Rodriguez with his first major league hit a single to right. Valdez is thrown out at 3rd.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
lol @ Cairo in the dugout
"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."
Congrats to HRod. Hopefully Valdez will be wearing a different uniform next year.
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
Brewers got out of the inning with the lead 4-3 after 8.
Random, but notable: Carlos Beltran ends the Cards' inning. His post-ASB OPS is .640.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda