Giving up runs is for homos

What the hell are the Cincinnati Reds doing?  Do they not know the culture of the franchise?  If we win game, we win 10-8 — what the hell is up with this shutout nonsense?

Okay, joking aside, the Reds are dealing right now.  The Reds, led by Bronson Arroyo, pitched their second consecutive shutout in beating the Pirates 4-0.  Arroyo went 8 innings while striking out 4, and CoCo came in to complete the dub.

Other than Votto playing like God (21 RBI in 22 games), the spotlight needs to be put on Adam Rosales.  He got on base 3 of 4 times today going 1-2 with 2 walks.  Not only is he outproducing Edwin by a million times, but he is flashing the leather also.  Rosales made a play today in foul territory where he fell into the stands making the catch.  The kid has it all.  If he keeps producing the way he has, I am interested to see what the Reds do when Edwin is eligible to come off the DL.

Oh well, time to celebrate the big win tonight.

Reds shut out Astros, 3-0

The Reds got their third shutout victory of the season.  Yeah, that’s right, THREE.  That is pretty impressive to hear as a Reds fan.  Last year, it took them until September 17th to get their one and only shutout.

Edinson Volquez looked like an f*ing stud tonight.  When his gas has pin-point control, and his changeup is on, you can’t beat him.  He struck out 6 over 8 innings, which is the longest outing so far in his career.  After getting off to a worrisome slow start, he has gone for 19 innings and 20 K’s with a 1.89 ERA.  That’s what I like to hear.

Adam Rosales got the start at third and made an immediate impact.  He went 1-2 with a walk and 2 RBI.  The guy also showed that he has a cannon.  Laynce Nix got the nod in left, and continued to be productive at the plate.  I swear this guy sees around 6 or 7 pitches every time he grabs a bat.  Going 2-3 with a RBI, and raising your batting average to .310 makes it harder for Dusty to keep you out of the lineup.

Day off tomorrow — Buccos on Friday

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