Final R H E
St. Louis Cardinals (70-64) 1 5 1
Cincinnati Reds (57-77) 9 12 1
W: Straily (11-7) L: Garcia (10-11)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The Good
–Everything. It was a perfect day. We got to enjoy a ballgame with some great folks from Red Reporter, and a bunch of you guys. I’ll have a more in-depth report at some point, but it could not have gone better.

–Billy Hamilton was 2-4 with 3 runs scored, plus his 58th stolen base of the season. And he made a great play in center field, too. He’s good.

–Zack Cozart had two doubles. Joey Votto had a double and three walks. Jose Peraza had two hits and a walk. Tucker Barnhart had two hits and two runs batted in.

–Blake Wood was great out of the bullpen, striking out 3 in 1.1 IP. Michael Lorenzen and Tony Cingrani each pitched a scoreless inning, as well.

imageThe Bad
–Nothing to see here.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–It really was a fabulous day. The weather was perfect, the company was great, and it was a fun baseball game. The score was tight for a long time, then the Reds pulled away, and a good time was had by all.

Again, I’ll give a much more detailed recap soon about the Meetup, but I need to go ahead and thank the Cincinnati Reds for the awesome time we had today. The Reds were extremely nice to us, and I’m very appreciative. They went above and beyond to make our day special, and they really didn’t have to do that. It was a great time.

More details to come….

–Dan Straily only allowed a run on 3 hits in 5.2 innings, but he wasn’t sharp, walking 7 batters. He mostly escaped trouble, however, to pick up yet another win.

–Go Reds. I was really happy to be a Cincinnati Reds fan today. And more than that, I was really happy to be a member of this little community we call Redleg Nation.

Great day.