Thursday, August 14, 2008

Game 121: Reds 3 Pirates 1

Sometimes, it's exceptionally obvious that two terrible baseball teams are battling things out on the diamond. I think tonight was one of those nights. Johnny Cueto didn't strike me as all that impressive tonight, but he had our hitters lunging at sliders that were way out of the zone all night long and K'd seven flailing Pirates in five innings. Ian Snell, meanwhile, looked just about as bad as he has since coming off of the DL, but the Reds only managed 2 runs out of the 11 guys he put on base in his six innings. It was really a pretty ugly game for such a low-scoring affair.

The first night of the great LaRoche experiment was pretty ugly, as well. With the bases loaded and no outs in a 2-1 game in the seventh, Adam gave PNC park one of his typical April strikeouts against Bill Bray, then Andy hit into a double play against Gary Majewski. I seriously think I heard Gene Collier cackle all the way down here in Chapel Hill.