Great Puffy. All it took was one soft single by Deno off Ondrusek and this game that was absolutely in the bag would have gone down as another gut-wrenching loss rationalized away by many as "bad-luck", west-coast demons, etc. etc.
A soft single would have only tied it sorry.
This is a game we absolutely deserved to win and did.
Is that not good enough?
Saying they were one flukey single from tying it is pretty defeatist I would say.
We won, that must count for something.
How many flukey singles did they deserve?
Ondrusek is the softest K/9IP guy in the pen by a mile and also the worst K/BB guy by a mile (giving Bray a pass due to sample size). The ball was going in play from Deno, we just played the odds that it wouldn't drop somewhere.
Absolutely a game that should have been won and fortunately it was in the end...
Our pitchers struck out 14 Pads last night, theirs just 5. That Deno AB was the only out one of our relievers made that was not a K.
We BABIP'ed 7/28 (.250) while they were 10/24 (.417), yet we still won through more chances through less K's and more HR's.
Well, apparently the Reds manager and their team remembered that they still had a few games left before the AS break. My expectation was 5-6 on the trip, they have achieved that. So, if they win today, can I call them overachievers, a title that would make many cringe?
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
I was going to be happy with a 5-6 WC trip so anything better then that is gravy regardless of how it happened.