The last two series have been a rude wake-up call for anyone who thought the Reds were a decent baseball team. But honestly, six games doesn't negate the fact that this was a promising season wracked with hard luck and pretty aggressive regression.
Don't forget that this sandlot baseball the Reds are playing is also a sandbox for next year. And we're already learning some things. Namely, that Alonso is more than ready to be an above-average major league hitter, but in all likelihood will not play in the outfield ever again after this season. Or possibly this series. The Reds would also like to see how Dave Sappelt, who lit a brush fire in Arizona, looks out there. He replaces Chris Heisey on the roster. While I'm a supporter of Hi-C's and don't like to see him shelved, the organization has a relatively good read on him in LF. Let's see what the young folks can do. And remember, it's just for fun.
Also, I see that Randy Wells has pitched half as many innings as Bronson, but he's worse. Cool.
|2011 - Bronson Arroyo||7-9||25||22||0||0||0||0||135.1||158||87||82||30||32||76||5.45||1.40|
|2011 - Randy Wells||3-4||13||13||0||0||0||0||70.1||84||47||46||12||30||49||5.89||1.62|