did votto look a little tight jogging off the field after that play?
You know, for all the accolades Stubbs gets for his defensive prowess, that's the second straight game he's let a catchable fly ball go over his head for damage. Not excusing the crappy pitching by Thompson, to Cliff Lee of all people, but a plus defensive center fielder makes that play yesterday and that one today.
This post is BABIP-lucky.
Thompson at 56 pitches.
Will he surpass Fisher's 98?
The Reds are an average team to this point. Starting pitching is below average. Holes in LF, SS and it's looking more and more like 3B. Maybe Rolen turns it around.
Dusty is living to fight another day by hitting Thompson.
Looking on the bright side I'm surprised at how well the lineup has battled the aces they have faced in the series. Didnt let any of them have an easy day. More than they can see for the NLDS
giving up the game, thompson is taking one for the team. saving the pen forthe braves series. it is going to get ugly.