Three decades ago, the Reds were the MLB affiliate of our Cedar Rapids Midwest League team so we tended to follow the players that came through town on their way to Major League careers. Reggie Sanders and Rob Dibble are just a couple of names that come to mind as having pretty memorable minor league seasons here. For the past 20 years, however, our local club has been affiliated with the Angels and I admit I haven’t paid a nickel’s worth of attention to the Reds.
So to recognize this obscure fact, tonight I’m opening up the GameChat here and then heading to the local ballpark to watch our Kernels take on the Beloit Snappers (the Twins’ MWL affiliate), rather than hanging around to follow the Twins game with those Cincinnati Reds. But for those of you who come around for the GameChat, I hope you enjoy the game!
|Span, CF||Cozart, SS|
|Revere, RF||Heisey, CF|
|Willingham, LF||Votto, 1B|
|Morneau, 1B||Phillips, B, 2B|
|Plouffe, 3B||Bruce, RF|
|Doumit, C||Ludwick, LF|
|Dozier, SS||Rolen, 3B|
|Carroll, 2B||Mesoraco, C|
|Blackburn, P||Bailey, H, P|
Can you believe it!??! I got to watch half a game of Twins baseball and they WON! I know, who would have guessed!
Blackburn only went 5 innings but he still got the win because the bullpen did a fantastic job of just shutting the door once they came out. For that, the entire bullpen gets access to the pastry buffet. Help yourself boys, we’re darn proud of you.
Congrats to Ben Revere for a great outting in front of his family – don’t really know the story (maybe he’s local) but that is just because I wasn’t really paying attention. But that being said, if you can give those who care about you a good show? yeah, that is an exciting time.
But today’s BOD goes to Ryan Doumit who kicked BUTT offensively while catching the game as well. His line says it all:
|4 AB,||2 Runs,||4 Hits,||1 HR|
That is enough for anyone on this team lately – good for you Doum!