Had Emily’s radio going, workin' late last night.
Pat Hughes said he’d never forget this game, and poor Ronny had a cold and literally couldn’t talk at the end.
Lou looks like the genius he is, Lilly goes 7 strong and only gives up two, Murton hits into the weird fielder’s-choice play as The Riot scores the winning run. And Iron Man Bob Howry seals the deal.
Last year, Howry pitched (as Carl Sagan once said) billions and billions of innings, and even though he had a rough go before his speed came back this season, he’s been a freaking rock.
Carlos Marmol is the sexy revelation, but when it comes to experience and just being a tough guy, you can’t beat Howry.
Now for The Judge.
Ben brought him to the game last night, and did he get to work in the 8th.
It was actually the Judge (and not Reds 3rd base coach Mark Berry) who waved Norris Hopper home to get nailed by a Fonsie throw to the plate. It was the Judge who kicked Junior’s glove on The Riot’s single, allowing him to go to second. And it was the Judge making fluttery-bird shadow-puppets on the ball Murton smoked to Adam Dunn, causing either Adam or the ump to miss (no one seems sure).
Ben would like you all to know, however, that the Judge plays clean and had nothing to do with Junior’s abdominal strain - in fact Ben claims the Judge was having a cold one when that happened.
Okay, Cubs 3 Reds 2, Brewers 4 Astros 5 (that HAD to hurt, Milwaukee fans), Cubs in first by a game.
It’s a day off for my favorite team.
Rest up boys, it’s those Pesky Pirates next.