Monday, June 1, 2009

6/1- This Week in Reds Baseball

* Tough start for this very important road swing for the Reds getting swept in Milwaukee. The Reds were outscored 17-9 in the series.

* As reported in a previous post, the Reds placed 1B Joey Votto on the disabled list. Votto was dealing with an ear infection that caused him dizziness but he was placed on the DL due to stress related issues. The reason has not been disclosed and Votto asked that it is not public. The Reds have asked to respect his privacy. I went into my boss today to ask off for 15 days due to stress. I am still here.

* RHP Edinson Volquez was recalled from the DL today and will pitch in his next scheduled start in St. Louis tonight at Busch Stadium.

* This has been the tale of two teams, they show a lot of promise and then just look completely inept. They need Votto's bat and they need Jay Bruce to wake up. Bruce is looking more and more like Adam Dunn with an all or nothing at the plate. He will need to show more discipline at the plate if he wants to be a superstar.

NL Central Standings
Brewers 30-20 (-) .600 Won 3
Cardinals 29-21 (1) .580 Lost 1
Reds 26-23 (3.5) .531 Lost 3
Cubs 25-24 (4.5) .510 Lost 1
Pirates 22-28 (8) .440 Lost 1
Astros 20-28 (9) .417 Won 1

This Week's Schedule
Monday June 1- 8:15PM at Cardinals
Tuesday June 2- 8:15PM at Cardinals
Wednesday June 3- 8:15PM at Cardinals
Thursday June 4- 8:15PM at Cardinals
Friday June 5- 7:10PM Cubs
Saturday June 6- 7:10PM Cubs
Sunday June 7- 1:10PM Cubs

Reds Statistical Leaders
AVG 0.286 Hernandez
HOME RUNS 14 Bruce
RBI 36 Phillips
STEALS 12 Taveras
ERA 2.53 Cueto
WINS 7 Arroyo
SAVES 13 Cordero

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