Monday, May 11, 2009

Reds Only Minimally Disappointing, Cardinals 8-7

After already watching the Reds win the first two games of the series then, yesterday, add a little uncharacteristic heart before falling in the 10th, the Reds Rocket didn't need the standard Chocolate Choo-Choo to drown out the sorrows after the game. This is not to imply that the Reds Rocket does not expect the Toothpicks to win every game for the rest of the season but, if they are going to lose, a loss like yesterday wasn't all that bad.

Volquez's line looks worse than he actually threw. His own poor defense, of course, contributed. Danny Ray and Burton didn't help him out following a couple of walks in the 7th. Charlatans. But the big news was the offense: Ray Jay hit another two-run bomb; Rosales went yard for the first time in his career then sprinted around the bases like a maroon; Votto appeared recoved from the swine flu, taking a pitch out opposite field; and the 9th inning featured two bombs, the first by the powerful Jerry Hairston and the second by everyone's favorite pinch-hitting pitcher. When I say favorite, I mean when he's not pitching. Ryan Franklin and his weird beard, trash stache, filled up the count then floated a fastball over which Owings crushed, sending the game to extras. What happened after that, I don't recall. Everyone was joyous and went home and had a hearty meal before returning for the work week.

Reds in Arizona today. For those of you who don't get every Diamondbacks game on tv may not realize how bad the Arizona team is this year. They just lost 2 of 3 at home to the Nationals. Their offense is hitting a collective .226 and Brandon Webb has some potentially serious shoulder issues. Rumor has it that's why a long-term deal wasn't reached this offseason, team doctor's concerns of whether that ball and socket joint is going to hold up over the length of a new contract. So, there you go, your 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks. Reds take three beginning tonight. Reds! Reds! Reds!


Waiting for a call up said...

Here's to hoping we can take down the Rattlers in the desert and march on toward the top of the NL Central. I'm currently sitting at the Louisville Bats game, and Matt Maloney has eight strikeouts through 5 innings. Bats up 2-0. Drew Stubbs has another steal and another double. Check out my site throughout the season for Bats' results.

Waiting for a call up said...

Maloney 10 Ks through seven, Bats lead 3-0. Who the hell is Homer Bailey?