The stars were out yesterday afternoon as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Astros, 5-6. Starting pitcher Mat Latos put in another less-than-spectacular performance, and the team spent most of the game trailing. But thanks to Joey Votto, who kept the team in it by tying the score twice, and Jay Bruce, who who hit is fourth home run in four games, the Reds came out the victors.
The Reds are off today. The Chicago Cubs come to town tomorrow and will have Jeff Samardzija facing off against the Reds’ Bronson Arroyo.
Great Moments in Questionable Marketing Decisions
Christian Moerlein Lager House, that new tap house named for the Cincinnati beer in the Banks across the street from Great American Ball Park took a big ol’ bite at the hand that feeds it this weekend by running an ad in a paper in Cincinnati, apparently pimping itself to Cubs fans. That was a dick move, Moerlein. A real dick move.
What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Scott Rolen’s next double will be the 505th of his career, which will tie him with Hall of Famer Tony Perez for 49th on that all-time list.