By the grace of God, the Reds won the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, instead of losing it 2-1.
Out of 16 pitchers on the roster, is Coco Cordero the only one who can be entrusted to close a game?
If so, we should just hand the Central Division trophy over to the Cardinals right now.
I had been griping about his performances until recently, as it appeared he had straightened himself out. He just blew two save opportunities over the weekend series with the Pirates. He was rescued from the first one thanks to Chris Heisey and Joey Votto, but not the second.
The scene Sunday was as familiar as a recurring nightmare. Cordero has loaded the bases, by walking the first batter and then sandwiching three singles between two outs.
That set the classic stage for calamity. One of their better hitters, Andrew McCutchen steps in with the opportunity to be a hero or a goat. He doubled to deep left field and cleared the bases, essentially winning the game.