There was really only one word to sum it all up last night, embarrassing.
The Reds continued to show the world that they can’t hit anyone left handed. It doesn’t matter who it is. Jeremy Sowers has been beaten like a snare drum all season, he hasn’t even pitched well in AAA. I mean, the league smiles when they see they get to face Jeremy Sowers. That’s been his trademark since he’s been a Major Leaguer. But against the Reds he went 7 innings and struck out 6 while allowing just one walk and two earned runs.
The Indians treated Aaron Harang badly, like everyone else has lately. Harang drops to 5-8 on the season after going 4 and 2/3 innings and allowing 7 runs on 10 hits.
Ryan Garko and Victor Martinez each homered in the 9-2 rout. And it’s becoming a trend of this Reds team to not only lose, but get blown completely out of the water when they do lose.
Joey Votto and Jay Bruce went 0 for 8 with 5 strikeouts. When that happens, it’s going to be tough for the Reds to win. Johnny Gomes went 2 for 3 to raise his average to .367 on the season. Brandon Phillips continued his best Chad Ocho-Cinco act, making a laughable error and pimping a home run that hit off the top of the wall. We’ll say this to Brandon: when Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr. left town, you said you were the team leader. You are a clown who doesn’t know the first thing about true hustle and heart. You are not a team leader and we have doubts that you’ll ever be a member of a team that makes it to the World Series. Check back in a decade and let us know if we weren’t right about him. He’s a hot dog and you can’t win with the lapses in effort he brings on a nightly basis.