Top of the order up. Would be nice to get at least a run back.
"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."
Nice play by Harrison.
94 Reds / 86 Cards / 85 Pirates / 76 Cubs / 72 Brewers
Good play by Harrison on a Cozart ground out.
All this talk about Bailey, injury, fatigue, all this speculation.
All I know is that if he doesn't throw a terrible pitch to Marte, this is a 2-2 ballgame and nobody is agonizing about Bailey.
Fact is that all pitchers, particularly in hot climates, probably fatigued by now and many ballplayers have nagging injuries. We know nothing to indicate that Homer has any meaningful physical problem.
He threw a terrible pitch. I find that annoying in a big game like this, but he's just as likely to throw a good game against the Cubs next time. I chalk it up to an instance of bad pitching.
Stubbs grounds out to short.
9 in a row retired since Stubbs homer in the 3rd.
Welp, that sucked.
Bruce strikes out swiging. 4-2 Pirates after 6.
Assume Burnett won't pitch any of the four games against the DBacks. Increases the chance that Arizona will win some of those games, which would be helpful.
Burnett presumably will next pitch against the Padres on Friday night.
AJ Burnett's steps to being a dominate pitcher:
1. Be a consistent disappointment in multiple cities throughout your career, but still get huge contracts.
2. Get hit in the face and fracture eye orbital.
4. Dominate pitcher.
Really missing Votto and Phillips today, especially w/Rolen getting a day off.
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
"Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra