The Cubs came into town and took two of three, but at times it was an exciting series. The win was a huge (and I mean HUGE) game for Willy Mo Pena. Two dingers, and an awesome outfield assist to save a run. The Reds jumped up on Willy Mo’s big back (he is a big guy) and Mo carried them.
Sunday’s game wasn’t quite as great. The Reds got off to a nice start with an RBI by Mr. Future Hall of Fame Adam Dunn, but it went downhill from there. Pitching, pitching, pitching. I said it three times there, but the Reds have none.
Adam Dunn had a tough series. He went 1 for 10, and struck out five times, getting him ever so closer to the single season strikeout record. But that’s okay. If Adam Dunn had 30 walks, and not 104, I’d be a little more concerned. Give the 24 year old some time. With failure comes knowledge, and even though he’s failing in the worst possible way (a strikeout is the least valuable thing you can do with a plate appearance), we have to hope in the next couple of years, he’ll tag some of those close pitches, and start jacking sixty homers a season.
The Reds go to Atlanta. I’m going to miss them by a week (business travel), but even if I was going to be there at the same time, I probably couldn’t make the game.