The Reds’ playoff hopes may have died, but nobody told that to Aristides Aquino.
Since the big righty was called up from AAA Louisville, Aquino has hit EIGHT home runs in 12 games. A day after going yard in three consecutive innings, one of which went 452 feet, he punished a line drive over the right centerfield wall at Nationals Park. Nobody has ever hit more homers in the first 12 games than Aristides.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 13, 2019
I’ve got a fever. The only prescription is more Aristides (until football returns to television).
Speaking of football…
Talkin’ Bout Practice…
This afternoon Eddie Gran and the rest of the UK offense will speak to the media following practice No. 10 at Kentucky football training camp. It sounded like they got the best of the defense on Saturday. I’ll let you know exactly how they assessed the film shortly after lunch.
…Except for Tate Martell
As the Cats and the Miami Hurricanes hit the field, one highly-touted prospect is reportedly staying on the sideline. The day former UK commit Jarren Williams beat out Tate Martell for the title QB1, 247’s Andrew Ivins reports the Ohio State transfer did not practice for Miami. If you are shocked by the news, you probably don’t know much about Martell. What a goober.
HOLY Josh Christopher!
You can’t say the UK target “put somebody on a poster.” That doesn’t do the dunk justice. He stole someone’s soul at the Drew League.
— B/R Hoops (@brhoops) August 10, 2019
The Louisville Stripper Scandal will Never End
Just when you thought Katina Powell’s parties would be put in the past, we learn more from the Breaking Cardinal Rules saga. Former chairman of the board of trustees at UofL, David Grissom, said under oath that a university trustee provided the cash for the strippers. He did not provide any further details, but did say he learned that information from former president Jim Ramsey. Will anything come of this? Probably not, but it’s still ridiculous.
Picture day at McNeese State got a little wacky when the specialists took the field.
Surprise! A New Matt Jones Podcast
Matt picked up the podcast equipment for an hour-long conversation with Tony Vanetti about his hectic month as he contemplates a life-changing decision. You’ll hear a different perspective on the situation that you’ve never heard until now. You can listen online through Spotify or you can get it sent directly to your phone by subscribing to The Matt Jones Podcast on iTunes.
KSR is in Danville
In the final week of the Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass tour, the KSR crew is taking its talents to Mrs. Tyler Thompson’s hometown. You’ll find the gang downtown at Discount House 2.0 (800 S 4th St). See them before the tour ends Friday in Louisville.
Wednesday – Fort Wright @ Dickmann’s
Thursday – Lexington @ Kentucky Branded
Friday – Louisville @ Blind Squirrel