Sunday, May 09, 2010
Sweet Lou Jumps Off The Bridge: Reds 5, Cubs 3
Piniella went back to the dugout without changing pitchers. One first-pitch hanging slider later, and the Cubs were down 5-3, which was the final score. Al Yellon has a lot more on this, but it seems to me this is a manager who needs to be fired, not as retribution but for cause; and a team that can't do what it needs to on the corners (Derrick Lee and Aramis Ramirez are both aging, and this year, inept at the plate).
The Cubs have lost six of their last ten games, and are 14-18, in fourth place in the NL Central, ahead of only the pathetic Astros. The 16-15 Reds are in second place in the Central, 3.5 games back of the Cardinals.