Grey's Anatomy Review: Batter Up!

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The latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy was anything but a strike out. It was a nice, light hour - following a few heavy episodes - and moved things forward for our favorite docs. So grab your glove and get ready to discuss "Put Me In, Coach."

Cheering on the Team

You’re My Person. Meredith and Cristina stole the scenes with their BFF fun and I loved every second of it. From the start of them laying in the outfield to them getting drunk in the middle of the game, these two were the picture of what a best friends should be. Plus, we really haven’t seen them that wasted together since the parties that used to go down at the Grey house. Classic Meredith and Cristina.

Kudos to Sandra Oh once again. She can bring the serious, the drama, the tension. But she can definitely show up the rest with her insane smile and laugh. The girl is awesome. Case closed.

Richard: Baller

The Big Game. The best part of the episode stemmed from the surgeons attempting to play softball together. The only thing that could have made this better was more time. dedicated to it. Teddy’s terrible pitching, Bailey and Mer having a blow out in the field, and Chief Webber calling time outs were just small pieces of a great puzzle. The game led to some important things that we must discuss:

  • The Bailey/Meredith blow out. This has been awhile coming. Bailey is rightfully mad at Meredith, but these two work best on the same side. Webber is right, Meredith has clearly made mistakes but it is not Bailey’s job to rub them in. Time to move forward. Either way, they are both incredible doctors who can do better... together. Bailey has been seriously miserable lately and it was time Meredith stood up to her. 
  • I didn’t think these actors could look any better in a uniform than they do in their scrubs. I was clearly mistaken. Who else is with me in thinking that Henry and Avery should wear a hat and uniform every episode?
Poor Henry
Speaking of Avery... Things came to a head for the hot doc love triangle with Jackson noticing Lexie being bothered by Sloan and his new girlfriend. The writers must have been paying attention by giving this man a new love interest, but where did she come from? All of a sudden Mark has a new girl from Seattle Pres and Lexie isn’t having it. Little Grey has a serious arm, and chucked that ball at the eye doc. Funniest part of the hour, hands down.
Alex, The Silent Saver. Word got to Alex that the courts want Lola’s medical records to transfer her. Taking matters into his own hands, he went looking to the family courts to get some answers and took no credit for the court date Mer and Der will be getting. He took a big risk going to the judge. Is he now a great friend or just a bigger idiot? The cases were pretty great, too: Derek pulled off another miracle and Callie proved once again how awesome she is.
O and H
Overall, an instant classic Grey’s episode. Anyone with me in thinking the softball game should become annual? Do you prefer the funny or did you miss the drama? Without a doubt, we are in for some heaviness next week, based on this preview. Sound off and let us know what you thought of and don’t forget to check back for the weekly Grey’s Anatomy Round Table. 


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (267 Votes)

Loved the lighter epi, loved that Derek and Callie were awesome in their own way, loved drunk Mer and Cristina (does remind me of the older episodes), loved Alex being unselfish, loved Mer and Bailey arguing and the Chief being the Chief, loved it when Lexie clocked the eye doctor with the ball, loved Owen being a coach ( and not just for baseball), loved the end scene with everyone on the bench. I LOVE GREY'S!


This nonsense with avery must stop. He needs someone else cuz Lexie is in love with Mark. She could never stand him with someone else. Lexie has good chemistry with Derek but not in a sexual way.
Lasts night ep was EPIC EPIC EPIC


@ that stupid user Madison: Why watch something you want to end? That's just pathetic and dumb. I gave up on supernatural a long time ago. You don't see me trolling the sites and commenting how I hate the show and will watch it cuz I 'invested' too much time in it and how I want it to end.
Sorry to dissapoint you but Elen said she will stay if she is invited to. Shonda wants it to carry on and it will. the episode was epic and classic Grey's Anatomy. I AM LOVING this season Season 5 parts of 6 and 7 were crap but its getting better! I love it!


I went away from this show for awhile but glad to be back


OMG, I LOVED this episode! The cases were good, the game was hilarious and Love that Alex stood up for MerDer to get Zola.
My favorite moment : the end scene with MerDer and Alex, loveeeed that Mer gave Alex a little kiss. There friendship is unique and soo wonderful!
This is classic Grey and I Love It!
Great work Shonda!


It is just not like it used to be. Yes I know there was a type error the baby's name is Zola. Last week I couldn't understand what was going on and this week they were all playing baseball. Is this really the last season well what else can they do. ER is over this will be too.


Callie looked nice in her baseball uniform. Lexie needs to move on. How does Merideth even get to be on another trial when she did such a bad thing on the other one.


I loved Meredith and Alex together at the end. The little kiss she gave him was so sweet. I adore Alex and love their friendship. I wish they'd find someone to make him happy. He's such an awesome character and needs a great story. I wish Mark and Avery would both realize what a child Lexi is and dump her. Why would either of these smoking hot men have any interest in a toddler? They can both do so much better. I agree that Lexi has no chemistry with any of the men. Loved Meredith and Cristina and Richard and Bailey in the baseball field scenes. That was classic Grey's. They really need to unload Teddy and April though. Way, way, way too much time wasted on them.


This show has become utter crap. The ONLY reason I continue to watch is because I've already invested so much time in it (I'm PRAYING this is the last season; I know that Ellen Pompeo does not intend on renewing her contract). It's so boring and the story is no long about the's about the doctors and their over the top drama. I miss the patients and THEIR moving the storyline along. This show went down the shi*ter as soon as they killed of George. Please, please, please let this be the final season!


I liked the episode, it had some of the old funny stuff but some things are not in the right place yet...first, I think Meredith (ellen pompeo) looked incredfible old on this one, I know she's actually 42 but she should be looking ten years younger, so I think they could pay more atention on that, some make up or something like that, and dress her better. Second, I kind have to agree that they are getting out of material, because I've been seeing old seasons, and it used to be different, Merder used to be more epic (now they are kind of predictable, a few scenes on the bed, a few scenes on the hospital and that's it...), every chacter used to have their place on the storylines, scenes seemed have logic behind them.... and so on... Third, Lexie... really needs to grow up, she's such a child!

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Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 7 Quotes

When are you going to put me in? I'm a really great pitcher!


Surgeons can't be lazy, the risks are too great. The second we stop pushing ourselves, something terrible happens. Something we never see coming.


Grey's Anatomy Season 8 Episode 7 Music

  Song Artist
Mix tape Mix Tape Big Scary iTunes
Rock bottom Rock Bottom Pablo iTunes
Song High Road Tennis