As far as Ondrusek and Arrendondo are concerned, you could see this coming. They're both pitching like its September and their arms are dead.
And I don't know whats going on with Chapman. Not good. At least Homer bounced back nicely.
Is anyone else getting a bad feeling in their gut as you watch this team? It's deja vu, 2011 all over again; last season in May the Reds were in first, Jay Bruce was hitting like Babe Ruth and Reds were no. 5 in Fox sports Power Rankings...then the wheels came off and the Little Red Machine finished under .500 the rest of the season
This off-season the FO made "significant" moves: Madson, Ludwick, Marshall, Latos, Valdez and of course Wilson, now how have those moves worked out?
The Reds have too many holes in the dike and not enough fingers. when they get good pitching (last night) the hitting isn't there...when they get the runs the pitching fails (tonight).
Time to start jumping on the Indians band wagon?
And I'm not second guessing Dusty for taking out Bailey when he did. The only thing he could have done is left Arredondo in to face Fielder...lefties don't really hit Arredondo at all. But those guys just needed to get outs and couldn't do it.
I don't like the angle they sometimes get on that call....the ump is pretty well blocked by the runner's back/shoulder
As for Dusty...bringing in Cairo for Frazier bothers me greatly.....but oh well. I know we had zero bench...but I wish Dusty or Luddy would've just went nuts on Angel.
As long as umps like the one last night behind the plate is able to have an actual impact on the results, MLB is nothing more then pro wrestling. Right now the integrity of the game is on the line with the continual allowance of the wrong calls continuing.
Don't forget about Jays horrible throw to the plate at least 6 ft up the 3rd base line and Mes was still a C hair away from getting the out. That should have been about as routine as it gets for an outfield putout.
And last week against Pitt he throws a lollipop to BP and turns a double into a triple.