The Reds are still in first (even after last night's loss in Atlanta in game 40) but the bigger story from game 39, from a baseball prospective, is Trevor Hoffman. Hoffman blew his fifth save of the year and gave up his 19th run and 7th home run. He hasn't given up more than 19 runs in a season since 2001. We now know that Hoffman will take a couple days off to work on his mechanics. Who knows if he makes it back.
As thrilled as I was at the Reds' win, it was upsetting to see Hoffman get rocked. Anyway, I'm up to 0-4 in my seats and 5-0 everywhere else.
Mike Mussina, Hall of Famer
4 weeks ago