Leake with a quality start. I said he wouldn't have 5 of them in his next 7 starts. He is now 1 for 1.
6 for 8 on the year, right?
OK. Team's not hitting, but these inside strikes called lately are getting ridiculous.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
Four pages of posts through six innings against a top division rival. Speaks volumes about Reds baseball 2011.
Hard not to be impressed with this Milwaukee team. The OPS numbers for their first 6 hitters are extremely good. I wouldn't trade Votto or Bruce for anybody they have, but their lineup is significantly better than ours. And they've got much better starting pitching. Even their fifth guy, Narveson, would look good in our rotation. This team did what it had to do in the offseason and they are going to give the Cardinals a real run for the division. As of the moment, they're a whole lot better than us, it pains me to say.
"Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra
Hide your power alleys; Hide your wife
Our catchers are better.
Votto is better than Fielder.
Phillips is better than Weeks.
Betancourt=Janish/ Renteria on offense, but I'd take Janish on defense.
Rolen/Cairo = MacGhee/Counsell at 3rd. (Edge to Brewers on offense given age of their 3rd basemen)
Gomes/Heisey/Lewis are not anywhere near Braun in left.
Stubbs is better than Morgan in center.
Bruce is better than Hart in right.
That puts Reds up on 5 positions, 2 equal, 1 Brewers. If you give them 3rd base, then 2 Brewers.
Their pitching is better now. But once they get situated I still like our rotation. Bailey/Cueto/Volquez/Leake/Arroyo and Wood will get it turned around. Plus I like our bullpen better. My bet is that come October, we are on top.
ďA healthy Reds team is a strong Reds team"
Does it seem like Stubbs is pulling up too much on catchable balls in front of him? The last two nights he's let one drop right in front of his shoes