where was this pitching and defense in Cleveland?
The important thing to remember is that the Reds could have lost. (Sad trombone)
Sheldon just posted on twitter, BP to miss sunday and maybe more.
Phillips expected to be out for Sunday's game, possibly longer. More to come soon. #reds
Though I don't post in game threads much anymore, I enjoyed reading this one. Lots of fear and gnashing of teeth. I'd have been right with TheBigLabowski in my fear and loathing. The first run was a gift and Mikie was dong his usual act, being deceptive and getting outs. Their starter was unhittable through thre and then was human, and we still couldn't score. Finally Choo and Votto came through and we had a two-run lead. Sammy did his usual great job and then came Broxton. I'll call him Houdini from now own because first and third with no outs is simply disaster most of the time, but he did it and even though I have no fingernails left, we moved on to the Rocket. He hasn't pitched much so we could expect the worst, but he made it interesting and I had no fingernails. It all turned out well and the Reds won--two in a row over the Bucs. A sweep is now possible with Latos on the mound and Gomez not being all that great (and a righthander to boot). Can I dream? I don't have any more fingernails, so let's hope that is not necessary. No drama, please. And with that I close. May BP heal, may Mat Latos pitch well and please may Choo find his stroke again.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
I feel a big ole bench clearer with the Bucs coming soon, hopefully hurdle gets that smirk (losing managers should not have that) off his fake tan face.
The pitch was a strike...the closest strike during the entire at bat to being in the middle of the strikezone. It turns out that the count was ACTUALLY 3-2, but even if it was 3-1...the point stands. Don't you want your hitters to look for a pitch to drive? This kind of comment looks to me like you're looking to take a walk. Like that's your goal? Simply don't get that line of thinking. Looking to hit there is, in my book, the very definition of smart baseball.
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG