Parra singled to Frazier but the inning is quickly over with a grounder to Phillips.
Now I realize this is a Game Thread....but this is a situation where having a rep as a hitter who takes pitches works against you and actually being aggressive on the 1st pitch would have been better served. Struggling to score runs and you let a strike down the middle go by. The pitcher is expecting you to probably take. What do you think? You're pretty rational and upbeat about things.
Phillips, Bruce and Frazier. 2 of these three should do *something*.
Heath Bell in. Good or bad thing?
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
"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."
4.40 ERA for Heath Bell. The stats say we have about a 50/50 chance of tying the game here.
Great job by Leake to save the bullpen. That is about it.
Take until you get a strike. Let him walk you.
It's a long season, watching every game will cause you to go insane. I know from insane. Not fun.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
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