August 4, 2008

Reds 2, Nationals 4: Such Sweep Defeat

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W: Balester (2-3) L: Cueto (7-11) S: Hanrahan (1)


The Reds were swept by the ex-Reds yesterday, losing in the final game of the 3-game series. The futility of the team has reached its lowest point of the season, exemplified by the team being 10 games under for the first time all year and by being 16 games out of first.

Your last place Cincinnati Reds, ladies and gentlemen. And just think, the team has two more years of this unfocused mess of baseball left, unless they fire manager Dusty Baker before another rebuilding effort has to start.

Johnny Cueto got the loss yesterday, thanks to 4 runs (3 earned) in the first. After that, he settled down and ended up pitching 6 innings. A decent outing from a rookie. The offense provided no help, though, against Collin Balester. That’s right, Collin Balester. The Reds were doomed before the first pitch.

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