Chad’s gallivanting around the Tri-State metropolitan area, so this is the closest thing to a recap you’re likely to see.
St. Louis 3
WP: Harang (3-3)
LP: Lohse (3-2)
–Harang!!! Ã‚Â The big fella had a big day. Ã‚Â He dedicated a Miracle League park that he paid for, threw a gem, and got a legit base hit and 2 RBI. Ã‚Â With the single, Harang joins the exclusive 30 hit club for his career.
— Long-struggling Jerry Hairston and Brandon Phillips each got 2 hits. Ã‚Â BP also walked. Ã‚Â JHJ homered. Ã‚Â If those two guys can get it going – BP especially – this team might actually be able to make some noise.
— The Reds are now only 1.5 games out of first place in the NL Central.
— Honestly, none on the field. Ã‚Â Every single Reds starter reached base. Ã‚Â Weathers and Masset each threw a perfect inning in relief.
— FSN “sideline” reporter Jim Day didn’t stop by and see Chad. Ã‚Â That’s negative. Ã‚Â
–The Cards, losers of 5 of their last 7, are looking more and more like April was an abberration. Ã‚Â When you look at the non-Pujols portions of that lineup, and the career lines of that rotation, it’s still hard to see them contending.Ã‚Â
— That can be said about the Reds too, to be fair. Ã‚Â But I’m slowly – veeerrry slowly – starting to at least understand how this team could contend. Ã‚Â I think it’s as simple as this: Ã‚Â I’ve never actually seen a Reds team with excellent pitching, so I didn’t know what it would look like. Ã‚Â When I heard “good pitching,” I pictured Harnisch, Parris, and Villone. Ã‚Â Truly outstanding pitching, which this team is getting right now, really can keep you in contention.
— I don’t have the slightest idea how to explain these two fellows, witnessed by Chad at GABP tonight: