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One of the things I love about this 2010 Cincinnati Reds team is how easy they make it for blowhard naysayers (see: Colin Cowherd) to support their case.
While I don’t believe Cowherd’s inane comments about the Reds being a “fraud,” he makes a point about this team not beating the really good teams. This series against the Giants has already shown just how far the Reds are from being very good.
11-2? 16-5? Nice job getting people to take you seriously, guys.
Swept by the Cardinals in the first really important series of the season:
Getting embarrassed by the best team in the National League:
Travis Wood got rocked over 4.0 innings, and the often-compared-to-Wood Mike Leake came in and followed suit, giving up six runs in 0.1 inning. Leake’s outing was so bad that the team is considering shutting him down for the season, and Edinson Volquez (remember when he came off the DL and people were saying it was “like trading for an ace without giving anyone up”) — well, he’s been such an “ace” he might be moved to the bullpen.
That bullpen sure is starting to get crowded. Too bad we can’t find enough starters to fill out a decent rotation.
The Reds do realize that if (if) they make it to the playoffs they’re not going to be playing teams like the Diamondbacks, right?