Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Reds Feel the Season is About 20 Games Too Long, Cubs 12-8
Fortunately, there were lots of other interesting things to watch during the game, bad pitching aside. Francisco hit a ultra-super bomb to right, landing out of the stadium and hitting a horse that was walking by. Actually, I'm not sure about the horse part, but I picture the ball hitting the horse, who then rears up, knocking off the rider and everyone laughing about the commotion. What we do know is the homer went 502 feet and is the first to leave the stadium since the Big Donkey was still roaming the pastures in left. Mesoraco also hit his first career homer and second career double. Hopefully there will be many home runs to follow. You can't face Rodrigo Lopez every day, unfortunately. Some bad news in that Chris Valaika blew up his knee and is done for a while. Doctors think the non-working knee make actually improve his range at short. Chris, we kid. As I'm sure everyone learned from the fabulous Robin Williams vehicle, laughter is, indeed, the best medicine.
The big series with the Cubs continues today without two football games conflicting the Reds viewership. Now everyone can lock in and focus on watching the Reds humiliate the Cubs, publicly, for their disrespect yesterday. That will sure be something.