Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Hunt for Reds October

The Cincinnati Reds won last night by beating the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-2. Three home runs by Drew Stubbs, Scott Rolen and of course, Joey Votto powered the Reds scoring. All three went the opposite field. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey went six innings, giving up just two runs to keep the Reds in the game.

The St. Louis Cardinals lost. The Reds are seven games up. More important is that the magic number is now six. Any combination of Cardinals aka "The Little Bitches" losses or Reds victories for a total of six games and the Cardinals are eliminated.

The question now becomes who makes the post season roster. If you want to keep Chris Heisey and Jim Edmonds in the outfield, you're going to lose a pitcher. Here's my pitching staff. Relievers: Francisco Cordero, Nick Masset, Aroldis Chapman, Arthur Rhodes, Bill Bray, Logan Ondrusek. Starters: Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Travis Wood, Edinson Volquez. Okay, there's room for one more. Based on experience, I'd choose Aaron Harang. That's not a sentimental choice. Harang has pitched in big time games and has pitched out of the bullpen.

Anyway, here's the game story for last night with video.

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