Let’s take a trip around the interwebs…..
–Justin takes a look at the Reds’ hitting and pitching stars of the year thus far, using a very interesting way of compiling that info. Check out how well Danny Herrera scores out. Good stuff.
–Johnny Cueto: he’s pretty good, huh? Cueto says that he was tipping his pitches last year, but that he’s corrected it and that’s part of the reason he has been so successful in ’09.
Whatever he’s doing, it’s working. He’s 3-1 with a 1.59 ERA. Yes, folks, that’s the team’s fourth starter. Wow.
–Did you see our old friend Jason LaRue last night? OMGReds has a great description of him.
—Mark Sheldon says that Willy Taveras is getting it done at the top of the order. I don’t know if I’d go as far as Mark, but I’m not entirely disappointed in Fast Willie. His OBP is .348, and if it stays in that neighborhood, I won’t complain. His defense has been good, except for one terrible play a couple of nights ago.
I just want to know where the successful base-stealing Willy Taveras went. He hasn’t been creating much havoc.
–The Reds are ranked 18th in the latest Yahoo! Power Rankings. There are two teams with winning records rated below the Reds.