April 25, 2007

Bring on the Cards

I've taken a catnap ahead of time and carried-out Chinese food so I wouldn't have to waste my precious energy cooking tonight, so I'm hopeful that I'll stay awake through the whole game tonight. It will help me if we can avoid the rain delay this time.

C. Trent has the line-ups:

Josh Hamilton CF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Adam Dunn LF
Ken Griffey Jr. RF
Edwin Encarnación 3B
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Alex Gonzales SS
David Ross C
Bronson Arroyo P

David Eckstein SS
Chris Duncan LF
Albert Pujols 1B
Scott Rolen 3B
Jim Edmonds CF
Preston Wilson RF
Adam Kennedy 2B
Yadier Molina C
Braden Looper P

Can anyone explain to me why Josh Hamilton leads off this line-up? I realize that there are not a lot of other choices, but Hatteberg or Phillips seem like better choices than Hamilton.

Ross got a couple hits last night after dipping below the semi-Mendoza line (.100) briefly. Here's hoping he's moving back up. It would be hard for him to move much further down.

100 comments to “Bring on the Cards”

  1. BubbaFan says:

    They don’t position themselves…do they? They signal from the dugout and tell them where to stand.

  2. I knew that was going to happen.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    Well, you can play deep [em]that[/em] way… 😀

  4. BubbaFan says:

    The Hammer does it again. Unbelievable.

  5. Dunn’s sleepy.

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    Not sleepy, just laid back. He’s a mellow dude.

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    It’s hard to be smacky when both team’s kinda suck, but we gotta turn it up.

    Someone should tell Edmonds that it’s eye[em]black[/em] not eye[em]liner[/em].

  8. Yeah, we should. But it’s a pitchers’ duel and there’s not much you can say about those.

    I never thought Looper would be in a pitchers’ duel. Ever.

  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    And it’s not even against the Astros. The Reds can, traditionally, hit a little.

  10. BubbaFan says:

    Looper looks like a muppet in his Gameday pic.

  11. Red Hot Mama says:

    You call that a World Series MVP? Looks like a Troll Doll.

  12. Red Hot Mama says:

    Looper nearly took that one up the nose.

  13. Red Hot Mama says:

    Go Agon. Rub some of that off on Ross.

  14. Proxy: “Oh yeah? At least Fredbird doesn’t have elephantitis of the cranium!”

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    Maybe not, but Proxy does. 😀

  16. Hey now!

    Your guys only got one run off [i]Braden Looper[/i].

  17. Red Hot Mama says:

    Farewell, Looper. They were a good 7 innings.

    There’s so little to say that George and Chris went quiet for a while there.

    How’s Carp doing?

  18. Seven and a half slow rollers now?

  19. Carp said he feels good after throwing yesterday.

  20. Red Hot Mama says:

    We’re rather large of head around our house as well. 🙂

  21. BubbaFan says:

    Looper’s your ace, isn’t he? Improbably so, but he’s pitched really well this season.

    Gotta give the Cards credit for that. They have a knack for making silk purses out of sow’s ears, pitching-wise. Jeff Weaver was nothing but a big loser for us. I wonder what they’d have done with Pavano, if the rumored trade had gone through?

  22. Rolen is our emergency pitcher…who’s the Reds’?

  23. Yeah, BubbaFan, Dave Duncan is the Pitcher Whisperer. I don’t know what it is, but he’s got a way to fix people.

  24. Red Hot Mama says:

    OK, I’m as glad to see Freel as anyone but WHERE IS JAVY??

  25. Red Hot Mama says:

    Freel desperately wants to pitch, and I imagine he’ll get to someday. Kearns used to have some pitching skills, but clearly he’s not an option anymore.

    If HMZ were here, I’m sure he’d hook us up with the details of who had what minor league pitching experience in the line-up.

  26. My computer has just slowed waaaaay down. So I’ll be a bit behind the times.

  27. Red Hot Mama says:

    My level of awakeness has gone way down, so I’ll be a bit behind myself. I’m asking the CTS to keep me awake as best he can.


  28. Whoooo hooooo!!!!!

    We were tending to kitty so we missed how Eckstein and Duncan got on, but I saw Pujols’ hit.

  29. Red Hot Mama says:

    Taguchi is the pinch hitter? for Edmonds?

    I must be more tired than I thought.

  30. Red Hot Mama says:

    Ah, Coutlangus: always done too soon…

  31. I hate Preston Wilson.

  32. Red Hot Mama says:

    ARGH! Demmit, Gonzo.

  33. Red Hot Mama says:

    OMG how many freaking outs do the Cards get in this freaking inning??

  34. Depends on the number of IBBs the Reds give out, I guess.

  35. Red Hot Mama says:

    That was disgusting. I hope that tending to the kitty wasn’t that gross.

  36. Naw, just trying to get him to drink some water.

    I love relievers batting. It’s so hilarious.

  37. Red Hot Mama says:

    come on, Hatte. yay!

    I think it’s funny (though sad) that Arroyo’s our hard-luck pitcher this season.

  38. BubbaFan says:

    Well, this game went to heck awfully quick.

    Another quality start down the crapper.

  39. Man, if it weren’t for So, Randy would still have a 0.00 ERA. And they take him out. :angry:

  40. Red Hot Mama says:

    yes! I love to see Eck miss!

    And it’s JAVY!

  41. Oh. God.

    What is this?

  42. Nice play Albert!!

    That was the second game they’ve won at home this year.

  43. Red Hot Mama says:

    I’m thinking they were due.

    Bummer, but a least I can go to bed. I’m exhausted.

    Thanks for coming by, guys. I’ll try to sneak in some comments tomorrow during work.

  44. Me, too. I might be pretty busy but I’ll pop by.

  45. BubbaFan says:

    What a heartbreaker.

    Another great night for A-Gon, but he can’t do it on his own. 😛