I was at GABP Saturday and Sunday. Since the AS break, the Reds are 8-0 when I'm in attendance. I guess I'm not a schleprock in all situations.
Dunns HR on Sunday - Pitch was shoulder level. Don't know if I have ever seen him hit a HR on a pitch that high.
On Narron - has no concept of leverage. Pitched Coffey on Friday while down six, pitched Franklin in the 7th with a one run lead on Saturday and came back to pitch Weathers in the 9th with a 4 run lead on Sunday(why not run Belisle out there).
This team desperately needs a 4th RH reliever. I think Belisle will step up if healthy.
Ryan Franklin didn't fit in Philly because he was HR happy, even in his days at Safeco. I see no way he will be effective for the Reds in any role excepting long relief.
Eddie looked like his arm was ready to fall off. I would be surprised if he makes it back this year. He stabilized the closer spot for the last month.
This whole 3rd catcher thing is a real albatross at this point. It really hinders any chance for an effective bench. Reds still need a 4th OF, sorry but Hollandsworth is not the answer (no surprise there).
I called the Bay HR off Milton (no surprise there either). Milton had no command of his offspeed stuff and when that happens teams just tee off on his fastball, even the Pirates.
Shoeneweis threw harder than I thought he would.
This team needs a LH bat and an outfielder. Best possible situation would involve getting rid of Hollandworth and doing something with Larue (who is so lost at the plate).
With the long west coast trip upcoming the Reds really need at least 2 of 3 from the Astros.