May 30, 2005

Happy Memorial Day

As much fun as the proper game wrap was, I'm going to have to revert to my bullet points today to squeeze this in before I leave for the Indians/Bats game tonight:

  • Aaron Harang is awesome. Ten strikeouts. Just awesome. I don't approve of giving him the hook after the seventh inning, though I can't complain about David Weathers' or Todd Coffey's relief performances.
  • Felipe Lopez got a hit today to bring his hitting streak to, what, 12 games right?
  • Joe Randa had a 2-run homerun to provide the Reds score for the longest time, plus another couple timely hits. Man, I've missed him. Jon calls Randa trade-bait, but I'm an eternal optimist and am hoping for Randa to be instrumental to the Reds' post-season bid.
  • Adam Dunn, with the protection of Randa and Austin Kearns behind him, got a hit to knock in Sean Casey for the third run of the game. It probably won't shut up people who complain about him not hitting with runners in scoring position, but it still rocks.
  • After that, the scoring started to blur together, except Ryan Freel got his second homerun of the season in the ninth inning to bring in three runs. It probably won't shut up people who complain about him not having enough RBI, but it still rocks.

On an unrelated note, apparently due to me using the phrase, “boom goes the dynamite” in a post earlier this week, I received an email with this link about t-shirts sporting that fantabulous phrase. I've asked for a link to where you can buy them, but in the mean time I guess you can search eBay if you're interested.

Awesome game today, and now I'm off to primp for the Bats game. Gotta look good in case Wily Mo spots us.

5 comments to “Happy Memorial Day”

  1. Dr. J says:

    Dear Red Hot MaMa:

    The reds have to win 5 out of 6 games in this road trip! They will play the 2 worst teams in the NL and we have to make up ground! I want to be only 6 games under .500 next monday morning…it’s a must!

    Boy, you got it BAD for Freel! I mean REAL BAD!

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Hey, Doc,
    First, take a moment to relax. You finished every sentence in that comment with an exclamation point. You must be out of breath by now.

    Second, it would be hard [b]not[/b] to be curious about a guy who’s so skilled in so many different positions. But deep down I know that it’s really all a ruse to draw attention away from the burning passion that I dare not admit even to myself for a certain Latin Love Machine.

    I must have a weakness for little guys.

  3. Dr. J says:

    Let me guess baby….could it be…maybe..the newest Minnesota Twin…….Juan Castro????? it’s got to be him…right? Oh, by the way I’m 5’8" 145lbs……just for your FYI

  4. Dr. J says:

    Hey MaMa; Why don’t we start an on-line petition(sp?) to get Austin Kearns to cut his know back to the Gomer Pyle cut. I know, you would like to run your fingers through those golden locks, but you must sacrifice your lustful desires and think about the good of the team. When his hair was short and he sported those "Richie Cunningham" ears, he hit above .300. You must sacrifice.

  5. Joel says:

    If I’m not mistaken, the only true latin love machine is Javier Valentin – complete with porno mustache and all. And by the way, I don’t like dudes, I just have it on good authority.