Choo got dirty on Opening Day
Yeah I used the word "microcosm" and I'm pretty sure I used it in the right context. Anyways, the Reds just won 5-4 over the Angels and took the last two games of the series from them after dropping the Opening Day game. There were lots of good things on which to focus like the pitching and there were some bad things like Jay Bruce's struggles with runners on the bases, but today I'm mainly focusing on the newest addition to the Reds lineup, Shin-Soo Choo.
In short, Choo's performance in the opening series of the season was almost an exact snapshot of what we (or at least I) thought Choo was.
In the first game, against Angels ace Jered Weaver, Choo was pretty much the entirety of the offense. In 13 innings, the Reds managed just one run on three hits, with two of those hits belonging to Choo, who also scored that run on a wild pitch. He finished the game 2-for-5, with a double, the run scored, and a hit-by-pitch, while also striking out once.