I’m running low on optimistic comments to make in the game thread. So I borrowed this from Michael J. Hampton in last night’s game thread:
Some reasons to watch the last 5 weeks of the season:
I want to see if Latos can get his velocity up
I want to see if Cueto can win 20
I want to see if Bailey returns
I want to see if Simon can recover a little bit of his pre ASG luster (He was pitching over his head, but I think he is better than he has pitched post ASG, may be just be worn down)
I want to see if Frazier and Mesoraco can finish strong
I want to see if Bruce can get out of his funk
I want to see how well Phillips recovers from his surgery
I want to see if Hamilton works on improving some areas of his game, in particular plate discipline
and maybe in September, call up some of the AAA guys and see what they got
and maybe, just maybe, 3 weeks of a fully recovered Votto (The only way I want to see him this year).
Those are all good reasons to watch from here forward. However Michael did not mention a thing about the excitement of watching Skip Schumaker and Jack Hannahan. I’m sure it was just a mistake on his part.
Discuss the game here Reds fans!
1. Hamilton CF
2. Schumaker LF
3. Phillips 2B
4. Frazier 3B
5. Pena C
6. Heisey RF
7. Hannahan 1B
8. Cozart SS
9. Leake P