Monday, August 29, 2011

Series Preview - Red Stockings

Philadelphia Phillies (83-46) at Cincinnati Reds (67-66)

Pitching Matchups:
Monday, 7:10 - Cole Hamels v. Homer Bailey
Tuesday, 7:10 - Roy Halladay v. Bronson Arroyo
Wednesday, 7:10 - Cliff Lee v. Dontrelle Willis
Thursday, 12:35 - Vance Worley v. Mike Leake

Reds Batting:
Runs - 627 (4th)
AVG - .259 (10th)
OBP - .330 (8th)
SLG - .411 (10th)

Reds Pitching:
ERA - 4.07 (20th)
WHIP - 1.33 (18th)
BAA - .254 (14th)

What We're Listening Too:
Corey - What else? Freekbass!!!!

Carson - Anything that is not Freekbass (or Justin Bieber, Cold Play, Train, Dave Matthews Band, Goo Goo Dolls).

Their Michael Martinez:
Paul Janish - Janish has the 5th most at-bats on the team but is only hitting .210-0-19. Brutal.

Their Danys Baez:
Jordan Smith had a 7.20 ERA before his demotion to Louisville. Now the reliever with the highest ERA is Nick Masset at 4.09.

What We're Drinking:
Corey - A dry martini made with Hendrick's Gin. Three olives. Hendrick's is distilled in Scotland and uses Bulgarian rose and cucumber to make a distinctively different flavored gin. Their motto says, "Preferred by 1 out of 1000 gin drinkers." I'm that one.

Carson - home-brewed Black IPA (half stout, half IPA), with coriander seed, and paprika. Dry, bitter, and smooth. Great beer.

Three of four for the good guys.


GM-Carson said...

Watched the D-Train (Willis) pitch a couple times this year and he's looked good. The man can still hit the heck out of the ball too.

Preserve Jon said...

Remember when the Phillies used to actually play baseball on a regular basis?

Screw you mother nature. You're colder than a witch's titty.

Let's play some ball.

BTW. While waiting at the dentist's am, I read a love-fest to Nyjer Morgan(!?) in Sports Illustrated. What is this world coming to?

Anonymous said...

FYI GMs, this is a 4 game series

ripjgarcia said...

Nyjer Morgan doesn't see like someone you'd wanna cross.

Preserve Jon said...

Also, I highly recommend checking our Saisson duPont. Although it sounds both French and vaguely Delaware-ish this is actually a brew from Belgium. (A nation celebrating a year with no sitting government.) Anyway, while hunkering down for the weekend, I bought a fourpack at ye olde liquor store. I expected to pay the going rate of $16, but someone kindly coded the price wrong in the register and I ended up with a nicely discounted price of $6. It's not a dubbel or tripel, but actually a delicious "saison." Pour it slow cuz its a beer with a lot of head.

GM-Carson said...

Saisons are hit and miss with me. I dig the farmhouse brew sometimes, but some get very sour.

GM-Carson said...

Cole looked great tonight. Very welcomed re-addition to the staff.

Too bad the Phils can't hit Homer tonight.

SirAlden said...

Boo! M&M. Missing a Bunt.

Hooray! Shane Vic. Hit a Homer!

GM-Carson said...

Michael Martinez sucks. He might have good speed, but he doesn't take walks or hit for average, and he can't lay down a bunt, so what the hell is the speed good for.

I really dislike him.

Andrew said...

Cole should have gone 1 inning more.... but hopefully Mad Dog can close this out