Saturday, April 07, 2007

Game 5: Reds 7 Pirates 5

Ahh, there it is. Same old Pirates. Some fun snapshots from today:

  • 9 walks by the pitching staff. Tony Armas Jr. was terrible.
  • Xavier Nady misplayed a flyout into a home run. Greg Brown made his most logical point ever by wondering how if the ball landed on the warning track, it would be an error, yet since it went over the fence it was a homer.
  • Humberto Cota had two hits, yet the rest of the team only managed seven.
  • For the second straight day we took a lead in the top of the first and gave it right back in the bottom.
Now, I'm willing to give Armas at least a little bit of slack because of the weather and the goofy play by Nady that cost him two runs, but still, 5 walks against 2 Ks is not good stuff, nor is only 48 of 89 pitches for strikes. I don't even know what to say about the Nady play. I only heard about it on the radio, but I'm not exactly sure I want to see it.

On the bright side of things, Adam LaRoche finally started to come out of his funk with an RBI double in the first and his first homer of the year in the three run fourth that briefly put us ahead 5-4.

The whole first place thing is over now, the Reds now have sole possession of first after the Cubs defeat of the Brewers earlier today.