Originally written on Red Hot Mama  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Tony Cingrani mowing down Marlins batters.What a game that was yesterday! It’s amazing how a four-game winning streak makes you forget all about a five-game losing streak. It’s almost as if winning cures all. Except for criticizing Joey Votto, but that’s lead to a fabulous new meme. Yesterday had everything. Good pitching, good offense, and a feel-good story about a bat boy. Tony Cingrani made his first major league start, in place of an injured Johnny Cueto, and showed that he has the stuff to compete. Granted, it was against the Miami Marlins, so it’s hardly a step above the AAA competition he’s used to, but Cingrani still did well. In five innings, he allowed one run on five hits and three walks and struck out 8. Cingrani’s clearly a work in progress, as that’s too many people to allow on base to be successful against actual major league teams on a prolonged basis. Additionally, his pitch count of 102 was too high for five innings. Still, there’s some promising stuff there. If I ...
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