Reds take on the Pirates tonight, with Oliver Perez taking the hill for the Bucs. I saw Perez pitch in Cincinnati last year, and he was outstanding. A very solid young pitcher who, despite his 9.60 ERA, is likely to pitch well tonight.

Have the Reds faced every good pitcher in the league already this season? Prior, Wood, Clemens, Pettitte, Oswalt, Pedro, Mulder. And we still have a winning record!

That’s called being optimistic, folks. Things are going to get better. Trust me.

2 Responses

  1. Heath

    yep, the pitching continues to get better over the weekend with the always entertaining – sometimes controversial Florida Marlins. The Reds get Dontrelle Willis & AJ Burnett – they get a reprieve of Brian Moehler instead of Beckett and Leiter.

    The Reds are playing host to the Dodgers in May. The probables for the LA Blues are Drysdale, Koufax, and Podres. :shock::mrgreen::!:

  2. Joel

    Casey vs. Perez – 2004:
    .500/.500/.625 (0 HR, 2 K)

    Dunn vs. Perez – 2004:
    .222/.300/.667 (1 HR, 5 K)

    Freel vs. Perez – 2004:
    .125/.300/.250 (0 HR, 2 K)

    Griffey vs. Perez – 2004:
    0 for 10, 5 K

    Jimenez vs. Perez – 2004:
    .250/.250/.400 (O HR, 2 K)

    Kearns vs. Perez – 2004:
    .167/.167/.667 (1 HR, 3 K)

    Larue vs. Perez – 2004:
    .222/.222/.778 (1 3B, 1 HR, 6 K)

    Pena vs. Perez – 2004:
    .222/.222/.222 (0 HR, 5 K)

    All stats are with 16 or fewer plate appearances, but it still doesn’t bode well for the home team. I do expect to see Casey in the lineup tonight, but Griffey should take the night off, IMO.