I see you Raisel Iglesias – throwing eight innings of one-run baseball to get the Reds back to .500 on the season with a 5-1 win in the Queen City.
The fact of the matter is; I thought that Craig Calcaterra summed it up perfectly with his post about last night’s Reds game.
The Reds are simply stuck in the mud, and outside of a few really nice positives (Todd Frazier is great, Votto is back, Leake, Cueto, Iglesias and of course Aroldis) there are some really depressing aspects of the Cincinnati Reds and they’re going to ‘one up, one down’ us all year at best.
Just as I thought to myself last night that Brandon Phillips has been playing awfully well and doing it quietly, he’s down with a turf toe. Jay Bruce went 0 for 4 again, and he’s down to .167 for the year. This is one of the most pitiful seasons I’ve ever seen a player have. It is sad to acknowledge. Billy Hamilton collected a couple hits, and yet he’s floundering at .211 in his own right.
The Reds just aren’t entertaining. They’re not even good enough to ‘tease’. They are the antithesis of mediocre.