Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….
San Diego 7
WP: Latos (2-1)
LP: Harang (5-12)
–Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: ROCK BOTTOM!
–TOS* One stupid hit. Against the immortal Mat Latos.
–Lots of things can be repeated, with slight changes, from last night’s recap. This is one: the Reds have 13 hits in three games against a team — the Padres — that is now 6-20 in the month of July (with a third of those wins coming at our expense). They’re worse than us, yet we can barely put the ball into play.
–Tonight’s leadoff hitter: .279 OBP. This is your 2009 Cincinnati Reds!
–What else can I say? This team is a complete disaster.
–Cincinnati is now 10 games under .500. To finish the season with a winning record — we’re gonna win now, says Bob Castellini! — the Reds would have to finish the season 37-25. Impossible.
–The Reds have now lost 14 of their last 18 games. They are 3-10 since the All-Star break. Once again, I am beginning to think the Reds may not make the playoffs in 2009.
–Nine straight &^***(&(&%$&#@#! losing seasons is now all but assured. Why do I bother? The once-proud Cincinnati Reds are now no better than the Pirates or the Royals. That makes me exceptionally sad.
–A question for you: has this team quit? And if so, is this the earliest that we’ve seen a Reds team quit?
*This Offense Stinks.