May 31, 2010

Game 52: Reds at Cardinals

Reds Lineup:

  • Cabrera, SS
  • Cairo, 1B
  • Phillips, 2B
  • Rolen, 3B
  • Gomes, LF
  • Bruce, RF
  • Stubbs, CF
  • Hernandez, C
  • Arroyo, P

Cardinals Lineup:

  • Lopez, SS
  • Ludwick, RF
  • Pujols, 1B
  • Holliday, LF
  • Freese, 3B
  • Rasmus, CF
  • Molina, C
  • Schumaker, 2B
  • Garcia, P

I’m inordinately sad to see Cairo in the line-up again. :( I hope the rest of the team can cheer me up. Nick Lachey on the Cincinnati Bell commercial isn’t hurting, either.

65 comments to “Game 52: Reds at Cardinals”

  1. Amanda says:

    After a morning of yardwork, I’m coming up short on sarcastic comments about the Cards. Need to get the snarky juices flowing. How about this:

    Yo ho, Arroyo is about to put forth some likely pitches now!

    Maybe beer will help.

  2. Amanda says:

    Brandon Phillips singles to left with two outs in the top of the first. I missed those two outs because I dropped my beer on my foot and needed to hobble about, sopping it up.

    Now I have a bottle 20% beer and 80% beer foam. And a lump coming up on my foot.

  3. Amanda says:

    BP goes first to third on Scott Rolen’s not-quite-a-double.

    The crowd was nice to Rolen; I thought they were dicks to him last time the Reds came to town. Maybe I misunderstood.

  4. Amanda says:

    I should have said “20% flat beer”. It wasn’t great beer to begin with: Blue Moon in a bottle.

  5. Amanda says:

    Jonny Gomes gets a couple RBI with a base-clearing single. Love that guy.

    Heard someone in the stands at GABP say Gomes reminded him of Freel, and I’m glad to know I’m not the only one. I’m also glad that Gomes isn’t quite as self-destructive as Freel.

  6. Amanda says:

    Bruce flies out to left…left is getting a lot of action so far.

    It’s good to see 2/3 of the line-up gets to the plate in the first. They’ve seen this pitcher before, which seems to make a big difference for this line-up.

  7. Amanda says:

    Lopez struck out. One batter, one K for Arroyo.

  8. Amanda says:

    Ludwick singles to right center. Nice to see another section of the outfield get some action.

    I’m so glad to have Chris and Thom broadcasting today. Thom used to be painful to listen to, but he’s really picked up his game.

    I don’t know whether Paul Keels will ever be able to pick up his game. I’m afraid he might be dead inside.

  9. Amanda says:

    Arroyo unintentionally intentionally walks Pujols. Personally I woulda hit him.

  10. Amanda says:

    Shouldn’t Holliday be good since they’re playing on a holiday?

    Why is he hitting after Pujols if he’s been sucking? He certainly sucked just then; two aboard and popped out to second.

  11. Amanda says:

    Freese ends the inning. So far so good :)

  12. Amanda says:

    Stubbsey out on strikes. So sad how often that is said.

  13. Amanda says:

    Hernandez walks on four pitches. I wouldn’t be so eager to get to Arroyo if it were me.

  14. Amanda says:

    Arroyo out on strikes?? Shows what I know.

  15. Amanda says:

    Cabrera out on strikes to end the inning. Bottom of the second: time to clean the litter.

    I mean that literally. The cat’s litter hasn’t been cleaned in a week, and she’s bitching about it.

  16. Amanda says:

    Litter cleaned and the cat’s dish filled with Sardines and Mackerel so as to dirty it up again.

    Looks like a run scored. I’m glad to see it’s limited to that. Want to keep the lead in case this game gets rained out.

  17. Amanda says:

    Cairo’s aboard! He’s no Votto, but he’s having a helluva week.

    Keep it going, BP.

  18. Amanda says:

    BP advances the runner with a pitiful little squiggle toward first base.

    Joey Votto has the same initials as Javier Valent&iacute. Not middle initials though.

    These are the things I think about.

  19. Amanda says:

    Rolen advances Cairo to third. An out per base for the lead runner is pretty expensive. I hope Gomes is a little more economical.

    Intentional walk??? Of GOMES?? What parallel universe have I slid into?

  20. Amanda says:

    Drat, Bruce did not make them pay for their insolence. The bill continues to mount!

  21. Amanda says:

    Pujols is aboard with two outs in the bottom of the third.

