All He Wants to Do Is Fish
Just when it seemed the Reds starting pitching was starting to get things sorted out (again), here come the Marlins to put a stop to any progress they were making. The Marlins are a good team, but they shouldn’t be a score-five-runs-in-the-first-inning type of team. Not against a team that’s supposed to be the favorite in the NL Central.
Just when it seemed that the Reds offense was starting to click (again), here come the Marlins to shut down the bats. When three of the Reds’ six runs were the result of a Jeremy Hermida (he of the .067-batting Hermidas) home run, and Jay Bruce strikes out looking with the tying run on 2nd base, it’s time to admit that this team is struggling. The Reds only had seven hits on the night and three of those hits were against Leo Nunez in the bottom of the 9th.
John Fay wants to remind us that the Reds are 2-7 at home since starting 5-0. They continue to hover around .500 while the Brewers and Cardinals are starting to play good baseball. With Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey due to come back in the next week or so, we better hope the Reds start to play good baseball soon, because the baseball they’re playing now is very mediocre.