Sabermetrics is this: 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.
Forget the rain. It's never an official game until the Reds piss away a run between third base and home plate. - Bluegrass Redleg
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.
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.