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Friday, August 11, 2006

Arroyo can't locate; Reds split series with Cards

Well, I don't really have much to say about tonight's game. Watched it tonight, cringing several times per inning because Gary Thorne still can't pronounce Encarnacion's name. And that's extra fun with the Cards in town, 'cause that means there's two Encarnacion's in the game!

Arroyo didn't look sharp. Well, his breaking stuff looked great, but he couldn't locate to save his life. Reyes looked like he has great stuff, just not very good control. It sure is annoying to not take advantage of three hit-batsmen and two walks though.

Krivsky had an "interview" of sorts in the top of the 5th inning. Could have been interesting, but Steve Stone basically fell all over himself trying to talk Krivsky up the entire time. It's nice to see our GM getting props from the media, but the result was that there really wasn't anything that Krivsky said that was interesting. In the meantime, Arroyo gave up two homers and three runs.

Helluva play by Castro on Pujols grounder in the 7th. Nice to see at least some return for having him on the roster.

And that's about it. We'll get 'em next week.

No other games are on TiVO's radar in the coming weeks, so I'm back to watching on MLB Gameday and listening to Marty's call when the opportunity strikes. That means more time for blogging though, so I'll have a belated look at Franklin and Hollandsworth up sometime in the near future. Neither should be big impact players, but I like to take a look at everyone--if for no other reason than so I know something about the players on our team! :)