Monday, April 18, 2011

Mario at Fish – Welcome Votto!

Before the game, Goldy and I made a trade sending Albert Pujols to Goldy, and sending Joey Votto in return. I was excited to get him into the line-up right away.

Game 1: C Silva vs. Chacin Fish has an early start to the game with a Joey Votto solo home run in the bottom of the 1st, in his first official at bat on Fish’s team. Mario tied the game up in the top of the 2nd with Gomes single and Loney double. Jim Edmonds added a solo home run in the bottom of the 5th, and Reyes scored in the 8th when he doubled and Nyjer Morgan singled him in. Marmol gave up an unearned run in the top of the 9th, but was able to hold to pick up the save – Fish win 3-2.

Win – Silva

Loss – Meek

Save – Marmol

Game 2: De la Rosa vs. Wainwright

Fish started the scoring out with a lead of single by De la Rosa and scored after a Morgan sacrifice bunt and Ryan Hanigan single. Mario answered in the top of the 5th with a Pagan fielder’s choice and Furcal double. In the bottom of the 5th, Joey Votto blasted a 2 run home run to take the lead. The lead was short lasted as Mario scored two runs in the top of the 6th, Ruiz fielder’s choice, Upton double, and a Pagan single. Wainwright scored in the top of the 7th, reaching on a Chipper Jones error, and scored on a bases loaded fielder’s choice. Fish tied the game in the bottom of the 8th on an Uggla single and Edmonds double. However, Billy Wagner could not close out the game. He gave up a walk to Prado, a 3 base error to McGehee and a Ruiz single. Mario wins 6-4

Win – Wainwright

Loss – Wagner

Save – Meek

Game 3: Cain vs. Gallardo

Fish got to Gallardo early. A solo home run in the bottom of the 1st by Votto (3rd of the series). Another run was scored in the bottom of the 2nd after an Edmonds single, consecutive walks to Montero and Reyes, and a single by Cain scored another run. Gallardo, upset after falling down 2-0, hit a solo home run in the top of the 3rd off a deep drive. Dan Uggla hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 3rd. Mario scored two runs in the top of the 4th, with a leadoff single by Gomes and a two run home run by Upton. That lead was quickly answered in the bottom of the frame when Montero singled, Reyes walked, two sacrifice bunts in succession (Cain and Morgan) followed by back to back singles from Chipper and Votto. Rasmus added a double in 5th, scored by a Montero double. Gomes slammed a solo home run in the top of the 8th, and with Marmol on to capture a save, gave up 1 run to Mario, a lead off walked by Loney, scored by McGehee, but fell 1 run short – Fish wins 6-5.

Win – Cain

Loss – Gallardo

Save – Marmol

Series MVP – Joey Votto


  1. Stats update:

    Edmonds - BA .298 (57 AB)
    Home Runs - Votto - 6
    Uggla - 5
    Saves - Marmol - 8
    Wins - Cain - 4
    Marmol - 4
    Latos - 3
    ERA - Cain (33 IP) 1.63
    Latos - (22 IP) 1.63

  2. Oh terrific. Another left-handed bat in Fish's lineup. And this one happens to be the best left-handed bat in all of 2010. Dammit.

  3. Good stuff fellas - makes me jealous I'm not competitive. It amazes me how consistently bad I am in NL ball and a contender each season in the AL...I wonder why that is?

    Anyway, I indeed was swept by Mario and lost two of three to Goldy. Or, as I like to think, I had a really solid day positioning myself for this summer's draft.

    Wilson has served his 9.


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