Wow that’s all I can say about last night’s Cardinals Reds game. It went from being horrible, to hopeful, to exciting, to disappointing. But I will say that last night’s game as chaotic as it was, was so much fun to watch. Jake Westbrook was horrible out of the gate, probably the worst start to a game that I have ever seen. It took Jake just 12 pitches to give the Reds a 5-0 first inning lead. Things were looking pretty down for the Cards, we were down 8-0 to a team we hate. Watching their fans on Twitter celebrating and saying they were “loving every minute” and that “the Cards are getting destroyed, a dream come true for Reds fans”. I’ll admit, after the 5th inning, I turned it off for a while, watched MLB Tonight for a while, took a shower, and completly forgot about the game, then my phone beeped, new text alert from ESPN, it was now 8-1, “Well at least we won’t get shutout” was my thought, then it beeped again, 8-2, 8-3, 8-6, 8-7, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, as soon as it got to 8-6 I turned the game back on, and from that point I did not move, I watched the rest of the game. At one point my brother walked in and asked if the comeback was complete yet, about 10 seconds after he said that, Jon Jay homered to tie the game!
It was amazing to see the Cardinals fight back like that, and not only that, but doing it against the Reds?? That just made it even sweeter. Although yes, we did go on to lose the game, in a weird way, it didn’t feel like a loss. Reds fan @kelimepie said on Twitter “Reds don’t deserve today’s game.” After the game I was disappointed, due to the fact that we did make that amazing comeback and yet we still did not win.
Moving on to the rest of the series. The Cards and Reds put on a great series for us this past week. All 3 games were exciting and thrilling (at least for Cardinals fans, Reds fans, not so sure.) We had monday’s game that saw a great pitcher’s duel. Carpneter was great once again, and Mark Hamilton got the game winning single on a great play in the 8th (great play by Hamilton and Rolen)
Then on Tuesday we had the ROUT! First there was the amazing news that Albert was coming off the DL like a month early. Then we saw the Cards go out there and destroy the Reds from start to finish! Matt Holliday showing why he was picked for the home run derby, Lance Berkman hitting the longest home run in the history of the new Busch Stadium. This was a great series for the Cardinals, now we face the D-Backs, who helped us earlier this week by taking 2 of 3 from the Brewers. We got a 1 game lead in the division, a 2 or 3 game lead going into next week’s all-star break would be really nice.