September 14, 2012

Reds head to Miami

Arroyo about to pitch. (Photo RHM/Jon Cross)

Bronson Arroyo looks for the sign from the catcher.

Last Game
The Reds took yesterday off, and for once, I was glad. I needed a nap.

Next Game
Our boys are back in action tonight, visiting the Miami Marlins. Bronson Arroyo (RHP, 12-7, 3.66 ERA) will face off against Jacob Turner (RHP, 0-2, 5.29 ERA). I was live and in person for Arroyo’s last start, which was a gem. I can’t speak for Turner.

Bievendios a Miami
Tonight the Reds play their first game ever in the Marlin’s new stadium, Marlins Park. “It’s almost the end of the season,” you might say, “and they’re just getting there now? Didn’t they play the Marlins forever ago?”

Why, yes they did, right at the beginning off the season. But the Marlins made the trip to Cincy for that series. Ah, those were the days, back when people thought the Marlins might be contenders. Now their record stands at 63-81. So much can change in 140 games.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
The Reds’ magic number of 8 is the lowest in the majors. The next lowest belongs to the Washington Nationals at 11.

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