Ludwick the hero in both games. Play him everyday if you're not going to go after a bat.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
The Reds yesterday and today have impressed me, and I've generally been a bit pessimistic. If they keep playing games like this and win more than they lose, I'll be pleased.
The bullpen was terrific today too. Pitched 4 innings and only gave up 1 run (and that was with runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs in the 6th).
Don't bother looking for WLW's replay of Ludwick's shot. Chris Welsh was doing the play by play and it was as bad as a game winning call can get. Absolutely horrid.
It sounded fine to me. He described a low line drive and said "gone". Described the bench bouncing out of the dugout and into the field. It was a huge run on sentence but it was all there.
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
When a bullpen comes in with runners on 2nd and third and no outs, only allowing 1 of those runners to score is a great job. A tough blown save.
That bunt hit to score the 2nd run was the only hit allowed by the Reds' bullpen.
"low line drive, deep left field, is it high enough? Yes! Gone! Reds win!"
I think the Reds have gotten to the point where they have too many announcers. No way Welsh should be doing any play by play. Just because Marty's a prima donna and refuses to do more than 6 innings a night doesn't mean that such ridiculousness should be continued when he's not there. Welsh should not have been at the mike there
Thom Brennaman's call was a good one though. The fact that it probably really annoyed Cardinals fans was an extra bonus. I was stuck with the out of market radio call from mlb.com and was actually laughing since the call was so hideously jumbled.