Saturday, June 23, 2007

I'd like my crow done medium well, please

Technically, I didn't say Feierabend would shut down the Reds, but when you make a direct comparison between a raw rookie and Jamie Moyer, you're asking for trouble.

Actually, I meant Jamie Moyer, circa 2004. Seriously.

Could tonight's game have been any more brutal? Feierabend couldn't find the strike zone with both hands and a flashlight, Davis was similarly rocked, the defense committed two errors and Willie Outquist was the hitting "star" with the lone RBI for Seattle. Naturally, he made an out in the process.

Any game in which you lose 16-1 and fail in every phase is painful, but particularly so tonight given the anticipation over Griffey's return. Heck, I was even half-rooting for Griffey to knock one over the wall for old time's sake, yet the best he could do was a single in a 1/5 night. Ironically, in a game where the Reds feasted on M's pitching, he had the worst stat line of all Cincinnati regulars, whiffing three times.

With the offense in deep freeze tonight, they just weren't going to win. But losing 16-1 is an exclamation point with respect to the state of the pitching staff. Felix, Washburn and Batista have been wildly inconsistent this season, and they're clearly the team's top three starters. Maybe we need to coin a Spahn/Sain-esque phrase: The King, Jarrod, Miguel, and two days in Hell.

I've got to go draw horns on Bill Bavasi's visage. Smell you later.


At 9:48 AM, Blogger Tad said...

I'd rather watch Feierabend get whacked around than Weaver!


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