The Crimson Crusader....knows...!
...heh heh heh heh...
"I offer my opponents a bargain:
...if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them."
"Why does everybody stand up and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
...when they're already there?"
As much as we make jokes, we are Chris Carpenter's b**ch.
It's crazy how much we fail with RISP. Bruce, Heisey, Rolen, etc...
And we are finding ways to leave Votto on deck.
Well I guess two wins in a row were just too much to ask. It has been over a month now. Treading water. At least the Pirates and the Brewers are losing.
Dusty didn't blow the game tonight, but if heisey would have made it a 4-3 game with a hit in the 8th inning, it would have been yet another Dusty special.
The 4th run for the Cards was a situation where Bray was ready and Arroyo was left in 1 batter to long.
That said, the game changed when Bruce grounded into a double play in the 3rd with 1 out and the bases juiced. Carpenter was losing his composer and we had our chance and missed it.
I hope Heisey doesn't sit the bench now because of the base running gaffe and the strikeout in the 8th. Dusty, if your name is Stubbs, will watch you strike out 220 times, when your name is Heisey...well...you just get the feeling that Dusty will sit him over anything he can. It makes it tough on Heisey because it has happened like that all year and it has to put enormous pressure on him. Heisey must feel like he has to hit 2 or 3 homeruns every night. Hell...he hit 2 last night...and was promptly dropped all the way to 7th the next night and I'll bet you dougnuts to dollars that he is sitting tommorow.
Oh well, lets go get them tommorow and win ther series. The lineup will probably be:
Hernandez (He''ll bat 8th even though he's hitting well over .300)
Cosart may sit, Heisey didn't hit a homerun...so he is as good as benched.
Last edited by FireDusty; 07-16-2011 at 10:16 PM.
Is it me or do the Reds lose a ton of runners on the bases?
I would say it is a big game tomorrow. But they are all starting to get big.
I would assume he double switched Heisey out since he was the last out, put Lewis in since Gomes was used, and had Lewis hitting 9th, 2nd in the following inning. It has nothing to do with punishment, Heisey wasn't getting another at bat.
Dusty Double-Switch strikes again.
Just watched the lowlights and what was Stubbs thinking when he got doubled off of second. That ball had no chance of falling in anywhere.
Heisey wasn't going to get another at bat unless it went to extras, and if that happened we'd have to deal with it. It's not uncommon to be double switched out when you make the last out in a later inning in a ballgame. Delsasco (sp*) made the last out in the 9th and I believe Jon Jay was on deck. I know it's a long shot, but assuming we do put 3 up in the bottom of the 9th and go to extras, making that double switch allows Dusty to leave Bray in for Jay (if he wanted). I have no problem with Lewis pinch hitting in the 9th for our pitchers spot so I don't really have any problems with him being part of the double switch. Even with the difference on defense.