I cannot even begin to tell you how many times my baseball fan friends from around the country have asserted to me that the Reds will win the Central Division. Needless to say, I was very excited to see a match-up of the two teams…
And I, of course, was more than pleased to see that homerun parade (the second of the short season thus far), and in the first inning no less! Holliday, Freese, and Yadi went deep securing us four runs off the bat. (A very powerful bat.) Westbrook struggled with some walks, but soon after settled down to turn in an impressive 7 innings. We won 7-1, and with that the Cardinals rotation has an ERA of less than 2.00 on the season.
And our offense has worked together to score at least 7 runs in the last 4 games, not to mention the 13+ hits recorded in 3 separate games. The point is, our Redbirds are hot! Catch the remainder of the series in Cincy to witness it for yourself.
Tonight, Lohse takes the mound hoping to repeat the gem he pitched last week in Miami!