Digging in the Dirt
The most surprising thing to come out of last night’s game wasn’t the continued — and now incredibly annoying — struggles of Jay Bruce and Willy Taveras, nor was it Johnny Cueto’s seven innings of four-hit ball, it was actually that Ron Villone is still pitching.
Did Jim Bowden really dig that deep into the former-Reds pile to find players to fill his (former) team? Wow. I just wish that Bowden was still around to deal with the cluster that will be signing Stephen Strasburg.
Speaking of the draft, the Reds took a Leake* by selecting Mike Leake (RHP, Arizona State) with the 8th pick. I hear he’s pretty good, but I refuse to get excited about any draft pick (thank you, Brandon Larson).
* I’m sure I’m not the first one to say that, but I couldn’t resist.
Harang better shut down the Nationals tonight. That’s all I have to say.