Groundout to start the ninth.
Surely you can recognize the difference in giving up six runs in one game and giving up none in 22 others rather than giving up one run in 12 of 27 games.
Because that's the whole point: half of Broxton's earned runs were given up in one game of 27. That means he's been doing the job well for most of the other 26.
Everyone has a really bad game. Just because a guy gives up six runs in one game doesn't mean it should override the other 26.
Last edited by Brutus; 06-08-2013 at 10:12 PM.
"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
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Kozma pops one to the right along the foul line and he's on with a double.
Cards -- luck - ugh
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)
Smoltz had a similar outing years back and it took the entire season for his numbers to catch up. The fact that Brox's ERA isn't much higher is pretty good.
Blast to left field, and the Cards are down to the final out.
Really don't want to face Beltran this inning...