9-27-27 – By Gary Morgan – @garymo2007 on Twitter
The Reds are on the verge of playoff elimination, and it’ll happen today or tomorrow with no help from the Pirates. That didn’t stop them from the equivalent of Pitt beating New Hampshire 77-7.
A rookie pitcher who started in AA this season making his debut, Reiver Sanmartin, didn’t stop the Pirates from looking utterly defeated as he stomped through their lineup to the tune of 5.2 innings of one run ball.
The Pirates barrage of underwhelming bullpen arms didn’t stop Joey Votto from two more dingers and 35 on the season. In fact every position player for the Reds had at least one hit today.
This was simply a non contest from the first inning on.
Stink. Stank. Stunk. – Dr. Seuss
News & Notes
- Bullpen arms are typically bullpen arms for a reason, but the Pirates keep trying to get multiple innings out of each and every one of them. I’d like to think it’s being considered in their evaluation of each player, but either way it’s certainly not making it look like any of them are ready for prime time.
- Two errors in a 13-1 beat down don’t really garner much attention, but Cole Tucker made another at short stop, and while his bat has been at least noticeable in September the glove has been too, for all the wrong reasons. Colin Moran has also struggled lately after starting fine there early in the season, committing another today on a routine roller.
- Jacob Stallings was eligible to come off the Concussion IL today and while his symptoms have subsided the club did not activate him.
- The Bucs have been outsourced 98-29 in Cincinnati in 2021.