July 20, 2012

Larkin to be inducted to HOF this weekend

Last Game
Through 4 innings, the Reds were being no-hit. After 5 1/2 innings, the Reds were down 6-0. But then Brandon Phillips and his 3-run homer happened and before you knew it the Reds were on the smiling side of the scoreboard. They managed to split the 4-game series with the Diamondbacks yesterday afternoon by winning 6-7.

Next Game
Goodbye Diamondbacks; hello Brewers. The Reds open a 3-game series with the Brew Crew tonight at 7:10 p.m. Homer Bailey (RHP, 8-6, 3.93 ERA) defends against Marco Estrada (RHP, 0-3, 4.13 ERA).

Phillips wants you to wait longer to boo
Apparently there was some displeasure among the fans at Great American Ball Park yesterday afternoon early in the game while the Reds were being pinned down and given a purple nurple by the Diamondbacks resulting in some booing. It hurt Brandon Phillips’ feelings. From John Fay’s blog:

I love my fans. I love the fans period. I feel like all the booing was unnecessary. We’re in first place. We’re playing good baseball. I know we didn’t do our jobs early in the game. It’s not like we’re doing it on purpose. I feel like if you’re going to boo somebody, wait till the end of the game because you never know when guys come up in key situations.

But if we don’t boo, how will the players know to change what they’re doing?

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Barry Larkin, 12-time All-Star, 1995 NL Most Valuable Player, and the last captain the Reds ever had will be inducted in to the National Baseball Hall of Fame at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The ceremony will be on MLB Network, so you can watch the festivities for yourself.

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