Reds take on the Pirates tonight, with Oliver Perez taking the hill for the Bucs. I saw Perez pitch in Cincinnati last year, and he was outstanding. A very solid young pitcher who, despite his 9.60 ERA, is likely to pitch well tonight.
Have the Reds faced every good pitcher in the league already this season? Prior, Wood, Clemens, Pettitte, Oswalt, Pedro, Mulder. And we still have a winning record!
That’s called being optimistic, folks. Things are going to get better. Trust me.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.