Baseball Toaster Bad Altitude
Reds 7, Rockies 6 and Reds 9, Rockies 4
2005-07-17 20:39
by Mark T.R. Donohue

OK, the Rockies get swept on the road, no big deal, happens all the time. Still, the Reds are a lousy team and losing back-to-back games started by Eric Milton and Ramon Ortiz is pathetic. Saturday's game, a back-and-forth affair, was at least entertaining to watch. Despite taking the lead four times, the Rockies seemed destined to lose from the outset. Sunday's game was just ugly, although Cory Sullivan and J.D. Closser both homered.

At this point, the rest of the season seems a foregone conclusion. This team isn't good enough to make a surge for fourth place, nor quite bad enough to make a race into the history books. I'd make a plea for the immediate release of Aaron Miles, Desi Relaford, and Dustan Mohr, but I think I already did. Colorado doesn't really have any better candidates for the rotation, so it has to be more of the same on that end. Perhaps Zach Day and Aaron Cook will be better than Joe Kennedy and Shawn Chacon (if he gets traded). Maybe they won't. Anyway I'm not going to any more games until Danny Ardoin and Closser's roles are reversed and Mohr is safely off of the 40-man. There are too many more interesting stories going on on TV to rationalize an expensive trip to the Ballpark Winning Baseball Forgot. I finished the Harry Potter book today instead of watching the A's, and look what happened. Joe Kennedy got a win!

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