Mariners 3, Reds 2
Bronson Arroyo looks life Bronson Arroyo '06. Ken Griffey Jr. hits two home runs and the Reds still lose. The ugly season keeps getting uglier.
The Reds are 0-4 in the last four series and they could have won all four with a win in the final game, so what I'm saying is they're defying the law of averages on their way to badness.
Then you have the whole Norris Hopper late scratch deal. Jerry Narron says he wanted to get Javy Valentin at-bats at DH. Junior Griffey says 10 minutes later that he asked to play right field.
I've got to believe Griffey's explanation. But I don't understand why Narron didn't simply say that.
Griffey also came right out and said he'd like to end his career here. He didn't exactly ask for a trade, however.
“I always thought I’d be back,” he said. “I just didn't know when. As an athlete you always want to retire with the team you started with. . . I’m no different than anyone else.”
“But I think I've got a few more years. I don’t think it’s any time soon.”
Griffey has another year on his Reds contract and the club has an option for 2009.
“That’s a lot of decisions that have to do with the front office,” he said. “All I can do is keep playing. If something happens, it happens. Right now, I've got to try to win as many games as I can with team I’m playing for now.”