April 28, 2007
Reds versus Pirates: The Wrath of Salmon
Things are changing, friends. Brad Salmon's in the hiz-owse!
Here's the line-ups, thanks C. Trent:
Ryan Freel CF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Josh Hamilton RF
Jeff Conine 1B
Alex Gonzalez SS
Adam Dunn LF
Edwin Encarnación 3B
David Ross C
Matt Belisle P
The CTS and I just came in from some yard work, and it really helped to work out some of my vitriol. I’m psyched for some baseball!
Hopefully the Reds going down 1-2-3 in the first won’t turn your stomach.
All right Belisle. One strike-out down; just 26 more to go.
Yard work? Oh. I thought you were out there burying that spammer back behind the garage. 😀
Fly out is good too.
I invested a goodly amount of time trimming the hedges out front. It’s weird looking at old photos of the house, because those bushes used to be a reasonable size. I had to cut parts of it from the second story-window.
And a ground-out. Rolling, Belisle.
The CTS was all over the spammer. I’m lucking to have a dedicated Crack Technical Staff.
I also pruned the lilac bush. We’re definitely not doing something right with that thing because it’s huge but only producing a few dozen blooms. I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout yard plants. I need a dedicated Crack Landscaping Staff.
Reds are already up and down. If they keep getting out on the first pitch this is going to be the fastest game in history.
Maybe the Reds should consider taking a pitch soon. I know that making hitting adjustments during the game is more difficult for them than Narron choosing which pitcher to bring in, but I wish they’d consider it.
Doumit is creepy.
So, is that six up, six down for the Pirates? Maybe they should consider taking a pitch, too.
Hey, shouldn’t the “Doumit is creepy” comment [url=http://www.red-hot-mama.com/comments.php?id=565_0_1_0_C]have been a link[/url]?
EdE took a pitch!
Before grounding out on the third one. 🙁
Well, if they keep it up, at least it won’t be a 4-hour game like the Yanks have been playing lately.
They’ve been playing for 20 minutes and they’re halfway through the third inning. I’d say it was going to be quick, but at this rate they’ll go into infinite extras.
I look over at that horrible headline from Reds.com:
[em]Reds ‘Snell’-shocked in loss to Pirates[/em]
and I’m afraid of what we’ll see on the game wrap for tonight’s game.
Yeah, especially with a guy named Gorzellany pitching.
Yay! It’s not a perfect game!
Now let’s break up this no-hitter.
A runner! Go Josh Hamilton: way to take several pitches!
Ask and you shall receive, Zeldink. Go Conine!
Sweet! And a run, too! Sometimes, you gotta love that veteran presence.
Is JD paying you for all those promoted Red Reporter diaries, Bubbafan?
Krivsky is looking brilliant for choosing Conine. Craig Wilson is hitting .174 / .296 / .261.
I agree. I’ve been surprised at how well I’ve liked Conine this season.
I think a lot of us were poised to really tee off on him if he struggled, but Nine’s been a pleasant surprise so far.
Wish I could say the same for Ross and a few others. 🙁
Listening to the FSNO guys tonight, I don’t think that we have consensus on how to pronounce “Salmon.” Is it not like the fish?
*cough* Edwin *cough*
Overheard at our house:
[em]HE DROPPED IT HE DROPPED IT HE DROPPED IT GO SPECIAL D!![/em]
The CTS just shot a drink by the name of Gorilla Fart #3. The things overheard at our house could start making a lot less sense here pretty soon.
What the hell just happened?
What the hell just happened there? We’re losing our satellite feed.
Boy, that was a weird play.
Why is he throwing to third?? There are two outs? Have all the Pirates been hit with the stupid stick?
Reds got a gift run, that’s what happened. 🙂
Seriously, what the hell?
Belisle bunts and the Pirate catcher tags him out before throwing to 2nd to get that runner out. Only the fielder forgets that the runner to first is tagged out. And the Reds second run scores.
On the very next play, the Pirates throw to third instead of first, forgetting that there are two outs. Very weird.
How exactly is this team ahead of the Reds?
All right Phillips! That’s the most normal run the Reds have scored. Up 3-0 in the top of the fifth.
The ball hit Belisle on the toe, so he was out.
The Bucs didn’t know that. They thought there was a force, so they didn’t tag the runner at 2B. Instead, they tried to turn a DP.
[quote]Have all the Pirates been hit with the stupid stick?[/quote]You know, the stupid stick is my least favorite stick.
Did I mention in a diary that the Pirates were defensively suspect at catcher? LOL
Reds are on the warpath now. Cool!
Dang, that Hamilton can hit. To-the-wall shot to straight away center brings in another run for the Reds 4-0.
Balk brings in the Reds’ fifth run. Ouch.
So Gorzellany faces the minimum through three and then gives up a fiver in the fifth. Crazy, man.
OK, five-run lead for the Reds. This is when they should gag and hogtie Narron and let Dick Pole handle the pitching staff for the rest of the night.
I don’t know why we should limit the gagging and hogtying of Narron to only when the team has a five run lead. Sounds like a daily need to me.
Well…I don’t want to jinx Belisle right now. I’ll elaborate later maybe.
Hey! Special D’s up!
Ah, these are the Pirates I remember.
The jinx factor may be exactly why they wouldn’t let me in the dugout. I’d walk right up to the guy, say “hey, have you noticed…”, and laugh my freaking ass off.
Even George Grande didn’t want to say it at the end of the last inning. He sort of mumbled it going into commercial.
Exactly And if Narron would have pinch-hit for him just now, I’d have wanted to go to Pittsburgh and kick his ass for him in person.
Crap, there it went. Oh well. Perfect for 6-1/3 innings.
Houston is all over the Brewers right now and leads 7-1 after six.
Same Ol’ Cubs knocked of St. Louie earlier, 8-1.
Reds are six outs away from third place.
I step out to smoke a stogey and not only is the perfect game gone, but so is the shutout. These guys know how to give up a perfect game!
But at least the lead is still intact. And two Reds are aboard. Gotta love it.