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Benches empty in Cincinnati

Posted on: August 10, 2010 7:30 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2010 11:07 pm

Maybe the Cardinals won't let their play do their talking.

On Monday, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips called the Cardinals "little bitches" and the Cardinals said they'd let their play do the talking.

Instead, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina let his mouth do the talking. As Phillips went to the plate to lead off the bottom of the first, Molina impeded his way to the batter's box and started talking to Phillips. Phillips then started talking back to him and the benches cleared.

At one point, Scott Rolen, a former Cardinal, went after yesterday's starter, Chris Carpenter. Rolen drove him to the backstop, where the Reds' Tuesday starter, Johnny Cueto, was also caught up against the wall.

Both managers, Dusty Baker and Tony La Russa, were ejected, but as of now, it doesn't appear any players were tossed. The two managers were seen at one point jawing at each other, then Baker started yelling at a Cardinals player, as well. Baker and La Russa have a history, and it's not a friendly one.

Reds announcers reported nobody was hurt.

The Cardinals led 1-0.

UPDATE: Molina was talking the talk and walking the walk -- homering in the second to give St. Louis a 2-0 lead.

UPDATE: Phillips made his first mark on the field in the series with an RBI groundout in the third. Joey Votto followed with an RBI single to tie the game at 2 after three innings.

UPDATE: Cardinals win 8-4 and take over first place in the National League Central by percentage points. Milina finished 2 for 3 with two RBI. Phillips was 1 for 5 with an RBI. For the second night in a row, Phillips ended the game, this time with a groundout.

UPDATE: Dusty Baker on the Reds' postgame show said, "One thing led to another and guys were chirping and some guys said be quite and then one of their coaches told our guys to be quiet, I told him to be quiet and Tony told me not to talk to his coaches. ..."

From Molina on Fox Sports Midwest:  "What happened in the first inning, he talked bad about my team, me, he doesn't have to say hi to me. If you say something bad to me, don't say hi."

"The comment he made last night, that's going to happen. If you think I'm going to be in a good mood about the comment you made last night, don't say hi to me."

Phillips: "We just lost today. Regardless of what happened, it's all about wins and losses and we got an L today."

Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez: "Now we've got to clear our head and play baseball. .... If you hate someone, you have to go out and beat them on the field."

La Russa: "It was terrible."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:06 am

Benches empty in Cincinnati

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Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2010 9:58 am

Benches empty in Cincinnati

I am clueless as to why you are making the Cardinals out to be a large Market team? St. Louis metro area population is around three million and cincy's is fairly close to that.The fact that we support our team to the fullest doesn't put the Cards in a "large market" it just makes cincy look like they don't care enough.I'm not saying that Cincy fans don't support the team (I really don't know), just that St. Louis does it that much better.Throwing the Cards in a group with the Yankees,Red Sox,Phillies,etc. is a horrible comparison, especially since the difference between the Cardinals and those teams payroll is far greater than the difference between the Cardinals and the Reds payroll.

Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2010 11:13 am

Benches empty in Cincinnati

well if my classy Chris Carpenter would have kept his mouth shut it would have happened. and If you looked at it JC kicked his own guys more than anyone else.
And Come on you know that Carpenter was the asshole who got it that far so by all means i love to see gomes take him on

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 9:25 am

Benches empty in Cincinnati

Yes small market. Any team can have a banner year, but every year it's the same dog and pony show for the most part. Yankees, Red Sox, Philly, St. Louis etc. Name one small market team that has or could put a run together like the Yankees have? You can't. And please stop being a Selig apologist. He sat on his hands while steroids ruined the game, and now tries to act like he knew nothing was going on. He sounds like Sgt. Shultz from Hogan's Heroes. If he had the sack, there would be revenue sharing in baseball. He doesn't care. As long as the large market teams are in the dance every year, he looks good. And folks like you will agree with him.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2010 10:53 pm

Benches empty in Cincinnati

Carp did the same stuff as JC?  Were you actually watching the incident...  Cueto kicking...kicking?  Who kicks?  Is he 4?  Facing a suspension I'm sure....  Bottom line; Phillips is the classless one in this whole mess.  Along with the Kicker!

  Never had any problem with the rest of the Reds quality young team that hopefully won't be judged by this incident.  Phillips is an idiot; always has been always will be.  Good baseball player but needs to shut his mouth!

Since: Jul 25, 2010
Posted on: August 10, 2010 10:50 pm

Benches empty in Cincinnati

It's nice to see a rivalry besides the Yankees and Red Soxs.  By no means, does this rivalry stack up to those teams.  The emotional tension is fun to watch.  This will be an interesting match up to watch the remainder of the year. 

Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2010 10:42 pm

Benches empty in Cincinnati

 thats a big statement pal.....
you have Big Mac and Tony with your organization.
So if you saying that the Reds are classes bring up another player other than Phillips.
Oh a Carp did the same crap as JC so that wouldnt be a good statement if you point to that.

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2010 10:33 pm

Benches empty in Cincinnati

That's the Reds talking. They are looking for a rivalry because they haven't been good enough to have one since Sparky was there and the Dodgers were their rivals. The Cubs are the Cards biggest rivals, and I'd put the Brewers second, based on the last 6 years of competition.

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