Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….
NY Mets 4
WP: Santana (10-7)
LP: Cueto (8-6)
–None. This game was a disaster in every way.
–Jay Bruce fractured his right wrist in the first inning, diving for a ball (that he actually caught; after the wrist was broken, he didn’t have the strength to keep the glove closed). This is bad. Very bad.
–Johnny Cueto loaded the bases before he recorded a single out, and it was looking like a replay of his last start. He ended up allowing three runs in that inning, and one in the second, before settling down. Still, terrible start for the young guy.
–The Reds, at 42-44, are now guaranteed to finish the first half with a losing record.
–This just in: Johan Santana is good.
—Some quotes from Bruce and Dusty Baker after the game about Jay’s injury.
–I don’t have the first clue who the Reds might call up for tomorrow’s game (the club has confirmed that they will make a move for the Sunday game). There are no other outfielders on the 40-man roster. The logical move is to call up Drew Stubbs or Chris Heisey, but they’ve got to make another move first to remove someone from the 40-man.
My guess is that we’ll see Adam Rosales or Danny Richar or Drew Sutton again, with Jerry Hairston, Jr., playing much more outfield.
This also means that Willy Taveras will be in CF every single blessed night. Let us all rejoice.
*This Offense Stinks.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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