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Friday, April 22, 2011

Mike Leake helps Reds end losing skid

[Mike] Leake pitched one of the better games of his young career. He went seven innings and allowed three runs on the four hits to beat Arizona 7-4 before a crowd of 17,319 at Great American Ball Park…

The Reds considered whether to pull Leake from the start in the wake of his arrest… [manager Dusty] Baker talked to Leake before deciding to let him pitch.

“What you gauge and what is are two different things,” Baker said. “Usually, you can look in a person’s eyes and read that person at that moment. His eyes were gentle eyes, which lets me know that he knows nobody knows joy and bitterness in anybody’s heart but that person. No matter how their face looks. His eyes were gentle to the point of pain and embarrassment.”

The District Attorney Posted: April 22, 2011 at 06:30 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: game recaps, reds

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   1. flournoy Posted: April 22, 2011 at 06:45 PM (#3806063)
Dusty Baker's quote reads like something from a random word generator.
   2. Dale H. Posted: April 22, 2011 at 06:49 PM (#3806071)
So not only would computers make better sportswriters, they'd also give better postgame interviews?
   3. Guapo Posted: April 22, 2011 at 06:49 PM (#3806073)
His eyes were gentle eyes, which lets me know that he knows nobody knows joy and bitterness in anybody’s heart but that person.


You lost me around the second "know."
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 22, 2011 at 06:58 PM (#3806086)
Reds need to steal a victory like this now and then to take home the division.
   5. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 22, 2011 at 07:07 PM (#3806110)
17,319


This team won the division last year and that's all they can muster? Just think, 8 years ago the Reds built that shiny new ballpark to attract the crowds that were staying away in droves from the old one. And now they're staying away in droves again. When will the taxpayers finally finish paying off the debt on it and own this joint?
   6. smileyy Posted: April 22, 2011 at 07:08 PM (#3806111)
Mike Leake would give the Reds the shirt off his back if it meant getting a win. Nevermind the fact that he didn't have a whole lot invested in that shirt.
   7. Joey B. Posted: April 22, 2011 at 07:13 PM (#3806123)
Leake beat Arizona like an American Rag.
   8. McCoy Posted: April 22, 2011 at 07:15 PM (#3806125)
This team won the division last year and that's all they can muster? Just think, 8 years ago the Reds built that shiny new ballpark to attract the crowds that were staying away in droves from the old one. And now they're staying away in droves again. When will the taxpayers finally finish paying off the debt on it and own this joint?

It is April, a weekday, and they had pretty shitty weather. I think your expectations are a bit too high.
   9. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 22, 2011 at 07:16 PM (#3806129)
This team won the division last year and that's all they can muster?


For a Thursday afternoon in April, against a bad team that's not any kind of rival? That's not so terrible. If you looked at the Reds' schedule before the season started and tried to pick the home game at which they'd have the lowest attendance, you'd probably have picked this one.
   10. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: April 22, 2011 at 07:18 PM (#3806131)
Reds need to steal a victory like this now and then to take home the division.


You joke, but I can't help but think that's going to be how the division is decided. It looks like the top four are all true talent 80-85 win teams, which means that injuries plus whoever gets two or three extra surprise wins will take the thing.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: April 22, 2011 at 07:21 PM (#3806139)
Dusty had me at "hello."
   12. McCoy Posted: April 22, 2011 at 07:27 PM (#3806153)
You joke, but I can't help but think that's going to be how the division is decided. It looks like the top four are all true talent 80-85 win teams, which means that injuries plus whoever gets two or three extra surprise wins will take the thing.

I don't think the top four look like true talent 80-85 win teams. To they look like true talent 70 to 90 win teams that all happen to be playing at about .500 to 1 game over .500 right now.

I'm betting that by the end of May the standing won't be so bunched up at the top and that by the end of June it will be even less cluttered.
   13. bobm Posted: April 22, 2011 at 08:27 PM (#3806229)
Dusty Baker not suspicious of alleged shoplifters
   14. Spahn Insane Posted: April 22, 2011 at 08:27 PM (#3806230)
Stole a win, did he?
   15. depletion Posted: April 22, 2011 at 09:10 PM (#3806283)
Mike "Five Finger" Leake
   16. TerpNats Posted: April 23, 2011 at 09:57 AM (#3806978)
Do the Reds and D'backs face each other again in 2011? If not, this is probably the first season series in MLB history to be completed during Lent.
   17. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM (#3806995)
I'm pretty sure the Rays and White Sox are already done

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