The Cincinnati Reds frustrated the shit out of me last night. They lost 1-0 to Cliff Lee and the Mariners, and collected only four hits.
I drank some scotch, I watched the Reds try to no avail to hit the lefty Lee, and I drank a little more scotch. This continued until the final out was recorded. I was extremely frustrated. First place is now only a distant memory, as we have no guarantee to ever return to it.
However, tonight Felix Hernandez is on the bump for the Mariners. There’s nothing statistically that suggests the Reds are going to find a way to get to King Felix tonight. But I can tell you this–the Reds are going to beat this guy. I’ve waited a long time for the Reds to have a crack at this guy. They’ve went up against Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw, Hiroki Kuroda, and Cliff Lee in the same week. Now they get King Felix.
I expect these hitters to take out some frustration on the big fella on a Saturday night in Seattle.