The Reds thumped the defending American League champs today. Clearly, this means that the 2009 Reds are one of the top two teams in the major leagues. I mean, it’s the only logical conclusion to draw.

Edinson Volquez looked good, Johnny Cueto was sharp, and Jerry Hairston hit a grand slam to lead the offensive charge in a 7-0 win. Homer Bailey also pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two.

Good start, huh?