A winning April possible
If the 10-11 Reds can win tonight and Friday in St. Louis, that’s a plus .500 record for April. Considering the sweep at Pittsburgh and the less than stellar previous weekend vs. San Diego, and that the offense or starting pitching has yet to really get going — being at, near or above .500 is not a bad outcome. They in second place, four games behind the Cardinals with a golden chance to narrow the gap just ahead.
Question of the day: Are you happy with where the Reds are at this point? Is it better than you expected before the season or worse?
No doubt that the Reds will have their hands full with Roy Oswalt but don’t go penciling in a ‘L’ on them yet. Yes, Oswalt is 23-1 with a 2.58 ERA in 32 career games against Cincinnati but he’s been in a holding pattern for victory No. 24 for quite some time. He got four no-decisions in his four starts last season. The Reds won three of those games.
Just got back from a lunch at the Chinese restuarant owned by Rockets center Yao Ming. Appropriately, it’s called Yao. It wasn’t bad and it’s nice on the inside. Other than a display case with a Yao bobblehead and a couple of jerseys, there’s nothing sports or basketball related with its theme. It’s a little pricey for what you get, food-wise, but it was decent enough fare.
More later from the ballpark.
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