Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
St. Louis 6
W: J. Kelly (6-3)
L: M. Latos (13-5)
–The Reds simply cannot beat the Cardinals. (How’s that for analysis?)
–Mat Latos gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings. Alfredo Simon gave up two runs in one inning, but it hardly mattered, because the offense was anemic. Again.
–Terrible baserunning (Bruce and Cozart ended up on third base at the same time, through a confluence of events that I do not care to describe to you. Here’s the video.)
–Terrible defense. Bruce had an error. Choo misplayed a ball. Some nights, this team looks like a bunch of Little Leaguers. Tonight was one of those nights.
–This isn’t fun. Baseball is supposed to be fun, and this isn’t fun.
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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