Reds & Nats, 2013 LCS. Take2 (9/13) Reds but no Nats
Had to fight for this one against a AA team, but a lot of that was because the Reds started Reynolds, had to burn the bullpen, and all that. So they'll get into The Burgh tired and with a depleted bullpen. Silly. Regardless, I'm up too late and stayed up to the very end, which us my custom. Hamilton was great, but he was playing against his fellow minor league contemporaries. The jury is still out. The performance by Ludwick, Frazier, and Meseroco was not good. And yet they won. Good. They end up 4-2 on the road series so far.. A series win at Pittsburgh would be nice.
The only "depleted" member of the bullpen is going to be Simon. Nobody else threw an inordinate abount of innings, especially given the off day.
Besides, it'll all be irrelevant when Latos and Bailey go 7-8 innings each and shut down the dirty Pirates.
The pen should be fine for the Pittsurgh series.
If we need a heavy dose of Simon or Logan on Friday or Saturday then it really doesn't matter and better off going out to the clubs or watching football. Actually if it keeps Logan safely away from the Fri/Sat games then this was some brilliant strategy.
I like Plan A which is having Latos and Bailey go into the 8th/9th innings.
Finally home. Wow...I'm beat. No chance I was leaving early though. Way to get that sweep fellas! Heck of a night for Hamilton and a heck of a SERIES for Jay. Keep it rollin' boys. I'm going to bed. *yawn*
3 for 3. It's up to someone else now. :O)
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
I am sleepy, but the win and the off day ought to help. The Reds get to sleep in and wake up in a cushy, posh hotel, I had to get up and take a kid to school. NOT FAIR, NOT FAIR, NOT FAIR
Another thought, I hope the weather doesn't bail out the plank walking Pirates, a lot of rain in the forecast for a large swath of the country this weekend.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
I'm gonna go get the papers.....get the papers.
I was there, too. It was grueling. Got there at 5 to watch batting practice. Left after midnight. Had seats right at field level near the Reds dugout, because some season ticket holder had his fill and sold his tickets on Stubhub. Had a better time chatting with the security guards than watching the Reds for most of the extra innings. Around the 10th inning, we got to see some truly drunk, obnoxious Astros fans get ejected. Good times.
I picked the wrong night to stay in a hotel in the suburbs rather than my usual Priceline-discounted Hilton that's a few blocks from the stadium.
Last edited by Unassisted; 09-19-2013 at 11:12 AM.