Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cincinnati Reds Finally Beat the Evil Empire

Look after losing to the hated New York Yankees, 5-3 on Monday and then the first game of a double header, 4-2, the Cincinnati Reds pounded the New York Yankees. They won the night game of the double header, 10-2. Look, I was about to write off the Reds if they got swept. I would have called them a team that chokes against good teams. But the Reds in a commanding performance walloped the Yankees and kept their fans around for another game. Such is baseball. It' ain't over till it's over. Sorry about thumping your Yanks, Yogi.

As for the game, Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto was masterful. His fastball was moving and he kept it down. Good change up and devastating slider. And what about Reds outfielder Chirs Heisey? (Pictured) Yeah, I screamed for him to start. And he wasn't showing anyone that he should start. But then came today. Heisey launched his starting career today. He blasted three home runs and drove in five runs. More importantly, he showed the league he can hit breaking balls. The second homer came on a breaking ball. Let's hope that gets him and the Reds out of their funk.

It's time to make some hay Reds. Let's catch the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers in a week. Here's the story about game two with video.

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