Posts Tagged ‘redheads’
Box score. Some offense at last! A back-and-forth game for a while tonight, but ultimately a solid win, and a great relief. Lee starts the Cubbies off in the first with a homer, his first since June 20th. A “hell yes” grand slam from Reed Johnson in the 8th made it 10-3. (Bob Melvin tried to argue a fan interfered, which a fan may have, but hey. I think the ball ended up in a swimming pool. Ah, Chase Field.)
Soriano’s return to the one-spot in the lineup was very nice to see. He posts a 1-5, with a double and an RBI.
Lilly was all right, and got plenty of run support: 6 innings, 6 hits, 6 Ks, 3 walks, 3 ER. He helped his own cause with an RBI single, a steal of third base, and a run.
I was watching this game on the FSN Arizona feed (sadly). Apparently, there is a group of D’back fans called the Redheads. This largely geriatric bunch not only really gets things fired up while lounging in air-conditioned Chase Field, but apparently keeps McCormick in the black, takes pride in naming itself after a fellow NL team, and wears either the most ironic or the most contraindicated T-shirts in baseball: “We need more signs!” They had lots of signs. Lots of signs. FSN AZ devoted, I’d say, 20% of the broadcast to them. Fantastic.
Aramis Watch: Another frustrating game for sure for Aram-Ram. He smashed a would-be home run just foul, and had a probably infield single ruled an error. Then, he was picked off with the hit-and-run on. He posts a (wait for it) 1-5, with a single to left in the 8th! He snaps the 0-26, and scores a run. Keep the faith!