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The “Done” List

Posted: April 7, 2011 by ciftuation in Uncategorized
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DONE!

The Done List would like to welcome Shaq. After missing 25 games due to a heel injury Shaq came back  on April 3rd, played 5 minutes and injured his other leg (calf).  The main reason the Celtics aquired him was for the playoff run. It doesn’t look like he will be able to perform at playoff level basketball. At this point I think that the Celtics would rather have a steady lineup and chemistry than test out the Shaq experiment once more.  If Shaq is unable to play in the post season it’s time to face reality and walk away.

 There’s a place in the  booth for Shaq with his charisma and charm.  He’ll no doubt be entertaining in his post basketball profession. A duo of Sir Charles and Shaq would be great (possible sitcom anyone!?!??) ,but the great Shaq I’m sorry to say is DONE!!!

Cincinnati-The Cincinnati Reds got a stong pitching performance from starter Mike Leake and the Reds improve to 4-0. All four victories have come against their NL Central rivals.  The win makes the Reds (and Phillies loss) the only undefeated team remaining in the NL.

Despite early injuries to pitchers Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey, and Bronson Arroyo dealing with mononucleosis, the Reds have come out of the gates hot. The win gives a young Reds team confidence after last seasons early exit from the playoffs which included a no-hitter by Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay and ultimately a sweep by the Phillies over the Reds.

The Reds scored three in the first inning, two in the second inning and never looked back.  Leake was impressive, giving up only three hits in six innings while striking out four Houston batters.

Houston pitcher J.A. Happ had control problems, issuing five walks and seven hits to Cincinnati hitters. Joey Votto’s RBI double and Clay Heisley’s RBI single gave the Reds a 7-0 advantage after the fourth inning.

The Astros fall to 0-4 to open the season and will likely pitch Nelson Figueroa tomorrow night. The Reds will pitch Edison Volquez.  Volquez who struggled in his opening day start against the Brewers will be looking to redeem himself against the Astros.

Notes. The Red have not opened the season 4-0 since 1990..Cincinnati 2b Brandon Phillips left the game in the fifth inning after a head first slide at home in the previous inning.