Yahoo! Reds win!
There's an important lesson to be learned from today's game: make an enormous pitcher of piña coladas before every game.
No, wait. That's not the lesson. The lesson is BENCH CASEY. Like everyone, I love Casey, and not always in an entirely appropriate way, but he is pulling the team down at the moment and needs to spend a few games on the bench to be the head cheerleader. (And I believe I've said that before.)
Quick, let's hit the high points before the Reds have a chance to play again:
- Aaron Harang demonstrated that, not only would he be a totally wicked goth, but he's also a bad-ass on the mound. Actually, he wasn't as much a bad-ass on the mound as he has been, but he did demonstrate that the Reds' offense will rally behind a starter whom they believe in. It's time for the Reds to institute a policy by which they trade for pitching only from the As.
- Jason LaRue built on last night's hit to mark a decisive end to his incredibly long slump. I always knew that he could do it. No really, I did.
- Shoutout to David Weathers. He was sucking muchly for quite a while there, and I'd like to see him get some credit for turning it around and keeping it turned. Even if he starts sucking it up again tomorrow, no one can take today's 1-2-3 ninth away now.
Wow. I feel good and happy. And I'm pretty sure that's not just the piña coladas talking.