Game two of the Reds (17-34) against the Rockies (23-27) starts 8:40 PM. Jon Moscot returns from the DL, where he’s been hanging out with the vast majority of the team since last year.
BASEBALL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT
I’m a mountain girl myself, and would like to have a retreat in the bucolic forest conveniently located between the Coors Field’s center field fence and a giant bar. The Rockies missed a giant revenue stream by not sticking a cabin and maybe a couple horses out there. People love horses. Horses love baseballs raining down upon them at random intervals. Everybody wins.
YOU HAVE TO SIT OUT
Joining Twitter’s beloved Thom Brennaman on the DL is Caleb Cotham, who will sit for 15 days with inflammation in the right shoulder.
|PITCHER||ERA||IP||SO||WHIP||IS HE WORRIED ABOUT THOM?|
|Jon Moscot||4.02||15.2||6||1.40||One would hope so|
|Jonathan Gray||5.95||39.1||45||1.32||Google image search inconclusive|
|1. Zack Cozart (SS)
2. Joey Votto (1B)
3. Brandon Phillips (2B)
4. Jay Bruce (RF)
5. Adam Duvall (LF)
6. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
7. Billy Hamilton (CF)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Jon Moscot (P)
|1. Charlie Blackmon (CF)
2. DJ LeMahieu (2B)
3. Nolan Arenado (3B)
4. Carlos Gonzalez (RF)
5. Trevor Story (SS)
6. Gerardo Parra (LF)
7. Daniel Descalso (1B)
8. Tony Wolters (C)
9. Jonathan Gray (P)
A THING FROM TWITTER
Lance McAlister, asking the big questions.
With Jon Moscot facing
Jon Gray tonight, is it weird
I wonder how many times SP named JON, without an H, have squared off? #Reds
— Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) May 31, 2016
The sun is shining here on the West Side and it’s pouring down rain. It’s been doing this for at least half an hour. This used to freak me out to no end when I was a child. But now I’ve seen this bullpen, and nothing will ever frighten me so deeply again.
Proud aunt Mary Beth Ellis is a freelance writer and college teacher who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Her home site, BlondeChampagne.com, has existed in at least some form since 2003, and Mary Beth has been a regular columnist with one publication or another from the age of 16. Her first book, Drink to the Lasses, was published in 2006. She currently teaches college, runs personal wine tastings, gives literary readings, and stares into the middle distance.