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Cubs 7-Reds 1: Gone Baby, Gone…

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Filed:April 22nd, 2009

Cub reliever Luis Vicaino (Cubbie Nation/file)


Luis, we hardly knew ya.

The Cubs made moves Thursday, designating reliever Luis Vicaino for assignment and recalling Jeff Samardzija from AAA, in an effort to stabilize their bullpen.

It didn't work, at least not yet. The Cincinnati Reds ran roughshod over Cub relievers, winning 7-1 in a game that I could only describe as...forgettable.

Let's talk about that bullpen for a moment.

I give manager Lou Piniella a lot of credit. Too many managers would be hesitant to start making changes this early in the season, especially on a team with plenty of veterans.


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