Daily Archives: April 16, 2008

April 16, 2008

Reds (Game 14): 5, Cubs (Game 13): 9



Wasn’t that a fun game? Highly entertaining and humorous in every way. I don’t know if it’s my recaptured ability to laugh at the Reds’ ignorant attempts to become a legitimate baseball team or if it’s just the beauty of having Dusty Baker back in Wrigley. Either way, we all win. Or at least I do. And the Cubs.

To the game, the Reds (6-8) lost their fourth in a row to the Cubs (8-5). Aaron Harang (1-2) wasn’t his usual self, giving up two home runs and not really giving his team a chance to win. Sure, one of the homeruns was to Derek Lee, which will happen, but the other was to Mark DeRosa. That’s a sign that something’s wrong, and Harang did report he was a little under the weather after the game. I don’t know if the sickness caused or was caused by the homerun.

Ryan Dempster (2-0) has obviously been captured by robots or aliens or something and replaced with someone who can pitch because he continued to not look like the Dumpster of every year. Well, that’s not true. He did allow 4 runs in 6 innings, which just misses a quality start. Still. He’s had inexplicable early season success.

No save was available for the game thanks to the laughable appearance of the Reds’ 2007 bullpen. Great to have you back!

The two traveling comedy troupes perform the antics for our laughing pleasure again today at 8:05pm EDT. Josh Fogg starts against Carlos Zambrano.

April 16, 2008

Brewers (Game 13): 1, Cardinals (Game 14): 6



Well, that settles that. I guess we can call off the season now.

In the first battle for first place of the season, the Cardinals (10-4) easily handled the Brewers (8-5). Apparently, the key to defeating the Brewers is to walk Prince Fielder every time.

Who knew Braden Looper (3-0) was so mighty? He’s looking like Cy Young right now with his 2.70 ERA. Way to go Cardinals. Ride that unexpected goodness as long as you can. Dave Bush (0-3) got the loss for the Brewers, although he did turn in a quality start. It doesn’t help much when your team scores only one run.

The two play again today. Hopefully Milwaukee will win so that the final game of the series will be another first place battle. Gametime is 7:15pm CDT. Carlos Villanueva versus Adam Wainwright.