You give up a total of 3 runs, with guys named Manny, Drew, and Lowell in the lineup?
You've got a pretty good shot of winning the game.
Not tonight, however. Either Aaron Harrang morped into Steve Carlton or the boys just had a bad night at the plate. Reds win 3-1 and I'm left banging my head on the computer desk and wondering where it all went wrong.
The guy I feel most bad about? Justin Masterson, who struck out 9, gave up 3 runs with the 2008 version of Murderer's Row behind him, and STILL lost. Welcome to The Show, Kid. Stuff happens.
On a personal note, I bought myself a new gas grill for Father's Day, and it only took 3.5 hours to put it together. I'm still not sure I won't send half of the neighborhood to Mars when I actually light the thing, but for now I'm doing my best impression of Tim Allen on "Home Improvement".
And finally? RIP Tim Russert.
My Pop loved to watch you and that's good enough for me.