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.

-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.


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!