May 22, 2008

Reds 2, Dodgers 5: My Dream Was Better

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W: Kuroda (2-3) L: Johnny Cueto (2-5) S: Takashi Saito (8)


As I fell asleep watching Johnny Cueto continue his rookie struggles, the Reds were foremost in my thoughts. I then proceeded to have this awesome dream where Ken Griffey, Jr. took the team on his back–without breaking it!–and proceeded to launch three home runs to lead the team to victory, prevent the sweep at the hands of the once-hated Dodgers, and prevent the losing.

Then I woke up and saw the team once again lost and Griffey, like he has most of this year, was a complete non-factor in the game. Still, it would have been nice. And what a way to reach 600.

Fantasy is better than reality when it comes to the Reds, I’m afraid. They’ll try to change that when they travel to Aaron Harang’s hometown today. Harang gets the start, which doesn’t bode well for Griffey’s offensive chances, considering the dearth of scoring for Harang. He’ll face Randy Wolf at 10:05pm EDT.

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