Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….
Chicago (NL) 0
WP: Lehr (1-0)
LP: Harden (7-7)
–Smilin’ side of the scoreboard! Reds win!! Can you believe it, Reds fans???
–Justin Lehr, all 32 years of him, was simply outstanding. A complete game shutout, allowing only four hits. His stuff was crazy good. Great work, Justin. Enjoy your moment in the sun.
–Scott Rolen hit safely for the first time as a Red, and it went over the left-center field wall. More of that, please.
–Willy Taveras actually contributed tonight. That’s always a good thing.
–Reds are no longer in last place. Things are looking up!
–Biggest negative: this team still stinks. For a night, though, it was fun.
–The Reds needed a start like this to end the losing streak. Who would’ve thought Justin Lehr would throw it?
–Clearly, it was the veteran leadership that won tonight’s game. Walt Jocketty was onto something. This team needs more old players! Trade away all the youngsters, get us some more 32-year old pitchers and 35 y/o third basemen!
–Off-day tomorrow, so the Reds are going to go two straight days without losing. How long has it been since that happened?
–Okay, off to the west coast. Isn’t that where this season came off the rails for good? I’m not optimistic…but who knows?
UPDATE: Great work, Ramrod. Scotty Rolen likes to win, too!
*This Offense Stinks