Note: These are my thoughts as I sit several beers in at a bar in Las Vegas.
The Cincinnati Reds entered the 7th inning of the third of a four game serious against the Washington Nationals having scored just one run in the game and 4 in the series.
Again, the starting pitching was solid. Homer Bailey allowed 3 runs over 6 innings to qualify for that quality start. But the offense has so far managed the one run.
I know it’s too early for shake up of the roster, but does the free swinging of the Reds remind anyone of the Chicago Cubs under Dusty Baker’s last couple years?
I was against the Baker hire from the beginning, but backed off after the division win in 2010. Well, I’m going on record as being against him again. The 2012 squad is showing many of the same symptoms as the frustrating 2011 club.
When a team manages to perform at a sum of less than the trial of their parts for two years in a row, I blame the manager. This team needs to start performing better fast, or their will be no place for Baker on the all-in Reds.