Results tagged ‘ St. Louis Cardinals ’


Matt Holliday had to leave yesterday’s game because a moth flew in his ear.

What a tool.

Reds v. Cubs Preview

The series against the Cardinals is over. The Reds played beautifully and The Cards played like poot. ESPN has officially named the Reds-Cards rivalry the best in baseball, and while we could not agree more, it’s time to move on. Over in St. Louis, Hoe Pettini, Chris Crapenter, and Albert Putrolls are hosting their weekly pity party sponsored by Kotex and Bartles and Jaymes. The festivities include crying, calling the media to ask if they could offer their official opinion, and reading Cosmopolitan magazine.

Although it’s hard to taste the mango through the tears.

For the Reds and Reds fans, however, it’s time to move on. Just like my dad told me when I was still watching Jay Bruce’s division clinching homer on multiple times a day in March, “we have to start thinking about what’s next.”

Luckily, what’s next is the Chicago Cubs! We’re not scared of the Cubs. In fact, we kind of love them because they’re such an easy team to beat. And really, how horrifying could an adorable baby bear be?

Pictured: Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano.

During the last Cubs series in Chicago, we really could have swept them if Coco Cordero wasn’t having a bad day on Saturday and considering that day was his first blown save of the season, it’s not really anything to be too stressed over. The Cubs are 17-21 to the Reds’ first place 23-17.

If there is any cause for concern, it is that Carlos Zambrano will be pitching today. Zambrano is 4-1 with a 4.35 ERA, and besides that, he is a terrifying physical specimen.

He dines on kittens and children’s dreams.

In the last series against the Cubs, it was definitely a pitchers duel. The low-scoring games were nothing compared to the slugfests the Reds routinely managed against the Cubs in 2010. Oh, and hello, Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hitter against the Astros in 2008. Sure, it was the Astros but still, we were the Astros once. Not anymore though! If the Reds can just make the right offensive decisions in the lineup, keep their closers in check, and maintain their All-Star level of defense all over the field, the Cubs should leave Cincinnati with their stubby tails between their legs.

As always, GO REDS! And, get this psycho into a mental institution ASAP:

And So It Begins…

Not two hours ago, I wrote about the Reds-Cardinals rivalry and how intense this series will be. It looks like Cardinals fans are already running their mouths and their photoshop to make a statement about Mike Leake.

The difference between Reds fans and Cardinals fans is simple: class. We all know these two teams don’t like each other, but the most important thing is that these teams act like good sportsmen and put all animosity into playing the game hard. This, apparently, is something that Cardinals fans aren’t capable of doing. It’s true – last season, Brandon Phillips ran his mouth to the press about the Cardinals which caused the famous fight of 2010. What Yadier Molina chose to do in that situation was bring personal issues onto the field and manifest them in a physically violent way and that is one of the best examples of unsportsmanlike conduct I could imagine.

They’re at it again, making a mockery of Mike Leake’s situation. I am appalled at the lack of respect and class these fans have for someone who clearly got himself into something that could happen to anyone (and, if the newest reports are true, something that is a total mistake).

Apparently, this is only the first shirt in a series.

Brandon Phillips was right. “They’re little bitches. All of them.”

We’re coming for you, St. Lousy.

Game Notes, Leake, and St. Louis Preview

REDS WIN! Finally, after four straight losses our boys in red managed to bring home a 7-4 victory over the D’Backs on Thursday. Thanks to a solo home run by Joey Votto, some fortunate walks, RBIs brought in by Hernandez and Janish, and some great defensive plays, especially by Phillips and Gomes, we finally saw the guys play sort of like they played in the beginning of the season. Lately, we’ve been seeing a little bit of a lack of emotion with our guys, and although I’m not sure why, I think the fans have a lot to do with it. In the past two games I’ve attended (yesterday and today) there was a world of difference between the energy at GABP.

Mike Leake, Cincinnati’s own Charlie-Sheeneqsue Wild Thing, pitched beautifully today. Although I would have liked to have seen more K’s, Leake allowed 3 runs in 7 innings, keeping the D’Backs down and giving our offense a chance to shine. Is it a coincidence that the last game the Reds won was also pitched by Leake? Clearly, this kid is talented and thankfully, the fans were mostly able to keep their opinions about his personal life and his pitching talent separate.

The Reds leave tonight for a six day road trip beginning with our division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, then to Milwaukee to face the Brew Crew. The Reds and the Cardinals have one of the most intense rivalries in the National League and there is a lot of speculation as to how the mood between the two teams will be, especially since last season’s comments by Brandon Phillips which caused the two teams to get into a brawl in August, and by the incorrect reports of Jonny Gomes’ attitude toward Adam Wainwright in Spring Training. Rivalries like this one are among the most exciting in Major League Baseball and with the Reds and the Cards being currently tied for first place, this will be an awesome series to watch. ¬†Tomorrow, we’ll see our starter with the most strikeouts and the highest ERA, Edinson Volquez, face Kyle McClellan in a game that will surely be as emotionally charged and intense as they come.


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