Maybe it’s just me, but a day game after a day game (following a travel day) seems unusual. It happens fairly often when teams travel to Wrigley Field, but a Thursday game against the Washington Nationals at whatever-the-name-of-their-ballpark-is? Let’s just say that I think it’s odd.
Naysayers of the Mat Latos deal are filled with glee today after the guy failed to get a win. Again. For the second time.
The rest of us intelligent people are pretty pleased with how well he pitched today. Even it was just for 5.0 innings.
Right now, I’m just trying to figure out what Alfredo Simon’s role is on this team. Is he really the guy the Reds are going to go with in an extra-inning game? Yes, Chapman wasn’t available today, but in that situation why not put Sean Marshall in the game? I realize that, by definition, Marshall is the closer, but he’s fully capable of pitching more than one inning in relief.
Simon has given up 3 hits and 2 runs in 2.2 innings. I’m no manager, but he seems like the last guy I want on the mound in a tight game.
Oh, and the Reds have scored just 8 runs in the last 4 games.