Reds 10, Indians 5; Weathers steps up
You've got to give David Weathers credit. He challenged his teammates by saying things had to turn around. That talks rings hollow when the speaker doesn't hold up his end of the deal.
Weathers has. Saturday night was another example. He recorded his eighth save in the 10-5 win over the Indians. He got the final two outs of the eighth when the Reds were clinging to a 7-4 lead and seemingly a pitch or two away from another major eighth inning meltdown and pitched the ninth as well.
Then he favored us with some good quotes:
Nice win, eh? “They've all are nice right now. It’d be nice if we played the University of Cincinnati and won. We need Ws.”
On the five-out save: “It doesn't matter to me. I’ll do whatever Jerry asks. We've got to be willing to go above and beyond. When you’re 10 games under .500 and 10 games out, you've got to get it done.”
That's leadership. Talk the talk, then back it up. His ERA is 2.18. He's converted eight of nine saves. He comes in throwing strikes -- three walks, 22 Ks in 20 2/3 innings.