Woe is Reds
Sitting at work, catching the game between updates from my phone and occasional glimpses at the Gameday. Loved the second inning. Hated the ninth.
Again the Braves grabbed victory in the bottom of the ninth inning, but this time, it was just moments before the Cardinals wrapped up their victory over the Marlins and retook first place in the NLC. There’s a certain justice to that. With four errors and the shittiest parade of late-inning pitching we’ve seen all season, it would have been hard to feel good about holding on to that title after such a performance.
But what now? Come back and get ’em tomorrow? Or (heart) broken for the season? If it depends on Dusty Baker’s fundamentals, motivation, or leadership…well, it was a hell of a run while it lasted, eh?
Dusty strikes again.
Brooks is a .200 lifetime hitter but only 2 of 14 against lefties, why not leave Rhodes in, he’s definitely been the most effective reliever this year and Cordero isn’t exactly automatic under the best of circumstances.
That’s pretty much exactly what I said to the CTS on Yahoo! Instant Messenger when the pitching change was happening. Not the numbers part, but the gist.
I get nervous every time Cordero comes into a game. My first thought is generally, “How interesting is Cordero going to make it this time?”