August 3, 2007

The Battle for Fifth

As I sit here, the Reds are up 6-3 on the Pirates in the top of the sixth inning: the ferocious battle for fifth place in the NLC is on! The Reds are a half game down on the Pirates after that sweeping at the hands of the Nats, making this a pride fight for the ages.

I'm coming in late on it after sweltering in the Indiana humidity helping the tot master the art of bike riding without training wheels. It's nice to see the wheels coming off in a good way for a change.

So, what the heck is up with the Reds' rotation anyway? There seems to be much discussion of who's available to fill the hole left by Kyle Lohse and not to mention…well…about everyone but Aaron Harang.

Ooh, McLouth steals one from Adam Dunn. I'd better start paying attention. It's a pride fight!

7 comments to “The Battle for Fifth”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    7-3 now. I was hoping the Reds could score more than one in the top of the sixth, but at least they didn’t allow any in the bottom.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Nice homer, Hatteberg. Helps us to forget what a failure it was not to trade you.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    Nice homer, Griffey. Though I don’t think there would have been much to gain by trading you.

    The Reds are now up 11-3. Where was this crap in Washington??

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    Nice catch by Griffey in the bottom of the eighth. It’s nice to see something other than the wholesale surrender of runs by the Reds in the eighth.

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    The Reds now up 12-3 on the strength of a solo shot by Alex Gonzalez. I hope the baby is doing better.

    Man, how ’bout them Pirates’ jerseys, huh? Still hideous, even now.

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    13-3. I can’t remember how. It’s a testament to how all the runs start to bleed together and how tired I am.

    13-4 now.

    Usually I love a blow-out. It feels like renewed hope under normal circumstances. I guess we’re just too that point in the season where I experience neither highs nor lows.

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    Reds win! And with the game, they also take fifth place. Watch out Houston!