Last of four games between the Reds (67-91) and the Cardinals (82-76.) Can’t wrap up the series any better than this reader on last night’s Game Thread:
TO ALL THE REDS WHO’VE CLINCHED BEFORE
This popped up on my Facebook memories feed today. My nephew drew it. It reminds me of the collection of photographs still stuck to his bedroom wall– a slow slideshow, Academy Awards-Dead-People-Montage-Style, of Reds who have exited Stage Trade Deadline. (“Hey look, there’s Chapman.” “Hey look, there’s Chris Heisey.” “Hey look, there’s…”)
It hurts. It’s not so much that we missed the players, individually; we miss, instead, what they did together.
|1. Matt Carpenter (1B)
2. Randal Grichuk (CF)
3. Yadier Molina (C)
4. Stephen Piscotty (RF)
5. Jhonny Peralta (3B)
6. Jedd Gyorko (2B)
7. Aledmys Diaz (SS)
8. Jose Martinez (LF)
9. Alex Reyes (P)
|1. Jose Peraza (SS)
2. Hernan Iribarren (CF)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Adam Duvall (LF)
5. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
6. Ivan De Jesus (2B)
7. Tucker Barnhart (C)
8. Tony Renda (RF)
9. Dan Straily (P)
Trapped in layover hell, quite possibly forever, directly across from this everything-ruiner:
Mama always told me that’s what footstools are for.
|ERA||IP||SO||WHIP||IS HE AN EVERYTHING-RUINER?|
|Alex Reyes||1.58||40.0||46||1.18||I mean he is a Cardinal|
THINGS FROM TWITTER
Shocked, SHOCKED. Actually I am, a bit, in the sense that this number isn’t higher.
Reds prime time viewership dropped 22% Aug. 3 to Sept. 25 compared to last year.https://t.co/kMlyKJ2A08
— Mike Canan (@Mike_Canan) September 29, 2016
Also Chris Welsh hereby invites you to think about his underwear.
Happiness is finding 1 pr of clean socks & underwear in ur suitcase on the last day of the last road trip of the season. AKA "veteran move"
— Chris Welsh (@thinkpitch) September 29, 2016
This is my final series of Game Threads in 2016, and I can’t thank you enough for all your kind comments, Twitter follows, and Facebook/Snapchat hit-ups. I truly appreciate your patience with the new girl… especially you, editors. Great to meet everyone here at Redleg Nation, and I’ll (hopefully) see you next year.
Next year. Has a nice ring to it.
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.