Arroyo grounds out. 5-0 Reds mid 8th.
Todd gets the barrel on the ball as good as anyone on this team. And I love that he hits breaking pitches.
Todd is our clean up guy. He does better in those situations then most of our other hitters. Brandon wants to leadoff, so let him and go with:
People please....Rolen feels better today, he will need to start again by saturday. So...don't get all comfortable with Frazier here for tomorrow.
With the first two hitters in Dusty's sham of a lineup being the only Two with a sub .300 OPS, it's time to bat Todd higher, but don't hold your breath.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Venable pops out to short.
I know I'll get hammered for this but the kid is a winner too - he's been winning since he was little, he expects to win. I like that. I don't mean other guys don't like to win but I do believe there are a lot of guys without a pedigree of winning that don't expect to do so.
"Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra
Cabrera strikes out swinging. 8 Ks for Arroyo.
BA has to go out there for the 9th too right?