Great American Ball Park
Cardinals vs Reds 7/18/19
Tough game for the Reds in this one. They started out pretty good with a solo shot in the 1st and more runs in the 3rd. They started falling apart a bit in the 5 when the Cardinals got a 2 run homer, but then Tommy Edman hit a Grand Slam in the 6th to really bust the game open. Reds got another run back in the bottom of the 6th, but to no avail. What was really sad about the Grand Slam is that a play or 2 earlier it looked like to have been a throw-out play at 1st where the runner just barely made it back to be safe...setting up for the Grand Slam.
Final: 7-4 Cardinals over the Reds
I really enjoyed this stadium, and a big thanks to the Reds Community Relations dept for getting me a ticket! I went to this game alone, but I always meet people and make new friends real easily. The hilarious bobble head was of Puig on a horse with his tongue out. Haha. It’s definitely a keeper for sure. The Cincy folks reminded me of Braves fans down in the Deep South...it’s a bunch of good ‘ol folks. The Reds are celebrating their 150th year as a team, so the decor and emblems everywhere looked really good. I even got on the jumbo-tron again at this game! It never gets old, and I LOVE sharing about my neon sign for my trip on that big screen.
Update on the Subaru: turns out the brand new water pump (device that regulates flow of coolant into the engine) was a faulty one. So, I had to spend even more money fixing that issue. I know I can’t pay the work in full, but thankfully there was a paying option for 3 months with no interest. I feel pretty solid about this fix with how the diagnosed every little thing about how my engine was running.