Can someone explain to me how a road game against the Marlins in May of last year ended up being the most commented-upon game thread in the 5+ years Redleg Nation has been in existence?
I don’t have an answer for that, but here’s what I do know: Skyline rocks. I also know that Johnny Cueto will be starting tonight for the second-place Cincinnati Reds against Florida, his second start of this young season.
The Marlins will counter with Ricky Bottalico or Ricky Nolasco or someone like that. Does it matter? He will probably look like Cy Young against the struggling Reds offense.
Here’s your game preview; the lineup is below. I’m going to go bang my head against the wall to dull the pain of having to watch Orlando Cabrera “hit” second once again. When I get back, let’s discuss the game here.
Drew “Faster than Corey Patterson” Stubbs cf
Orlando “I’m better than Jolbert” Cabrera ss
Joey “Vottomatic” Votto 1b
Brandon “The Franchise” Phillips 2b
Scott “I have a bald spot and I try to steal bases” Rolen 3b
Jay “Bad Luck” Bruce rf
Laynce “My mother can’t spell” Nix lf
Ramon “I wanna be known as the Latin Love Machine!” Hernandez c
Johnny “Chad can’t think up a lame nickname for me” Cueto p