Tonight's game did not move as quickly as last night's game, but it was less painful to watch and significantly less painful to listen to. Dan Hoard was the one filling in for George tonight, and he did a perfectly adequate job.
The big pre-game news was that Sean Casey hit fifth. And here I thought he was a lock hitting third. Also, Adam Dunn and Felipe Lopez are not playing.
Wait, Casey's hitting fifth but Dunn and Lopez are sitting? Who the hell *is* hitting third? Oh: Griffey. I guess that makes sense.
Austin Kearns got the first hit of the game with a double in the top of the second. Casey then proceeded to double the previous evening's hit total but be thrown out at second. Perhaps Casey should go on the program, too. The Dodgers tied it right back up in the bottom of the second when Jason Phillips scored on Jason Repko's single to center.
However, Eric Milton would take back the lead in the top of the third when he led off the inning with a home run to right field. Milton held the Dodgers through the bottom of the third but gave up a solo shot to Jeff Kent to lead off the bottom of the fourth.
In the top of the fifth, I would see Jason LaRue single, Milton bunt him over, and Ryan Freel ground out before a storm would blow in and take out our satellite signal. Already exhausted from the late game last night, I lacked the concentration to stay awake without the idiot box to keep me in the game.
So I went to bed. Or rather, I'm going to bed now. According to the GameDay, the Reds are up 2-3 in the top of the seventh. Hang in there guys. Keep it rolling. I'd like to see some painless news in the morning.
UPDATE 6:04 a.m. EST: Well, that sucks.