Sunday, August 9, 2009

Foiled again!

7 7 5 5 2 7
Game Score 48

The longball was Matt's undoing today. You have to credit the Reds for being patient--even against Tim--all weekend, and making our guys work. Cain got worked today. This is only the third time he has given up 5 runs in a start: the first was against the Rockies at home on the 2nd of May, and the second was in Milwaukee on the 26th of June. He's given up 4 runs three times as well, including his Monday start in Houston. This is the 13th time (in 23 starts) that Big Sugar has delivered at least 7 IP, and and the 21st time he's gone at least 6 IP. He's allowed two runs or fewer 17 times. Big Sugar's career high for wins is 13 (in 2006), and 13 seems to be unlucky for both of our studly young right-handers. A disappointing Sunday, to be sure. I won't bitch about the Panda's two DPs, when you are the only guy on the team who can really hit you get cut some slack.

The LAtriners come to town tomorrow, and we'll have to look sharp. We hit the road on Friday for a very tough 11 games including 4 against the Crockies, so if we have home-field mojo we better whip it out quick!


Zo said...

Of course you know how to have a winning home stand - don't you?


Bob said...

It's pretty sickening when the only runs come off DPs. But then you can't get mad at Pablo because at least he drove in the only runs.
I'm impressed that Cain pitched 7 innings even though he had an off day. He pitches up a lot and this time it backfired.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Live by the high heat, die by the high heat.