Paul Wilson GB pitcher takes the mound tonight for the Reds. Nestled behind him is Rich Aurlia, a man that Miley must feel is more sure handed than Lopez. Of course Rich will have to bat against Oswalt too, alas he’s only seen him for one at bat in his career. That speaks loud about how unbalanced the schedule is if a 4 year starter has never seen a a guy with 4000 MLB at bats more than once.

The thing that strikes me the hardest about the Reds current infatuation with Rich (other than a blatent disregard of a 3 year decline of epic proportions) is how similar it is to the Terry Pendleton signing by Bowden in 1997. The 1996 season was a bad year for Reds 3b, a lot like last year the team spread the position around to 4 players with 2 others seeing time.

CINCINNATI REDS
SEASON
 1996
3B

GAMES                            G     
1    Willie Greene                74   
2    Jeff Branson                 64   
3    Chris Sabo                   43   
4    Lenny Harris                 24   
5    Eric Owens                    5   
6    Eduardo Perez                 3    
 

That winter Bowden picked up Terry Pendleton, mainly beacause he and Ray Knight weren’t sure about Willie Green at 3rd.

Sound familar eh? Kinda like that friend of yours who dates the same type over and over and over again.

Poor Terry didn’t pan out to well and mades his last start for the Reds on July, 2nd and his last appearance as a Red on July 6th, he was released on July 24th.

I for one didn’t miss him.


TERRY PENDLETON

CINCINNATI REDS

YEAR TEAM         AGE G    AB    R    H    2B  3B  HR   HR%   RBI  BB   SO   SB   CS  AVG   SLG  OBA   OPS
1997 Reds         36   50   113   11   28   9   0   1   0.88   17   12   14    2   1  .248  .354  .320  .674 
     TOTALS            50   113   11   28   9   0   1   0.88   17   12   14    2   1  .248  .354  .320  .674 
     LG AVERAGE             112   16   30   6   1   3   2.95   15   12   21    3   1  .271  .425  .342  .767 
     POS AVERAGE            112   16   31   6   1   4   3.29   17   13   21    1   1  .275  .440  .351  .791 

YEAR TEAM          RC   RCAA  RCAP OWP   RC/G   TB   EBH  ISO   SEC  BPA  IBB HBP SAC  SF GIDP OUTS  PA   POS
1997 Reds           13   -4   -5  .372   4.03   40   10  .106  .221  .416   1   0   0   0   1    87   125  3B
     TOTALS         13   -4   -5  .372   4.03   40   10  .106  .221  .416   1   0   0   0   1    87   125 
     LG AVERAGE     17    0    0  .500   5.12   47   10  .154  .271  .472   1   1   1   1   2    87   126 
     POS AVERAGE    17    1    0  .520   5.41   50   10  .165  .283  .479   1   1   1   1   3    87   128 

Brian first met the greatest game in Detroit in 1968, that team played in a league called the “American League”…. but I digress.

Later after a family move he started a dalliance with the Cincinnati Reds, who perchance were in the midst of their greatest era. It was a romance that was greater than many could hope to be.

After barely stomaching the strike of 1981 Brian headed West but never forgot the Reds, and even despite being surrounded by Giants and A’s fans who tried to entice him with things both Green and Orange he found himself wondering what was up with Kal Daniels and was that kid from Moeller ever going to make us forget Davey.

A long time member of SABR and a baseball history junkie he currently lives in Portland and can be followed at @baseballminutia

About Brian Erts

Brian first met the greatest game in Detroit in 1968, that team played in a league called the "American League".... but I digress. Later after a family move he started a dalliance with the Cincinnati Reds, who perchance were in the midst of their greatest era. It was a romance that was greater than many could hope to be. After barely stomaching the strike of 1981 Brian headed West but never forgot the Reds, and even despite being surrounded by Giants and A's fans who tried to entice him with things both Green and Orange he found himself wondering what was up with Kal Daniels and was that kid from Moeller ever going to make us forget Davey. A long time member of SABR and a baseball history junkie he currently lives in Portland and can be followed at @baseballminutia

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