Zambrano extends his scoreless innings streak at Great American Ball Park to 29 innings (yes, I usually hate this type of stat too … it’s one of those who-really-keeps-track-of-this stats like you’d see on SportsCenter … but it does say something about how he’s dominated here) and I’m amazed at how many game stories this didn’t make it into (AP, MLB.com, Cincinnati.Com, etc.). I know he notched his 100th career win and talked about his future and stuff afterwards but 29 consecutive innings is a figure that’s tough to overlook. Was it not in the pre-game notes?
Here’s one I heard during pre-game … Ryan Hanigan leads all rookies in batting average and on-base percentage. Wow.
The latest head-scratcher … and I felt like we really OMGave the Reds a pass on not bringing up Jonny Gomes for McDonald two weeks earlier than they did but that’s history … Willy Taveras has now missed, what, five of the last six games? WHY NOT put him on the DL and call up Drew Stubbs?