Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Reds Notes 6/1...

First I would like to say....THAT IS WHY YOU PLAY NINE INNINGS!!!!  Great win by the Reds.  Much needed.  Only counts as one, nothing more, but it just feels way bigger, that's what she said.  Especially feels better going into an off day. 

Just a few notes on what has happened in the past few weeks.

1. Of course Jay Bruce is playing out of his mind right now.  He is going to win the player of the month for May no doubt.  Never seen a guy get so many RBI's in a month.  I know it has happened before but it is ridiculous right now.  It's almost like he had a big routine change.  Like for whatever reason he thought it would always be a good idea to drink three Mountain Dews before each game or something and now he stopped doing it.  He just seems so much more calm in the box.  When he is striking out and taking bad swings he just looks so antsy.  Now it's a much more calm state with more of a plan and idea of what he is going to do.  And he is just not missing mistakes.  Some guys foul those off, some don't.  Right now Bruce isn't missing.

2. Votto's power numbers and clutchness have been way down lately.  We knew it was only a matter of time for him to break out.  Hopefully this gets him going.

3. Renteria is just pathetic.  He can't hit, he can't field, he can't run bases, I'm just not sure what exactly he does well right now.  If Janish is your starter then he should be in there every game, especially when there isn't a better player, and no way is Renteria that guy.  I say call up Cozart, make a trade, and cut Renteria.

4. Stubbs looks lost again.  He gets it, then doesn't get it, then is hot, then is pathetic.  Get use to it.

5. Don't want to hear any more crap about the bullpen being taxed Dusty.  Ok?  You have an off day and they haven't been used much the past couple of days.  That excuse is cashed, let's win some games now.

6.  Starters need to go deep into some games.  They have received three good outings of the last four.  Hopefully that continues this weekend.

7. Tonight's game ends the 20 game stretch without an off day.  Reds finished that stretch at 9-11.  Not good of course, but in the middle of the season, it's salvagable, especially with that killer road trip mixed in.  It also included ten division games that saw the Reds go 7-3.  That's something that needs to continue all year for the repeat to happen.

8. Reds have won 2 out of 3, and that's really all that matters right now.  All the rest is in the past.

9. Was just about to say the Reds were five games back, but the Giants just tied it up in the top of the ninth against the Cardinals.  I'm not going to stay up to see the outcome, so it's either four or five games when you wake up on Thursday. 

10. That's all, no number ten today worth mentioning.  Til next time.  


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