In what is sure to be a season of firsts for Jay Bruce, he added another one today. Home plate umpire Bob Davidson did a nice job in showing up a 21 year old today. From now on, Bob Davidson is the permanent placeholder of asswipe on this blog. Bob D: you’re an ass.
The Reds wrap up the season 1-7 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are really a stink team in their own right.
James Loney completely owned the Reds this series. He hit the ball outside, inside, left, right, yellow, purple, gray, all over Great American Ball Park and had 3 more hits today. Aaron Harang continued to labor and gave up 5 runs.
The Reds had a short lived rally to cut the deficit to 6-4 on a Brandon Phillips 2-run single, but quickly gave one right back to the Dodgers to arrive at the final of 7-4. The Reds hit the road (I hate getaway days!) and head to Yankee Stadium where we’ll be live front and center on saturday and sunday.
Tomorrow night we’ll be at editor George’s watching the conclusion of the Reds-Yankees first game having a few cold ones. It will be interesting to see if the Reds show up under the bright lights of magic and mystique of Yankee Stadium.