Not a bad outing so far for Matt Belisle, but I have a complaint.
I have the television broadcast on in the background so I can listen while I’m working. These Cardinals announcers keep talking about Anderson Machado like he’s the second coming of Barry Larkin.
What has Anderson Machado ever done to demonstrate that he’s anything other than a spare part?
UPDATE: Reds win! Reds win!
But not before David “Gas Can” Weathers and Danny “Mr. Excitement” Graves try to blow the game.
I know the Reds think their bullpen is improved, and it probably is a little better than last year’s, but it’s still very shaky. Gas Can Weathers has no business playing in Cincinnati; Dan O’Brien wasn’t around here the last time Weathers pitched (horribly) for the Reds.
Aaaahh, whatever. I’m just glad the Reds won. Now, back to Cincinnati, for another series with the Astronomicals beginning Friday night. Paul Wilson is scheduled to give up four and a half runs for Cincinnati, while Roy Oswalt attempts to run his record against the Reds to 13-0.
Let’s get back at Houston for last weekend, I say.
UPDATE: Joel has a nice recap of the game over at Reds (and Blues).
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