Sunday, May 14, 2006

Pitching not the problem

Pitching lines for Reds starters during this weekend's series against the Phillies at Great American Ball Park:

Friday: Elizardo Ramirez 6 IP 3R 7H 3BB 7K

Saturday: Dave Williams 8 1/3 IP 2R 5H 0BB 5K.

Sunday: Brandon Claussen 8 IP 1R 4H 1BB 7K.

The Reds lost all three.

Entering today's action, Reds starters had produced a 2.90 ERA in their past 19 starts but went just 9-7 in those games.

The Reds have lost 4 of the past 7 games when their starting pitcher has produced a quality start.

Meanwhile, manager Jerry Narron says his club is most successful when they aren't waiting for someone to hit a home run.

Isn't that just what the Reds were doing the past three days?

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