Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Reed Johnson - El Mero Mero

Kurt can do an official game recap tomorrow morning if he wants... but for you night owls, I'll tell you all you need to know now*.

  • Cubs Win, Cubs Win! Holy Cow!
  • Cubs are in second place, .5 game behind St. Louis
  • Alfonso Soriano hit another leadoff HR. I think Pat Hughes said it was the 51st of his career. Soriano has 4 dingers on the year already.
  • The final score was 8-5. It wasn't pretty baseball.
  • Joe Morgan still drives me crazy.
  • Milwaukee walked in 4 runs with the bases loaded in fourth inning.
  • Milton Bradley left the game with a strained groin in the fourth inning.
  • Ryan Dempster got the win, despite struggling to throw strikes throughout. Dempster's line was 6 innings, 4 earned runs, 6 Ks, 6 hits, 3 walks, 1 win.
  • Carlos Marmol pitched a perfect (and dominating) 8th inning.
  • Kevin Gregg appeared for the fourth time in this young season. He allowed a home run to Rickie Weeks, and has allowed a run in every appearance this season. His ERA stands at 12, and he did not record a save, due to the four run lead he inherited.
  • Oh... and then there was Reed Johnson's Catch (Capital Letters are Necessary... this was not a catch... it was the Reed Johnson Catch... the definitive Reed Johnson Catch). (The Video's taking some time to make it onto the interwebs... but we'll get a link to it tomorrow.) Long story short, Reed robbed Prince Fielder of a Grand Slam in the fifth. It was UNBELIEVABLE. For that, Reed Johnson is named El Mero Mero.

* I missed the first two innings, and was making Spaghetti for a while, so you may actually need to know more.

The Reed Johnson Catch

I saw it, I loved it. HOWEVER, when that ball was hit, the first words out of my mouth were "Dammit" cause the camera showed that ball REALLY high. I thought it was going to bounce off the back of the stadium wall. And then, it happened......Reed Johnson made, I think, the best catch of his career. Sure, the one against the Nationals was fantastic; pure athleticism. But this one was:
1) Against the rival Brewers (and stupid Princess Fielder...get a uniform that fits).
2) ROBBED what could have been Princess's FIRST grand salami.
Therefore, I think this catch was the greatest of his career and season (even though it is only 6 games in......can't wait to see what else he has up those socks of his).

thank you ESPN

I think that the ESPN camera man deserves a pat on the back for making the most dramatic shot of all time: following the ball from behind home plate as my hope died and then all of a sudden Reed Johnson appears and catches the ball behind the fence.

He should win an award

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