Being 6-3 on the trip is nice for the Reds but going home 7-3 would be even better for their morale I’d gather. The Reds haven’t won three consecutive road series since August, 2007 (over two trips) and haven’t won three series on the same road trip since Sept. 21-30, 2004.
I talked to Walt Jocketty during batting practice about the Reds winning without any real hitting lately. At the moment, he’s not looking to make any changes. He’s not overly concerned.
“No because I know we’re going to hit. Guys like Brandon and Edwin and Gonzalez are not going to hit under .200. I think when the weather gets a little better, traditionally you see the bats get a little better. We just have to continue to pitch well, because that will be our formula – pitch well and play good defense. The bats will come. I’m not that worried about it.”
“We just have to stay with what we’ve got right now and see what happens. I’m not sure who is really out there.”
Adam Rosales had four more hits for Triple-A Louisville and raised his average to .409 in 12 games.
“You can’t ignore what he’s doing down there,” Jocketty said. “He’s doing everything we’ve asked him to do. At some point, we’ll have to acknowledge that. Right now as long as we’re winning, we’ll stay with what we’ve got.”