Daily Archives: June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011

10 Days till Blog Jog 2011

Well, that was teh suck.
run number 12
Our Milwaukee trip did include one day of running for 20 minutes on the treadmill (by far the longest amount of time I’ve run continuously) but then we decided to take the next day off for sightseeing. Then the next day was a travel day and we weren’t home till 10:30. Then the next day we had to catch up on work and got home late. Three days of “rest” only without the actual rest part.

So, wouldn’t you figure after just 8 minutes of running this morning, someone would jab a nail through the right knee of my voodoo doll, rendering the rest of our badass run a pathetic walk? Tomorrow, ibuprofen all the way.

If you haven’t been following this category of content for the last couple weeks, I should let you know that all this bitching and moaning about running, while seemingly misplaced on a sassy baseball blog, is actually intentional and not entirely narcissistic as we are training for the Blog Jog. You, too, can sign up for the Blog Jog and get in on all the bellyaching-about-running fun. All you have to do is:

1. Go to http://reds.com/5k to register for the Redlegs Run.
2. Email [email protected] to say you’ll be at the Blog Jog events before and/or after the run.
3. Go to Cafe Press to order your Red Hot shirt, in styles for women or men.

That last step isn’t strictly required, but it’d make me super-happy. You pay to register for the run, but there’s no additional charge for hanging with the bloggers.

June 1, 2011

Game 57: Brewers 3, Reds 4: Still Owning Milwaukee

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W: Masset (1-3) L: Loe (2-5) S: Cordero (10)


Well, it’s nice to see that the Cincinnati Reds can still take a series from the Milwaukee Brewers.

This time, the win wasn’t nearly so dominating, requiring late-game heroics from Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. But they came through, each with their own 2-run homer. Votto’s was the one that gave them the lead.

And then Francisco Cordero came on for his 300th career save.

The game started off shakily, with starter Mike Leake giving up yet another home run to start the game. That makes it sound like it’s been Leake doing all of that for the Reds this year, but I know Volquez has done that at least twice. That first inning continues to be a problem.

But the offense came back and the Reds have some hope as they enter their first off-day in 20 days. And I grouse a bit when I have to work late every so often. At least I get weekends off.