At first when I saw Javier Valentín on the roster for third base, my immediate response was, and I quote, “WTF?” I mean, as glad as I am to see the LLM in the line-up for a change, he seems a little short and stout for the hot corner.
But the more I got to think about it, the more I talked myself into not hating the idea. As a catcher, he must have the reflexes to deal with those hits up the line, and he surely has the arm to get it over to first. Plus, with a zillion injuries, the Reds don’t have much choice, and his bat is certainly better than Paul “Soft J” Janish.
On an unrelated note, the Mets picked up Andy Phillips off waivers after the Reds sent him down without any options. Kinda sucks for the Reds; probably good for Phillips II.
How about Griffey’s homer number 602? I love to see that home run swing.
They keep saying that Harang is starting tonight, but I know that can’t be true because, as of the third inning, the Reds are ahead. I mean, I can understand the Blue Jays not having anything left after that routing yesterday, but since when does the offense put up any numbers for Aaron “Lemon” Harang? I mean, no one knows better than the good people of Toronto how much Adam Dunn doesn’t even *like* baseball.