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Sunday, May 08, 2011

The Eyes of Texas

Lance Pendleton hasn't gotten to pitch very often, but he's been pretty solid when given the opportunity. Today's game against the Rangers was very close until the Yanks broke it open with a 6-run 8th inning (including a Francisco Cervelli grand slam!). With the big lead, Mariano Rivera got the day off, and Lance Pendleton pitched the last inning. He gave up a single and a walk, but no runs. His ERA is still 0; his WHIP is a very respectable 0.95.

The game was in Dallas, and his family was in the stands to watch him. In fact, they were in the stands for every game of the series, traveling from Houston to see their boy. I'm glad they finally got to see him play.

Meanwhile, the Reds are headed to Houston for a three-game series starting tomorrow. Paul Janish says his ankle is much better; he's hoping he can be back in the lineup as soon as tomorrow. Dusty likes to keep players out one day longer than they think they need, so I'd guess Janish won't play tomorrow, even if he's ready. But it would be nice if he gets to play a game or two in front of his home town crowd. I'm sure his family will be there to see him.

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