Hi, everyone. What'd I miss?
I see that Gary Majewski still hasn't found his stride. According to Marc, after last night's debacle Majewski “bolted from the clubhouse as soon as the media walked in.” Poor guy. It's not his fault they keep sending him out there.
I see that Bronson Arroyo still can't seem to find win #10. At least the team didn't lose this time.
I see that Jerry Narron, as great a guy as he is, still is having trouble with line-up construction and bullpen management. You know, the Reds are over .500, leading the wildcard, and challenging St. Louis for first in the NLC, so Narron is clearly doing something right. Unfortunately, he's just as clearly doing some things wrong.
Perhaps they could set up a tag-team managing staff. Narron could be in charge of “doing the little things” and someone else could be in charge of who plays third or pitches the eighth inning.
Sort of like the Cardinals could use a different manager to take over in the post-season.
Speaking of the Cardinals: the series starts tonight! The last time our boys faced the Cards, they swept them to take first place. And it just so happens that we have just the right number of games in this series so that a sweep would take first again. It's fate, baby. And it's something I'm not going to miss.
P.S. - Thanks, Joel, for taking over in my absence. You are truly the premier substitute Reds blog writer.