Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.
The Reds are still on pace to win this game.
I like our odds against Volquez as well as the Padres relievers who, while pretty good, are the friendly outside of Petco.
"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."
Btw, I missed it. Is Mes OK?
EV with the 55 ft 3-1 pitch to Mes.
Leadoff walk to Mesoraco
Crowd needs to get into EV's head too.
Man, is EV ever wild.
"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"
You can tell Simon's a reliever.
Simon fouls out on a bunt attempt
I feel sorry for Simon. Only his third AB.