Bling…..my old buddy who is deceased was a big Reds fan. He used to moan and groan all the time about the Reds relievers coming into a game and walking people. He used to say he’d rather somebody hit a homerun than walk. I feel the same way about the St. Louis relievers. When they get ready to face their first hitter I usually say out loud….”DON’T WALK HIM!!!…”
Our club has mostly been carried by the two vets, Goldy and Nado this season. Edman has been the third guy doing well, but no one else has consistently been there for the offense. If we can get O’Neill back and swinging like he was when he went out with the hammy issue, and get some more steady production from another guy we can get on a roll and take the division.
Oh, and the bullpen needs to step it up as well. That may be the bigger concern. This came close to being our second game in a week where we blow a 5-0 lead. Thankfully NA was clutch this time.