Five straight losses, the Reds are in last place again, on their way to yet another losing season, and Jack Armstrong is on the mound tonight. What are those reasons to stay optimistic, Mr. Castellini?
Discuss the game here if you can bear to watch it tonight.
(And, no, I don’t think Edinson Volquez is going to flop a la Jack Armstrong. I think he’s going to be a great pitcher for the Reds for many years. I’m just sick of Marty mentioning Armstrong’s name every time Volquez makes a bad pitch, so I’m beating him to the punch tonight.)
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.
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