by: Dan Howard
YEEEEAAAAHHH BABY!!! Dat’s what I’m talkin’ bout! Dat’s what “swag” looks like! In case you don’t know that’s what’s called takin’ a team to the woodshed, also known as a butt whuppin’. The Nationals are heading to their team hotel with some Big Red welts on their backsides! Hey all you so called experts, those stone tablets you etched the Nationals as World Champions on now have been beaten into powder. Six home runs, none by anyone named Votto or Bruce, 15 runs total, 19 hits, and the Reds team batting average jumps 86 points, from .155 to .241. Reds team ERA fell from 2.90 to 2.25, seven more strikeouts brings the total to 44 on the season, an average of 11 per game.
I know it’s still very early, but a game like this can turn a season around. I remember a similar beating a struggling 1975 Reds team administered on Tom Seaver and the New York Mets, the Reds then reeled off 86 wins during the final 119 games of that season en route to the World Ch