Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hi, Hello and Welcome: Part Eighteen (Relief Pitching Edition)

Moments after Jeff Brantley reminded viewers that Scott Schoeneweis has "only struck out nineteen batters this season," George Grande had these kind words about the lefty specialist:

"The good news for Schoeneweis, he's a strikeout machine; 37 innings, 19 strikeouts..."

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? Strikeout machine? Am I missing something? Is this opposite month? Since when is a strikeout rate of less than five per nine the work of a srikeout machine?

George Grande, your Reds television announcer since 1993!

-Brad Spieser (