Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pirates Punch Reds in the Groin, Take Both Games 6-4, 3-2

The author was amazed with the number of photos involving animals dressed in pirate outfits which are available on the internet. But the happiness derived from a dog with a pegleg was short lived after the losses by the Reds today.

The Pirates are playing better, but are by no means a team that the Reds should be losing to. In game one Lizardman put in his application for a transfer to Louisville. Maybe he can borrow Shearn's car. A grand slam allowed to Freddy Sanchez is not the way to endear yourself to anyone, other than Freddy. The team fought back, aided by everyone's favorite new Red, Jorge Cantu's first home run. That guy is a lights out talent. But the presence of Jason Ellison in the lineup was enough to throw everything out of wack. Let's not see him the rest of the season.

In game 2, Hopper went 4 for 4 at the plate but was lifted in the 9th for a pinch hitter. That hitter was Griffey with the tying run on but he'd looked very similar to Dunn at the end of the first game. Those guys just aren't very interested in pinch-hitting. They're either in the game or they're not. Future Hall of Famers don't pinch hit, give Lenny Harris a call. The offense raised expectations early, with all those base hits. But grounded into 10 double plays and eventually cooled off. Arroyo made another early exit. Some fan yelled out that the Death Wish movies blow, so he had to meet them in the parking lot to beat some ass. No one talks that way about Charles Bronson. Then Majewski, who had really been pretty tolerable of late, gave up the lead, and Bray [with the unforgiveable combination of Sanchez and Adam DeLoage] gave Pittsburgh what ended up being the margin of victory. All around disappointing day for the remaining optimistic Reds fans. Hey, at least Dave Ross is back, 0 for 3 with only 1 strikeout? Good to have you back behind the plate. Let's go ahead and take the next to games.

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