A little nine-spot in the ninth. Sweet.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
Hanging a 9 spot in the 9th is certainly one way to avoid a 'closer' situation when your closer isn't available.
FWIW, I think he would have been out even if he had slid towards the 3rd base side, Molina wasn't that far off the plate that he couldn't have gotten his glove down.
If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve!
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
All the dishes rattle in the cupboards when the elephants arrive
I was busy all day and followed the game, kinda, on my iPhone with At Bat. It was off to another meeting set to start at 7:00, so I hustled to the hall and sat down. When I left, it was 4-4. I noticed my phone was buzzing over and over, and the mayor said, what's going on? You need to check that. I looked and it was 8-4. I said, "the Reds just scored 3 runs in the 9th. I had to turn on in-game radio so the rest of the bunch could catch up on what happened. When it got to 12-4, we shut it off and finished our meeting. Great way to start a Cardinals series!!!
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Excellent job today by Latos as well !
6IP 4 H 1 ER
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)
Matta = Really good
This is a corner OFer trying to learn not only a new position, but a new ballpark. I know there are some that think Heisey should be in CF, and Choo in Left. I almost tend to agree, but I understand Dusty's logic here too...Teammates were quick to absolve Choo and eager to get him off of the hook. Latos was one of the players to seek him out in the dugout.
"They were two balls that I hung that I shouldn't have hung. If I don't hang them, maybe he doesn't get put into that situation," Latos said. "I can't sit there and blame him for it. He went back and made the best effort he could. I said, 'Forget the two errors, we need to get you on base here ... just get on base for us and score.' And then he did."..... "I have a lot of respect for Choo," Phillips said. "He could have put his head down and just say, 'Forget it' the rest of the game. He kept his head up and got some key hits. If it wasn't for Choo, we might not win this game."
Lets be patient with the kid. He sure does make it up with his bat.When the Reds lost left fielder Ryan Ludwick to a shoulder injury on Opening Day, the club opted to keep Choo in center field. Chris Heisey, who has more experience in center field than Choo, took over left field. Baker did not want to wreck the continuity as Choo learned his new position. If he moved, he would have to relearn it once Ludwick returns.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):
Reds 100-Home Run Club
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Adam Dunn - 270
5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
6. George Foster - 244
7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 210
8. Eric Davis - 203
9. Barry Larkin - 198
10. Vada Pinson - 186
11. Wally Post - 172
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
15. Lee May - 147
16. Brandon Phillips - 144
17. Jay Bruce - 134
18. Dan Driessen - 133
18. Joey Votto - 133
20. Reggie Sanders - 125
21. Ernie Lombardi - 120
22. Sean Casey - 118
23. Frank McCormick - 110
24. Dave Parker - 107
25. Chris Sabo - 104
26. Dave Concepcion - 101
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