May 3, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) pitches during the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Brewers 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Update (5/4): Cincinnati Reds, Derby, Teddy Bridgewater

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So apparently I don’t know horse racing, if any of you actually took my advice, well you’re dumber than I thought. From now on always pick the favorite, sure you’ll make no money but hell at the end of the day you’ll be a winner! Like the Cincinnati Reds who won again last night.

The boys of section 117 moved seats last night at GABP to section 22 the scouts box where my girlfriends parents have seats. Phenomenal view, the net annoyed me a little but we apparently sat next to Dan Hoard, which if I had known that earlier we definitely would have chatted him up. Last night was also Star Wars night at the ballpark, which was entertaining to say the least. Chewbacca was there, if he isn’t your favorite Star Wars character you’re doing it wrong. Oh you like Jar Jar Binks? Get out of here you psycho.

Cincinnati Reds (14-16)

Johnny Cueto is the ace of the staff hands down, not even a question. You want to argue about it go somewhere else. Cueto went 8 innings strong allowing 3 hits, 2 earned runs while striking out 10 Milwaukee Brewers Saturday night. Cueto kept his ERA at a low 1.31 as he continues to be among the best in baseball.

Cincinnati won 6-2 behind another phenomenal game from Brayan Pena who went 2-4 with 2 RBI on the night. Todd Frazier and Ryan Ludwick also had 2 hits while Brandon Phillips led the team with 3 hits on the night. Johnny Cueto also got a hit and an RBI Saturday night as the pitcher continues his good hitting streak this season.

The Reds and the Brewers are back at it Sunday at 4:10pm as they go for the series win. Alfredo Simon (4-1) is on the mound for the Reds.

Kentucky Derby

California Chrome the Kentucky Derby favorite won the Derby on Saturday after posting 2-1 odds. Chrome ran away with the race down the

May 3, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Victor Espinoza aboard California Chrome (5) celebrates after winning the 2014 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

May 3, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Victor Espinoza aboard California Chrome (5) celebrates after winning the 2014 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

stretch to secure the biggest win of his life and his 5th in a row.

For a horse that came from parents with a combined worth of $10,500 this was certainly an upset of massive proportions. Chrome’s two owners are regular guys, both with full time jobs and a handshake agreement to run this horse with a 77 year old trainer. They did everything wrong but something was right as their horse has dominated the horse racing season so far.

California Chrome now looks to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. The Preakness is on May 17th, tune in.

Teddy Bridgewater

The Cincinnati Bengals have emerged as a surprise contender for Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Bengals with this interest has shown Andy Dalton that he may not be the future face of the franchise. Internally the Bengals front office has discussed the possibility that Dalton has reached his limit.

Bridgewater’s stock has fallen since the combine and his pro day while Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles stock has skyrocketed. There is a massive upside to Bridgewater, he has won big games, he performs under pressure. Can he be a leader in the NFL is the only question that remains for him.

Watch on Thursday to see who the Bengals take with the 24th overall pick.

Cincinnati Cyclones 

The Cincinnati Cyclones evened their series against the Fort Wayne Komets Saturday night with a 5-2 win inside US Bank Arena. A full write up will follow later once we get a chance to see the highlights.

Video of the Day

Thank god Cincinnati doesn’t have whales. There are rumored catfish to be the size of Cadillacs in the Ohio river but certainly nothing this large.

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