Overshadowing the news that Corey Patterson miraculously walked again was Dusty Baker claiming his first young pitching victim for the Reds.
Sure, that’s probably not fair, but it’s bound to be mentioned given the number of DL trips that Baker oversaw during his pathetic Cubs career. Johnny Cueto was removed after the 3rd inning with triceps pain. Hopefully it’s not serious, but I would hope the Reds were cautious with him. There’s not much of the season left, and there’s no sensible reason to risk Cueto’s career for this year. Unfortunately, the Reds often have little sense, so I’m not putting it past them to come up with their own bizarre reason to rush Cueto back.
As for the game, it was ugly, unfocused, and undisciplined. You know, typical stuff for a club that Baker “manages.” The Reds committed 5 errors and blew the lead they’d somehow achieved in the 9th before ultimately losing on a homer that Mike Lincoln gave up in the 12th.