What a memorable first regular-season at-bat as a Red for Gomes. Clutch. Even if a lot of fans think it should have happened about a week ago.
Especially after I said what I did the other night about Alex Gonzalez looking like his heart’s not in it or he’s not really trying, I must say I was very impressed with his effort tonight. He played an outstanding game, offensively (3 hits) and defensively. He really put the Reds on his shoulders tonight, and there’s no denying he’s got the talent to do that from time to time. I hope it propels him and he gets hot … I’d love to see it.
If you haven’t already read this, it’s pretty unbelievable: Son of NYC’s first swine-flu victim throws no-hitter