We all kind of knew that already, but Bruce Jenkins tells us why:
Jason Schmidt took the mound for the first time in a couple of years, and he was unbelievably bad. Three guys crushed the ball in the first inning. His curveball was all over the place. His fastball had no life. He hit a guy (harmlessly) in the helmet. The Reds took a 3-0 lead, and it felt like 10-0. Guys were running up to the plate for a chance to face him. By the time the Dodgers finishing hitting in their half of the first, they had a 4-3 lead. Schmidt — and I’ll never know how — got through the fifth inning to get the win. My wife looked at me in disgust and said, “Nobody’s catching the Dodgers. Not if they win that game.”
Wow. Jenkins’ wife watches baseball with him and actually has strong feelings about it. I’m so jealous.