Wednesday, August 11, 2010

For a Bunch of Little Bitches, Cardinals Play Pretty Well - Cardinals 8-4

Pretty exciting day at the ballpark yesterday, with Phillips' comments, and best Ice-T from New Jack City impression, to the media apparently getting everyone all fired up. With the Cardinals already up 1-0, Phillips stepped to the plate in the Reds' half of the 1st, Molina crossed homeplate, said something to B.Phill and the two got all up in each other's grills, so to speak. The benches cleared, there was a nice shoving match by the backstop but the only people tossed were Dusty and LaRussa. LaRussa said something about Dusty's wristbands which started their whole argument. You don't talk about the man's goddamned wristbands!

But, after the fight, the Reds showed some onions, came back twice by Ondrusek allowed a 1-run 7th inning lead to turn to 4. It wasn't all his fault, Cueto wasn't very good, the offense didn't produce a whole lot and the defense made three errors. The errors part hasn't happened much at all for this Reds team. For those of you who have watched this team play in previous seasons, know something about poor defense. Phill for all his talking, which we heartily encourage at the Reds Rocket, didn't show a whole lot at the plate. He knocked in the first run with a RBI ground out and picked up a single. Fortunately, they have been saving everything up to light up Wainwright in today's mid-day titanic struggle. Now tied for 1st, it would be nice if they picked up a win today, however, with young teams, especially those in Cincinnati, they don't get a chance to play in games that mean something very often. Win or lose, these games will serve them well as the season progresses. At least that's the colorful spin that I'm putting on the dual eggs laid in the first two. Reds dominate today. Phillips shows bitches how they're supposed to behave. 'You mind me LaRussa!'

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