It was the Cincinnati Reds first 6-0 homestand since 1995. They’ve now won 7 in a row at Great American Ball Park, a stadium record. Adam Dunn hit another towering home run to the Sun Deck in right field; which was his 4th straight game and 10th round-tripper on the season (248 over the course of his career).
Cliff Lee vs. Edison Volquez certainly lived up to the billing. Volquez is now baseball’s leader in ERA with a sparkling 1.33 mark and a 7-1 record to go with. Obviously at this point he is the ace of the staff whether or not people like Aaron Harang’s workhorse mantra.
And suddenly this team heads out on a west coast swing that begins today; with all the ingriedients to make this season a worthwhile one. That also will hinge on getting through the 4 and 5 starters who have not pitched well this season (Arroyo and Belisle). They historically have not played well on the west coast. If they can get through this trip; and somehow keep the winning streak going, my goatee will get much longer and this season will grow in excitement.