This will be mercifully brief and bitty, for all our sakes. I was able to watch most of the game live while attending the Relay on one of those I Pads that has the cellular ability to zero in to the nearest cell tower that carries Sprint($10 a month). So 2.5 megs at home on the tail end of a ATT DSL line @ $55 a month suddenly becomes 75 meg for peanuts. Hope I’ve got that right, no nerd me.

We had 12 hits today, they had 7. They had 4 XBH, we 2. When the bases were loaded, twice, 2 hits produced all 7 of their runs. That’s it, really, offensively but really good to see Ozzie with 4 hits, Ender Cakes and Kurt with 2. It’s pretty clear Ozzie and Ender are out of their slump while Freddie is not. If you don’t believe me he’s made at least two significant errors moving too slowly to cut off balls to his right at first. Doubt they were called errors but by his high standards they were. Still maintain he is not well.

But the story of the day was, of course Julio who threw both of those pitches that resulted in the seven runs. Having filled up all the vacant bases immediately prior. Couple of them were walks, 3 overall. I have no idea why, he was so good last time out. You tell me. He was yanked after 4.2 innings, the three that followed from the pen – Jackson/Freeman/Moylan -  totaled 4.1 innings, for no runs. But the damage had been done.

Timely hitting, power hitting when it mattered most, poor starting pitching tonight did us in. What a game this is – the Reds killed the Cubs today, 3 in a row, after going for four tomorrow they will be with us in an hour or two. Bet they can’t wait. Whatever happened to that 14 game amble? REGROUP!!