Votto's miscue leads to a run. We have seen very poor fielding tonight.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
An ugly play turns into an out. Bailey attempts a pickoff. The throws gets away but Cozart recovers and thows Molina out at 3rd.
Got bailed out there. This team looks rough again in front of a national tv audience.
Freese grounds out to 2nd.
They'll turn this one around. It's only 1-0.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
Schumaker flies out to center. 1-0 Cards mid 2nd.
I loathe Molina
Most Vottomatic Player
Bruce grounds out to 2nd into the shift.
Brandon has a 47.5% ground ball rate. Pretty high.
Votto, for example, is 37.9%. I would assume that's near perfect, because Joey has great batted ball distribution.
(Stubbs has a 52.9% ground ball rate.)
I still think Brandon seems slow down to first, but whatever, the game continues.
Ludwick pops out to 2nd.
I almost hate when the Reds play at home on national TV because I can't stand to hear the announcers harp on the ballpark. We get it, a lot of home runs are hit here...
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
Rolen singles to center.