Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pirates bomb Reds again

The Cincinnati Reds lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the one game Wild Card playoff, 6-2. The game was much like the Reds this season. The team was laid back and listless. They could not hit with runners in scoring position. Reds starter Johnny Cueto did not look like he was ready to pitch after a long absence for an injury. He gave up a home run to the Pirates Marlon Byrd on a change up that looked like a batting practice pitch. Cueto did not last the fourth inning. The Pirates hit three home runs. Here's the story.

The problem for next year is whether the Reds will have enough offense to compete. You can't depend on speedy Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton, left fielder Ryan Ludwick or Todd Frazier. There are a lot of holes.

So the season ends. Wait until next year.

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