March 11, 2013

In brief: Votto’s return, sadder but wiser

Last Game
The Reds were victorious over the White Sox yesterday, winning 7-3. Johnny Cueto started for the Reds and wasn’t that great: 2 runs (earned) on 3 hits in 4.0 innings of work. Fortunately for him, the offense came to play. Shin-Soo Choo went 4-for-4 with 2 runs scored. Todd Frazier went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI on a solo shot and 3 runs scored.

Next Game
The Reds have today off to watch WBC games. Team USA plays at 8 p.m.

Joey Votto in Team Canada regalia

Photo HT: Redlegs Review (whom Google says this photo came from) and also Blue Jays Nest (who is actually in the URL of the photo).

The Return of Votto
After leading 2-3 through the first seven innings of the game, Team Canada’s bullpen fell apart in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday. The Canucks and ended up losing a heartbreaker, 9-4, to Team USA.

It’s bad news for our neighbors to the north, but for Reds fans it means that Joey Votto will have no further opportunities to get hurt in WBC games. When news broke that Team Canada had gotten into a brawl with Team Mexico, I half expected Votto to come back with a hockey-player-style toothless grin.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Despite the large number of talented players that come from Canada, Team Canada has never advanced beyond the first round in the World Baseball Classic.

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