The Reds (61-82) won yesterday–like, actually won, not won in spite of themselves or won because the other team had 9 PM reservations at Splitsville–and today is the second of a three-game matchup against the Brewers (64-80.)
HUTCH, BIRDIE, AND NEUN
Be sure to check out Chad Dotson’s new series on Reds who have worn each uniform number. It’s a creative and interesting take on the club’s history. The first installment features one of the least appreciated gentleman to have a retired number, Fred Hutchinson. Hopefully this piece will help change that.
DO THEY ALL GET A PACKAGE OF WALLET SIZED INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS AND AN 8×10? Today was team photo day for the Reds, because YES let’s remember this season in as much minute detail as humanly possible.
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) September 13, 2016
|1. Jonathan Villar (2B)
2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (RF)
3. Ryan Braun (LF)
4. Hernan Perez (3B)
5. Chris Carter (1B)
6. Keon Broxton (CF)
7. Orlando Arcia (SS)
8. Martin Maldonado (C)
9. Matt Garza (P)
|1. Jose Peraza (CF)
2. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Adam Duvall (LF)
5. Brandon Phillips (2B)
6. Scott Schebler (RF)
7. Ivan De Jesus (SS)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Dan Straily (P)
THE NEXT PERSON
The NFL has been ticking me off on an increasingly constant basis as of late, to the point where I follow Bengals games on radio for the sole entertainment of listening to Dave Lapham scream about naked bootlegs. I have formed an increasing appreciation of the NFL I grew up with, and I have missed Sam Wyche with accompanying fervor.
In addition to a Super Bowl, Wyche gave the Bengals the greatest moment in the history of its entire franchise, and he has been gravely ill. In need of a heart transplant, he received one in Charlotte, NC today. Docs say he’s recovering well. I’m glad to know that, like King Arthur, he’s still technically available to swoop in when we need him most.
Get well soon, Coach.
|ERA||IP||SO||WHIP||DOES HE LIVE IN CLEVELAND?|
|Dan Straily||3.88||164.2||137||1.21||NO! HE LIVES IN CINCINNATI!|
|Matt Garza||4.36||86.2||61||1.48||NO! HE LIVES IN MILWAUKEE!|
A THING FROM TWITTER
I was mistaken.
Today's PNC Twitter Poll answer: What is Votto’s favorite thing to do in the offseason? (Thought this was a gimme.) pic.twitter.com/lFH2eJktJo
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 13, 2016
I also miss Jim Breech.
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.