Hot Rod sighting!
Cozart pops out to short.
Stubbs grounds out to short.
Votto strikes out swinging. 8-1 Reds mid 8th.
Votto is still not himself at all. I guess hitting .300+ is pretty good, though. A little better lineup construction could help, but Dude...
Barajas flies out to the wall in left.
"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."
Tabata flies out to right. 8-1 Reds after 8
Homer looks like (if I could see it) the pitcher we hoped he would be. Of course, this is the anemic hitting Pirates. When they don't get good pitching, they can look ugly. On to the ninth 8-1
Bailey just cruising tonight. 86 pitches (65 strikes, 21 balls)