Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: J. Hanrahan (1-4)
L: B. Bray (5-3)
–Good work by Aroldis Chapman and Sam LeCure out of the bullpen; three shutout innings.
–Brandon Phillips had two hits and a walk. Todd Frazier and Paul Janish, of all people, had two hits.
–With two on and no outs in the ninth, and the Reds down by one, Dusty Baker ordered Drew Stubbs to bunt. Even if it had worked, the Pirates would have walked Joey Votto.
Dusty Baker was intentionally trying to take the bat out of the hands of his best player with the game on the line. Moronic.
–Nick Masset continues to stink.
–Is this season over yet? Most frustrating Reds season in memory.
–We’ll have a post about it later, but Walt Jocketty and Dusty Baker are evidently returning next year. If that’s the case, I quit. I can’t take another year of this nonsense.
I’m not saying either of them deserve to be fired. I just can’t deal with more of the same.
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 email@example.com.