. Different strokes though.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.
Leake threw a good pitch and dude hit it out. It happens. He didn't leave Leake in because he wanted to be loved by the players. It's not like he was trying to get Leake a CG. He thought Leake was a better option the Broxton.
Now taking Leake out as soon as he gave up a HR, that is protecting his player from getting an L.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldn’t do it." - Brad Kullman
Mike Leake pitched one fine game.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!