As I said, I'm not denying Phillips overreacted. But I find it just as ironic people that overreact constantly on a message board are outraged that Phillips overreacted at comments made about him. He's showing emotion. He went too far, yes, but he's just reacting out of frustration. Just think he should be cut some slack.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Reds have now out scored St Louis 16-14 in this series. That means they've won at least one of the two games, right?
Shaking my head. The series from Hades.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Just got home...
Congratulations to Jay Bruce, who has tied Gus Bell for 12th place on the Reds' all-time home run list!
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
12. Jay Bruce - 160
14. Brandon Phillips - 158
15. Joey Votto - 153
16. Joe Morgan - 152
16. Pete Rose - 152
18. Lee May - 147
19. Dan Driessen - 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
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.
I don't think anybody is justifying or saying BP was in the right for what he said, but Trent is a big boy and he knows how these ballplayers can get. Much ado about nothing, IMO.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Choo makes the third out twice in the first three innings. What were the pregame odds of that happening?
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
Cardinals have their first baserunner.
Whatever Phillips did, right or wrong, perhaps it helped wake the Reds up.
9-0 Reds, bottom third, Bailey pitching to Johnson of the Cards. Single grounded into left. Man on first for Cards.
Hopefully the Reds now realize that, yes, they can actually compete with the Cardinals and this silly peeing-down-their-leg act is over.
Fly to Bruce, one out, one on.