Perhaps Thom Brennaman was predicting the future when he was caught
announcing his disapproval during Monday's game against the Marlins. On
Friday, the Reds will play the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:05pm, with the
starting pitchers being Duke and Leake.
After dramatically winning the first two games against the Marlins in
extra-innings, the Reds went on to drop the final two games of the series,
splitting it with the Fish.
Homer Bailey started for the Reds on Wednesday and appeared to be more of a
thrower, instead of the pitcher we expected to see this season. Overthrowing
his fastball and locating pitches spastically, Bailey went 5 1/3 innings
allowing five runs on eight hits. The Reds lost to the Marlins on Wednesday
In dire need of a long outing from one of their starters, the Reds relied on
Aaron Harang to get it done on Thursday. Harang was unable to answer the
call and had his worst start of the season. Harang went only four innings,
allowed eight earned runs on eight hits, and depleted the Reds' bullpen.
Jonny Gomes and Chris Dickerson each had a pair of hits with the rest of the
lineup only producing three more. The Reds lost to the Marlins Friday by a
final score of 10-2.
The Reds starting rotation is becoming a massive concern considering it was
their projected strength prior to the season. The Reds' offense has
generally lived up to it's low expectations so far (all Reds hitters are
batting below .300), but the rotation was supposed to keep the team in
games. The Reds starting rotation is still without a win going into Friday's
game. A headline involving bathroom circumstances is violently appropriate.
Speaking of excrement, Chris Sabo's Goggles gives you yet another
reason to hate the Marlins while Whack Reds
gives you another reason to hate Creed.