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Hump Day (a.k.a. Wednesday)

Posted by Matt on May 16, 2007

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• The Cincinnati Reds won in unRed-like fashion last night in San Diego:

  • A 2-1 pitcher’s duel
  • An extra-innings game
  • With clutch hitting

Aaron Harang would have had a complete game shutout if it were not for the run balked in by Harang when his cleat got stuck in the Rubber on the Mound. This tied the game at one run apiece and sent the game in to 12-innings. Aaron went 9-innings of 2-hit, 1-run baseball striking out 7 and only walking 4. Ken Griffey, Junior continued his hot streak, hitting the game-winning home run, a solo shot for his 8th of the season and 571st of his career, in the top of the 12th inning to put the Reds up 2-1. Somehow, by the grace of God, Roger Clemens wore a David Weathers mask and pitched 3-innings of no hit, shut out baseball while striking out 2 to hold the tie and record the win. The only typical part of this game for the Reds:

The Reds had 10-hits and only 2-runs, the San Diego Padres had 2-hits and 1-run.

If the Reds plan on waiting for Junior to hit a home run every game to win it like they have been, well they have another thing coming.

• The Golden State Warriors, the “Cinderella Story” of this year’s NBA Playoffs, were eliminated from play by the Utah Jazz. This series was actually called “Who Wants To Be Destroyed In The Conference Championships?” by NBA Commissioner David Stern.

In other news, the Chicago Bulls won their second-straight game over the Detroit Pistons to pull to 3-2 in the series. Alright Pistons, the joke is over, ha ha real funny, OK, it is time to starting playing again…

By and far the game to watch tonight is the San Antonio Spurs versus the Phoenix Suns. The game will be played at Phoenix and both teams will have a huge chip on their shoulders. I do not know who I am rooting for other than just a good game and that is what we should get. Tip is at 10:30PM EST.

Dale Earnhardt, Junior was docked 100-points, the team was fined $100,000, and Crew Chief Tony Eury, Junior was suspended for 6-weeks for “illegal rear-wing mounts.” Listen, the guy only qualified 21st and finished 8th, and you’re worried about “rear-wing mounts,” memo to NASCAR:

YOU HAVE FANS THROWING BEER CANS AFTER THE RACE AT THE GUY WHO IS WINNING ALL OF THEM (JEFF GORDON) AND YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT “WING MOUNTS?”

• Top High School big-man Patrick Patterson, and 5-Star Rivals Recruit, will FINALLY make his college destination known in a self-produced press conference at 3:45PM EST TODAY. Rumor is he is down to Florida and Kentucky (where have we heard this before?) and if Kentucky lands “Pat-Pat” then “Black Monday” may be all but forgotten. I have decided that I am going to hole a press conference anytime I want to make a big decision, for instance:

Them: “Where are you going on vacation this year, Matt?” Me: “Oh I am not quite sure yet, the press conference is slated for tomorrow at Noon, you’ll know for sure then.”

That is about all for the morning block, check back later as more content to come throughout the day…

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