Thursday, April 13, 2006

Reds Take the Series

I smashed my thumb into the wall the other day. It looks pretty gross. Gross, however, is not how I would describe the final game of the series in Chicago. Once again the Reds slapped the Cubs in the face. It may not have been 6 home runs, but 3’s pretty good, too. Dunn, Lopez and Kearns all went deep. Lopez and Kearnsy’s were for three (which reminds me of high school basketball games where the announcer always yelled, “Ben Rrrrramsey for tha-REEEEEEE!” Just in case you wanted to know that). Milton even had a triple. A triple! Now if only we could get Harang to start hitting this well.

Dunn started the day off right with a solo homer in the first. Even though I was here and sitting in front of the TV for the first inning I somehow missed it. Shortly after this I was called away to learn about the biological basis of altruism. The Cubs were quite altruistic while I was gone. The Reds were up 5 to 3 by the top of the eighth thanks to Lopez’s home run and I think Milton’s triple. I can’t figure out exactly how we got the run in the fifth, but Gameday says we got one. I got home just in time to see Kearnsy put the cap on the day with his three-run homer in the eighth.

Best of all, the bullpen didn’t self-destruct! I guess they didn’t self-destruct yesterday, either, but no one notices that when you lose 4 to 1 anyway. Todd Coffey came in for the last out of the seventh and allowed no runs through the eighth, though he and new acquisition Brandon Phillips did try to make it interesting with an error for Phillips and a wild pitch for Coffey. Mercker also allowed no runs in the ninth.

Final score today: 8 to 3.

Now on to a more pressing matter. Since when has Eric Milton’s hair been that dark? I won’t pretend to know everything about the man, but I swear his hair was much lighter last year. I also think he should get rid of that ugly beard.

Bird hunting in St. Louis tomorrow! Harang takes the lead.

8 comments:

Daedalus said...

fifth run - zambrano threw over to third to try to pick milton off and threw it into the stands. milton was awarded home. that was the fifth run. he was hit on the head by the third baseman - it was the play of the game for the cubs, for some reason.

Jacci and/or Christina said...

Thank you! I remember seeing that on their play of the game now. You're right, though. That makes no sense to be play of the game for them. Maybe it was supposed to be humiliating play of the game.

Daedalus said...

p.s. i hate the beard, too.

Beardo said...

The beard stays. Hurrah that the Reds are not the Yankees, and that Marge Schott is no longer in a position to say 'yes' to doghair but 'no' to facial hair. And as far as baseball players go, Milton's got to have the most neatly groomed full beard out there. Certainly light-years better than the John Kruk scraggle, or the Adam Dunn scruff.

Jacci and/or Christina said...

I will grant you that it is quite well-groomed. I still think he looks better without it, though.

doesabeardedguyhaveanycredibilityonthisone? said...

And I'll grant you that possibility, though it's hard for me to tell - all last year he looked dead inside. Without the hollow-eyed thousand yard stare, he looks much better.

Daedalus said...

as long as he's pitching like he has been, i guess he shouldn't change anything.

Jacci and/or Christina said...

Ooh, yes. I hadn't considered that point.