I'm taking a vacation day today. The plan is to try and catch Peyton's softball game and Casey's baseball game tonight. It does not appear that the weather will cooperate.
Down on the Farm
Tom Browning and the Bakersfield Blaze welcomed Tara 'The Hero Cat' for a first pitch last night....wait....what? Video HERE
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto #47 of the Cincinnati Reds looks on against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 9-4. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Final: Nationals 9 Reds 4
*That was tough to watch
*You knew Cueto was due for a night like that: 5.1 IN, 6 H, 8 R.
*It's been 13 games since the Reds won back-to-back games:
W, L, W, L, W, W, L, L, W, L, W, L, W, L, W, L, L, W, L.
*A 7 run 6th did in the Reds and Johnny Cueto
*6 errors in back to back games?
*I wonder if Walt Jocketty ever watches this team and thinks, "what have I done?"
*I wonder if Mr. Castellini ever watches this team and thinks, "what has Walt done?"
*A one point Bryan Price's shuffling of players around the field reminded me of my Little League days. When I was 7 years old, I remember my dad telling us to play where we wanted. Six players wound up at shortstop.
*Cozart 2 hits, hitting .275 over last month (25 games)
*I fear we've reached that uncomfortable stage when we realize a pitcher is hurt/finished, but the pitcher and management has yet to reach that conclusion.
*Sean Marshall's ERA at 11.25 after 1.1 IN, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 R.
*Reds 5 for 50 w/RISP last three games:
1 for 16 Sunday
2 for 24 Monday
2 for 10 Tuesday
McCoy: Price doesn't duck the tough ones
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Right fielder Skip Schumaker #25 of the Cincinnati Reds drops a catch on a hit by Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the seventh inning at Nationals Park on May 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 9-4. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: First baseman Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds cannot make a play on Doug Fister #58 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the third inning at Nationals Park on May 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MLB All-Star game
The Minnesota Twins are hosting a scavenger hunt for tickets to this year's All-Star game. I wonder what things the Reds have planned?
Want fries with that?
Esquire has the definitive ranking of the best french fries.
Number 1? KFC
Clones give up five goals in third period, fall to Greenville. Series even 1-1.
Draft Express has Xavier's Semaj Christon going undrafted in their latest mock draft.