The Reds' POV
At Church of Baseball, Daedalus notes that winning is fun. Amen, sister. In the previous post, beyond the long poem, she asks why the heck Womack is playing over Freel. Again: hallelujah!
Shawn at Cincinnati Reds Blog titles his entry “Reds Beat Pirates.” Now what's he going to title all the rest of the game wraps against Pittsburgh?
Girlfriend at We Heart the Reds is dancing a happy jig. I'm feeling like dancing myself.
The Pirates' POV
Over at Bucco Blog, Joliet Jake considers the line-up construction. It was all a little detail-heavy for me, but I was in total agreement with the last sentence.
Charlie at Bucs Dugout was updating a game thread up to the point where Ryan Doumit hit a two-run home run off Rick White to tie the score at fives. He missed the best part!
Mike Boyko at Buried Treasure bemoans Pittsburgh's now 0-4 record. He also points out that the Pirates are too dependant on home runs for scoring. Gosh, it seems like I've heard that someplace before.
At Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke?, Pat thinks things might have been different if Ian Snell could have gotten Tony Womack out in the second inning. According to FSN, though, Tony Womack was the last left-handed hitter to lead the Pirates in hits, so Snell should have known to beware. Womack is certainly the force to be reckoned win in this line-up.
Also check out the first comment on this post: it says that Denorfia shouldn't have been allowed to score because the umps couldn't have known that Duffy wouldn't have thrown him out at home. It's true: the umps couldn't have known whether Hell might have froze over with Denorfia running. But they gotta play the odds.