The Reds entered last weekend’s home series with the Colorado Rockies at 50-53, hoping for a sweep that would get them to .500 and begin a heroic run to the wildcard. Instead, in typical and predictable Redleg fashion, they were swept out of town and basically the season deemed dead.
Well of course, wouldn’t you know who’s starting tonight. They call him ‘Roy O.’ and I call him “oh fuck, there’s a loss”.
Mr. Oswalt, pictured above after a deer hunting trip (getting shitfaced with Mr. Pitch n’ Chew himself, Jake Peavy); is 19-1 all time against the Reds with a 2.46 ERA in 22 games started. Like, why even play tonight? I mean really. Just give the Astros the ballgame and take the night off. Oswalt is struggling this season (7-8 with a 4.56 ERA), but I’d be willing to bet that he finds his old self against the Reds. That’s what everyone does, that’s what the Rockies did. Yes sir, when a team goes up against the Reds that is like them hearing the dinner bell, time for everyone to get healthy.
And honestly, fuck Dusty Baker in the pants for continuing to show nepotism to Corey Patterson. Asshole.
*Image courtesy of Big Lead