The only bad thing about Cueto reaching base, it seems like everytime a pitcher runs the bases he gets gassed and gives up a run the next inning.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Hairston showed off his warning track power there.
Hairston tries to hit a home run and fails. One zip Reds.
Hairston flies out to left center. One of these years Grande is going to learn where the warning track is.
Now that the inning is over I want to know if anyone noticed that "textbook" baserunning by Gonzalez there. Anyone think Tom Emanski teaches the old "run half way to the mound before heading toward first on a bunt" move?
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Lilly grounds out to short. 1 out.
Only George Grande could turn a bobble of an easy ground ball into an admiring "WHAT HANDS!"...
Soriano grounds out to short. 2 outs.
I missed Cueto's Houston start, was he throwing as free and easy there as he is tonight? His fastball is touching 95 according to the FSN Ohio gun...
With the proliferation of 12- and 13-man pitching staffs (I'm sure that someone is eventually going to go with a 14-man staff at some point), I think that it will become more important to have starting pitchers who can occasionally do other things for the club in a pinch. Owings can PH, Cueto could PR, Arroyo could do both (though I would only consider him as a PH in low-leverage situations).
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.
"I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
Fukodome flies out to left. 1-0 Reds after 3.