Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Good, Bad & Notables from Season Finale

This photo tells you all you need to know
about the Reds' 2011 season.
Cincinnati (79-83) put the finishing touches on a disappointing season Wednesday afternoon, falling to the Mets (77-85) 3-0 at Citi Field. It was obvious that both teams already had their minds on the off-season as the game was over in a speedy 2 hours and 15 minutes.

The loss means the Redlegs have now finished with a losing record for the 10th time in the past 11 years.

Here's the good, the bad and the notables from the season finale:

The Good:
-Edinson Volquez put together a quality start by limiting New York to three runs and six hits over seven frames. The right-hander walked one and struckout five.
-The defense committed no errors.
-Drew Stubbs made four trips to the plate and didn't strikeout once.
-Reds fans are finally put out of their misery after an under-achieving season.

The Bad:
-Cincy mustered only two hits. Yeah, that's right....TWO hits!?!
-The Reds offense was shutout by Miguel Batista, who dominated opposing hitters from start to finish.
-After going 0 for 3, Devin Mesoraco finished his brief stint with the big club hitting .180.
-Although Stubbs didn't go down on strikes on Wednesday, he still finished the year with the MLB lead in K's with 205.
-Joey Votto ended the season one homer shy of 30 and Jay Bruce fell 3 RBI short of 100. Both were looking to finish with 30/100 season.

Notables:
-New York wins the season series 5-2.
-Jose Reyes took himself out of the game in the first inning after laying down a bunt single. Fans booed after the move. The hit raised his average to .3371 and gave him a 2.5 point lead over Ryan Braun for the NL lead. Should Reyes win the batting title he would be the first Met in franchise history to do so.

2 comments:

shrews824 said...

I'm sad the season is over. It went by too quick. Is it Spring Training yet?

Jimmi Adair said...

It'll be February before we know it Scott!