The Wake-Up Bomb
Jay Bruce hit a homer at Miller Park tonight that went an estimated 460-feet. A Brewers official said that if the outfield windows had been open the ball would’ve left the stadium. I said that if the windows had been open the ball would’ve left the stadium and hit a car in the parking lot, causing it to explode.
The best part about all of this: Bruce didn’t need a “special delivery” from the FedEx guy to hit it that far.
A day after Mat Latos struck out 11 Pittsburgh Pirates, Bronson Arroyo decided to strike out 9 Milwaukee Brewers. If you’re keeping track at home, that’s 20 strikeouts by two Reds starting pitchers in the last two games (and that doesn’t include the 8 additional strikeouts the bullpen contributed).
If you’ve been wondering what this 2012 team is capable of when they get good pitching and good hitting–in the same game–now you know.
And knowing is half the battle. Yo, Joe!