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Game Thread: Reds at Cardinals (2013.04.09)

I would like to start today’s game thread off with an apology.  Yesterday, I exposed a lot of hatred towards a variety of teams, most notable of those being the St. Louis Cardinals.  That was not right of me and I should not have done so.

To make up for that, I would like to display all the ways I actually like the St. Louis Cardinals.  I like watching your fans cheer Shin-Soo Choo for dropping two fly balls only to have him lace a 3-RBI double against you in the 9th.  I like watching your pitchers walk countless batters in an inning.  I like watching your fans leave their seats in large numbers late in a game.  But most of all, I like how you dream about Brandon Phillips at night!

So with all the love I am sharing today,  I hope Bronson Arroyo allows your batters to return to their seat in a quick and speedy fashion today while he twirls a masterpiece.  I hope your fans did not trip over themselves yesterday on their way out the gate and are able to find their way back tonight to see the Reds offense continue to terrorize opposing pitching.  And most of all, I hope you did not dream about Brandon Phillips last night.  Instead, I hope you dreamt about Joey Votto retiring the final out from the seat of his pants yesterday!

As always… GO REDS!  Beat the WLBs!

369 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Cardinals (2013.04.09)

  1. Arredondo release surprised so many people around the league that no one bothered claiming him off waivers…shocking!

    • @Mwv: Guy reminds me of a hand grenade with a very loose pin. Just waiting to blow up in our faces.

  2. The Cards just threw a life preserver to the Reds. Boggs is coming in to pitch the 9th.

  3. Looking at the bright side … That inning wasn’t as bad as it could have been and the rest of the bullpen is good for tomorrow now.

  4. I suppose another nine run ninth would be asking for too much? I thought I saw Fred Lewis tonight too.

  5. Votto missing cake pitches right down the pipe. Weak to second. Ouch. Hurts to watch.

  6. I don’t know what happened tonight but on offense we just look asleep at the wheel.

    • @Mwv: Really, they haven’t hit that well the last several days. The numbers are really misleading. Lots and lots of cheap hits.

  7. Can anyone explain why we have this Parra guy on the roster? I know Marshall is hurting, but I believe he had a high ERA in spring training, and I see he has already given up a run and four hits this game. Why didn’t the Reds go after Burnett? He is now with the Angels?

  8. I really don’t understand why some people are so sure that Votto is fine. He sure doesn’t look fine.

    • @Hank Aarons Teammate: I am starting to wonder too.

      I wonder if the long layoff from the injury followed by the off season is making it harder on him to get back to being his complete self. With his skills and approach, he could fall out of bed and be a singles hitter OBP machine like he was in September. It is another whole thing to get back to the top of his game by adding in the clutch power aspect.

  9. You know who looks pretty good this year? The Kansas City Royals. Their SP is still a little thin, but their lineup is solid, got a good mix of young players and vets, solid bullpen.

    • @CP: And look at their farm system. It’s probably the best in baseball. Certainly in the top 3. They could be solid for a while or deal from some serious strength.

      • @preach: The Shields trade really hurt their system, but still they’re pretty decent. Kind of similar to the Reds system really, some pitchers on the way, but not very many bats.

        Still, they have a lot of players seemingly entering their prime. The Shields trade was too expensive relative to the Latos/Gio deals, but still, I’m sure they felt the pressure to have some pitchers to go along with the hitters entering their prime years.

  10. Pack a lunch for tomorrows game. St Lo. is expecting thunders boobies all day tomorrow (speaking of thunder boobies I’m looking forward to seeing Front Row Amy when the Reds travel to Mil.

  11. I wish there was a new MLB Law that said that any General Manager and especially the Manager of a MLB team has to log on to a blog like this and answer all our questions, one by one.

  12. Think the Reds had a tough night? Astros are pounding the Mariners 9-0 in the “2nd inning”. How is that even possible?

  13. Now that this sacrificial lamb of a game is over, I’m looking forward to a Reds win tomorrow. We’ll get em tomorrow. Go Reds!! Adios Amigos.

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