From: Brian Douglas on 18 May 2010 15:53
Regardless of the outcome........this is EXTREMELY enjoyable.
We have seen them in stretches like this in the past. But this is
different. They kept the game close by making plays. Rolen delivers the
big blow in the ninth, then Joey finishes them off with a screamer after
hitting a monster homerun earlier.
From: john smith on 18 May 2010 17:41
You a Beach Boy's fan Danny? Fun Fun Fun it sure has been. Mini test
coming up against Bravos and Tribe. Hope they get 4 out of 5. Time to
get greedy and ride this momentum......
It's been awhile since this team has played so well at HOME..... Good
signs all around for this 2010 Reds club... The old Reds would have
definitely lost this game especially after that wild pitch in the eighth
which made it 4-1 at the time.
From: Brian Douglas on 18 May 2010 18:42
"John Kasupski" <w2pio(a)spamfilter.verizon.net> wrote in message
> On Tue, 18 May 2010 15:53:35 -0400, "Brian Douglas"
>>Regardless of the outcome........this is EXTREMELY enjoyable.
> I found the outcome to be quite enjoyable. I'll find it even more
> enjoyable if
> the Reds get some help from the Nationals later tonight.
I'm referring to the outcome of the season. People seem to be tempering
their enjoyment. Why?
These are not fortuitous wins. This is good all around baseball. Hitting,
pitching base running, top notch defense........I don't know if or where it
will end, but I'm not only enjoying the wins, but the quality of baseball.
From: John Kasupski on 18 May 2010 19:33
On Tue, 18 May 2010 18:42:28 -0400, "Brian Douglas" <airpower104(a)comcast.net>
>These are not fortuitous wins. This is good all around baseball. Hitting,
>pitching base running, top notch defense........I don't know if or where it
>will end, but I'm not only enjoying the wins, but the quality of baseball.
This is what's encouraging to me about the current situation. They're not
winning because they have a horseshoe up the wazoo, they're winning because
they're playing the game the way it's supposed to be played (Phillips' apparent
attitude and mental mistakes notwithstanding). They're not giving up when they
get behind, so they've won ten games on their final at-bat. Today - two runs
down going into the last of the ninth? We've got you right where we want you!
The Cardinals walk a guy to pitch to Stubbs and he hits a two-run triple. The
Brewers walk a guy to get to Gomes and he hits the first pitch for a three-run
homer. They walk a guy to get to Arroyo and he hits a two-run single that pretty
much puts the game out of reach. How many times in the past has a hit by an
opposing pitcher helped do in the Reds? The worm has turned!