    It just occurred to me that this broadcast is unlikely to mention Jim Edmonds at all. Unless Chris brings him up in honor of George’s retirement.

  22. Amanda says:

    Despite Rolen ignoring Pujols on his way to third, the inning is over with no harm done.

    The wind is even blowing up here in Indy. Could be a heckuva storm.

  23. Amanda says:

    Tarp going on the field before a drop of rain falls. If the storm doesn’t come, Albert Pujols will kick its ass.

  24. Amanda says:

    They’re saying an hour delay and FSNO has even gone to alternate programming.

    I suppose I should read some homework. Lots of Business Law reading to catch up on.

  25. Amanda says:

    Back on the field! And the starting pitchers are staying in. This ought to be interesting.

    I think it’s weird that it rained at the same time and for the same duration in Indy as it did in St. Louis.

  26. Rocktman65 says:

    Do you feel like you are talking to yourself?? 😀

  27. Amanda says:

    Stubbs reaches safely thanks to a bad throw by Freese. He almost got his booty walked. Garcia doesn’t seem to have it back yet.

  28. Amanda says:

    Hi, Rocktman. Yeah, I suppose so. But *someone* needs to record this stuff. For the kids.

  29. Amanda says:

    Yippee!! Arroyo’s got a hit! Stubbsy at third.

  30. Amanda says:

    Heck yeah. Heck YEAH, Cabrera! Brings in Stubbs to extend the lead.

    Thom: “How many big hits has Cabrera had this season?”
    Chris: “The question is, how many does he have left?”

    Is Chris as skeptical of Cabrera’s year as I am?

    Oh, and the inning’s over. Cairo GIDP.

  31. Amanda says:

    Arroyo’s adjusting better to coming back into the game than his opponent. So far at least. I mean, Garcia’s coming to the plate. Anything could happen with two outs.

  32. Amanda says:

    See?? Garcia walked!

    Flopez steps in. Focus, Bronson.

  33. Rocktman65 says:

    I always get scared when the Reds face a lefty, especially one they haven’t seen much. They tend to make them look like Cy Young.

  34. Amanda says:

    Flopez singles to right field, and Bruce missed the chance to throw out Garcia.

    C’mon, Arroyo. Gotta get out Ludwick.

  35. Amanda says:

    Really *any* pitcher they haven’t seen, but leftys for sure.

    Dammit, Arroyo, pull your head out of your ass. And plunk Pujols.

  36. Rocktman65 says:

    You want to listen to Pujols whine, don’t you??

  37. Amanda says:

    Holliday knocks in the go-ahead run. This inning looked so good for a minute.

  38. Amanda says:

    I *love* to hear Pujols complain. Bitching and moaning makes him sound so manly.

  39. Rocktman65 says:

    Arroyo has thrown a lot of pitches today, not a good sign.

  40. Amanda says:

    CTS: “Is it gone?”
    Me: “Naw, he’s got it, he’s got it, has he got it? he’s got it!”

    Whew.

    Yeah, I’m afraid Goodroyo might have been scared off by the storm. Don’t want Badroyo.

  41. Amanda says:

    BP leads off the top of the fifth with a grounder in the hole. Nice start :)

  42. Amanda says:

    My, that Garcia has quite a strong jaw.

    Rolen Ks. Bummerooni. Take it to ’em Gomes!

  43. Amanda says:

    Gomes flies out to LF and Phillips is nearly doubled off first base. I look forward to making fun of Pujols for complaining about that later. I expect him to say that the umpire should respect his judgment because he is the best.

  44. Amanda says:

    Bruce’s lack of hits make me sad.

    Bottom of the sixth.

  45. Rocktman65 says:

    Phillips’ lack of awareness on the bases should make you sad too.

  46. Amanda says:

    I’m just a sad Manda all around right now. I miss Votto.

  47. Amanda says:

    Wow, Molina is slow. I wonder if I could beat him in a foot race.

    He’s out at first, btw, though they couldn’t turn the DP. Allowing another run to score on Schumaker’s base hit. Sigh.

  48. Rocktman65 says:

    Well, according to Fay, he was hitting well at batting practice today. He might be back tomorrow.

  49. Amanda says:

    Yeah, I saw that. I’m terribly afraid he’s going to come back rusty, but seeing his name in the line-up will give me a thrill of joy in any event.

  50. Amanda says:

    Nick Lachey just kicks around Cincy sometimes, doesn’t he? I can easily imagine just running into him at the Rock Bottom Brewery sometime.