A blow out loss followed up by a great outing and win from Homer Bailey. That is just how the Cincinnati Reds season has gone so far in 2014. And before I forget happy mother’s day to everyone out there. Somehow forgot that yesterday.
This past weekend was filled with a number of stories. The NFL Draft wrapped up, the Reds won, got blown out and won again. Aroldis Chapman made his much anticipated return to the majors. Michael Sam had the kiss seen/heard around the world. A lot happened this weekend, let’s wrap it up.
Cincinnati Reds (17-19)
Homer Bailey is back! For Sunday at least, the hard throwing texan went 7.1IP, allowed 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 6 Rockies in the process. Sunday was a great outing for Bailey who has struggled mightily to start the season, he had a decent start in his last appearance before Sunday, he had a great outing yesterday though.
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is an absolute game changer for the Reds. He led off the game Sunday with a bunt that turned into a triple. His pure speed intimidates pitchers, much like it did Sunday against Juan Nicasio who made an arrant throw to first letting Hamilton advance to third. Billy also had another triple in the game and a stolen base, his 12th of the year.
Aroldis Chapman returned as well Sunday and absolutely dominated the Rockies batters. One walk and 3 strikeouts was Chapman’s line Sunday in his first game back since being hit in the head during a spring training game. He looked solid on the mound and much needed as the Reds bullpen has struggled this season.
Cincinnati faces the San Diego Padres on Monday at 7:10pm, Mike Leake (2-3) will be on the mound for the Reds.
By now everyone has seen the Michael Sam kiss with his boyfriend. Did your eyes burn? Possibly fall out of your head? Did you vomit all over the floor at the sight of someone who is happy? No? Didn’t think so, so shut the hell up.
If you don’t like it and that is completely your choice you have the ability to change the channel, to avoid the internet stories about it. The trend of tweeting hateful things though is beyond me, the way in which I tweet mean things it is never directed at a person. Meaning I don’t attack who they are, I attack the player that can’t make a block or can’t get out of an inning without giving up 6 runs.
Yet this weekend if you typed Michael Sam into Twitter you will see nothing but hate, really hate things. By the way if you start a tweet with “I’m not a homophobe but…” they you probably are one dummy. Even NFL players tweeted mean things, it is completely mind boggling that in 2014 this is still even an issue.
If Michael Sam is happy and his boyfriend is happy, awesome good for them. Go complain about something else people, perhaps focus on governmental affairs, they could use some of your hateful energy.
Video of the Day
I know none of you watch Indycar so I’ll break down this wreck for you. The cars start the race when the lights go out, the guy starting first stalled, the 20 cars behind him didn’t know that, this is what happened.
Oooo ahhhh, wreck. America loves wrecks, thankfully everyone walked away. The Mayor of Indianapolis was hit by debris but was not injured.