Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Startin' Out Right

I get some crazy amount of joy out of kicking Carlos Zambrano's butt. I would if I had the opportunity, anyway. Short of that, the Reds kicking his butt on Opening Day is pretty darn good, too. Being able to see more of the game would have been great, but work has this annoying habit of always starting in the middle of games. Since the score when I left was 5-1, though, I suppose I didn't miss a whole lot of consequence.

Adam Dunn earned himself the position of Hero of the Day quite early in the game. He got Zambrano all in a tizzy after hitting home runs off of him in each of his first two appearances. Number two also earned him his 200th career homer. What a nice milestone to reach on Opening Day.

The only run the Cubs managed to score was due to an error by Ryan Freel. Freel was just a little extra excited to be playing and missed his target, allowing my Least Favorite Cub for two seasons running (Matt Murton) to score.

The last I saw of the game was poor little Carlos's meltdown in the 5th, which helped to add a couple more runs to the 3 Dunn contributed. With the bases loaded, Zambrano walked Scott Hatteberg, scoring Brandon Phillips. Shortly thereafter Ken Griffey, Jr. scored on Alex Gonzalez's sacrifice fly, which brought the score to its final 5-1, which means the Reds are currently a team with a 1.000 record. Woohoo!

Also of note:

  • The Reds, thanks to the magic of alphabetical listing (and also due to their win today) are in theoretical first place and the Cardinals are in theoretical last place. Ha!
  • Gameday looks super awesome cool this year.

3 comments:

DevilsAdvocate said...

Working a night shift?

And why no love lost between you and Murton?

Daedalus said...

Oh, but you did miss something of significant consequence - Josh Hamilton's first Major League at bat and the standing ovation for him that continued through a whole pitching change. If you can, try to find a clip of it somewhere, because it truly was a wonderful moment.

Glad you're back!

Jacci and/or Christina said...

I almost always work night shifts. It always gets in the way of baseball. I suppose that's just one of the many hazards of working in a restaurant.

I am upset about missing Hamilton's at bat. Maybe YouTube can help.