Ludwick pinch-hit for Cueto and grounded into a fielders choice. 5-2 Reds after eight innings.
Chapman coming in to pitch the 9th.
I miss Adam Dunn.
"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."
Holy crap that slider was FILTHY. Strike three swinging.
My biggest beef with Baker... The three run lead save. These are the ones you give to Broxton, Marshall, even Ondrusek... okay, maybe not Ondrusek, but you get my point. Especially with 4 games in three days.
Absolutely no need to use Chapman here.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Game 2 is against a lefty that they already saw once. Chances are good the offense can make game 2 a laugher if Redmond and the rest of the boys can do well, Probably wants to save the longer guys for Redmond's start. I'd guess Redmond will have a short leash with Lecure and Simon ready to go quickly.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Chappy is a little wild today.