July 30, 2008

Reds 2, Astros 6: .183 and Still Descending

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Astros (50-56)01104000-690
W: Moehler (6-4) L: Arroyo (9-8) S: Wright (1)


It’s getting harder and harder to watch the Reds. I don’t foresee this ending anytime soon, not until Dusty Baker is fired. I mean, there are only so many jokes and laughs you can have about Corey Patterson leading off.

Patterson’s average is .183, in case you were wondering. His Not Out Percentage is 21.6%. That’s right, he’s made an out 78.4% of the time. Sounds like a prototypical Dusty Baker leadoff man to me!

This was the game I switched to once the Cubs-Brewers game turned into a blowout. I don’t know what I was expecting, certainly not good baseball from the Reds.

Bronson Arroyo, who took the bold, courageous stand of desiring to play for a wannabe-last-place team, was terrible, allowing 6 runs in 6 1/3 innings. Way to show how much you deserve to stay, Bronson. Of course, he did drive in 1 of the 2 runs, so that’s something. At the least, it’s more than Patterson’s done since June 21.

The Reds have now lost 5 in a row and sit in last place, 13.5 games out.

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