Reds 3, Astros 1 (I drink your milkshake!)
Astros 4-9 (sad trombone)
4/17--Reds 2, Astros 1
4/18--Astros 7, Reds 0
4/19--Reds 4, Astros 2
4/20--Reds 4, Astros 3
The end of this novel
How ironic it all seemed. The offense had gone. The fundamentals had gone. The pitching, erratic and unpredictable. Of course he didn't tag Pence. It wasn't even close! All these things, and they were still winning! Twas baseball but an irony, Phillips thought, icing his knees and dreaming of making solid contact with a breaking ball.
Walk thy opposing pitcher and shun thee. Walk an Owings and bow down.
Completely Unrelated Baseball Quote of the Series
"England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball, for example." ~Robert Benchley
Reds.comment of the Series
"Dusty Baker couldn't manage a T-ball team. And who the heck said Gonzalaz is a major league player? My 12 year old hits better than he does. Traveras looks just like Patterson of last year. At least come June we won't be fighting the pirates for last place we will have it all alone."
New Drinking Game
This one is will get you spinning quick. Every time Phillips checks his swing.
What I saw, heard, tasted, felt, smelled
Minute Maid Park is a combination of a little league field and Wonkaland. In the first three games of the series, we were unable to score a run off a Houston starting pitcher. Somehow, we won 2 of those games. I think every Reds starting pitcher for the exception of Harang made strides this series (and although Harang got touched up a bit, it was nice to see him lose his shit in the dugout and go nuts on the Gatorade cooler and the bat rack). For as terrible as we are hitting, to be 7-5 is a rather remarkable achievement.
Metaphorical Image of the Series