Archive for July, 2008

Adam Dunn Drives In Five

Yeah, I know, it’s been a while.  And the help is dropping the ball too.  That’s what you get when you work for a big time corporation.  I wonder when I’m going to start getting paid.  Maybe when I write consistently for a decent period of time.

The Reds playoff chances are about nil (no, really, the chances are less then 1%) but that doesn’t stop them from keeping on the good fight.  Adam Dunn belted his 29th homerun and we may yet get to see him hit 50.  You just wonder what team those last 20 or so will be for.  He also drove in five and while his batting average is still below .240, he’s well on his way to another 40 homer, 100 walk, 100 run (okay, he might fall short with the runs) and 100 RBI season.  He also has a good shot at breaking his career .956 OPS mark.

And what about Edinson Volquez.  The last time the Reds had a Cy Young winner was, well, never.  Wow, the Reds have never had a Cy Young winner.  Then again, if you look at their Hall of Famers, most of them are position players and a lot of the ones that made it into the Hall only played with the Reds for a short time.

Next up for Cincy are the Rockies.  Hey, they’re worse then we are.  I like our chances this weekend.

Reds take all 4 vs. Nationals

The Reds finished off the final game of the 4 game series against the Washington Nationals, 6-5. The final win gives the Reds a complete 4 game sweep. They now look at a record of 43-47 but continue to sit near the bottom of the NL Central.

Adam Dunn had the best game for the Reds going 1-for-4 including a 3 run homer in the 4th inning. He now has a batting average of .228 with a total of 22 homers for the year. Catcher  David Ross also had a solid game going 1-for-2 with 1 RBI and a run scored. He now has a batting average of .245 with a total of 8 RBI this season. Jerry Hairston went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI.

Edinson Volquez took the mound for the Reds and played well once again. He worked 6 innings allowing just 5 hits, 3 runs and striking out 3. He earned the win bringing his record to 11-3 this season with a 2.36 ERA. He was chosen for the All-star team because of how well he has been playing this season. Congrats… Francisco Cordero came in to close out the game and did just that getting his 18th save of the season.

Not a bad series for the Reds hopefully they can get things together and bring themselves back into the NL Central race. They will now get a day off on Monday and will face the Cubs on Tuesday.

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