I wish I could argue with this.

Josh Fogg vs. Roy Oswalt? I don’t like the sound of that. Nossir, I don’t like it one bit. Of course, I’m going to go ahead and admit that I may not be watching. I may give my wife a reprieve from the Reds, since it is our anniversary and all.

Those of you who don’t have an excuse to miss the game can discuss it here.

58 Responses

  1. Y-City Jim

    Tonight’s line-up:

    REDS
    Jeff Keppinger ss
    Joey Votto 1b
    Jay Bruce rf
    Brandon Phillips 2b
    Adam Dunn lf
    Edwin Encarnacion 3b
    Corey Patterson cf
    Paul Bako c
    Josh Fogg p

  2. Kevin

    What the hell is Corey Patterson starting for? I’m not going to be desensitized to it anymore. We should be in an uproar everytime.

  3. Shane

    Yet we keep going to the games and keep tuning in on the tv and radio. We should start refusing to go, watch or listen when he is in the game. But will we?

  4. Phill

    I got no problem with Corey Patterson starting.

  5. mhopp

    Pow, how do you like that…bases loaded 3rd pitch strike out!! I’ll bet Roy Oswalt is relaxed knowing the losers he’s facing.

  6. mhopp

    No worries, Corey Patterson, Paul Bako and the pitcher are hitting next innning! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ก

  7. pinson343

    Cabrera has been hitting. Keppinger has not and you know who never does. Terrible lineup.

  8. Jay Bruce for President

    who even cares anymore
    happy anniversary
    how many years?

  9. pinson343

    Keppinger has become an automatic out, so Dusty likes him as the leadoff hitter.

  10. mhopp

    Exactly pinson…Cabrera is hot hitting so he sits the bench. These poor decisions ruin a teams morale. Looks like it’ll be lose lose and lose until they fire Crusty Baker. Thanks for the “Big Name” Manager. What a fool! ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. mhopp

    My question is…”Has Dusty Baker ever had his contract renewed by a team while a manager?” And “Has Dusty Baker ever not been fired as a manager?”

  12. mhopp

    Wow, I go away for a minute and Josh Fogg gave up 4 runs in an inning. I feel like I’m having DeJavu ๐Ÿ˜•

  13. mhopp

    Last week I predicted the Reds will finish two games above last year at 74-88. Looks like they are well on their way! ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ โ—

  14. mhopp

    Something tells me I’m all alone here?! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  15. Matt B.

    Well, when the team is this atrocious, it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that no one else is posting.

  16. Y-City Jim

    “You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.”
    -Christy Mathewson

    The Reds should be geniuses by now.

  17. Matt B.

    Is there something wrong with the usual Reds PA announcer? It sounds like a woman is doing the announcing.

    And Patterson comes up with yet another sucky play.

  18. mhopp

    What’s the latest on Harang and D. Thompson? I heard Burton was upset since his side was hurting. Good news is Drew Stubbs is batting .329 at AA. With any luck he’ll make the team next year as CF. Never mind with Dusty at the helm he’ll say his lover CP is still working on his swing.
    We must consider that if things don’t change drastically next year that the owner and General Manager have no balls.

  19. Y-City Jim

    I saw the news story about the guy who called 911 to complain about his sandwich from Subway. Wonder if anyone has called 911 to complain about the Reds?

  20. Y-City Jim

    Harang would be starting here for his next start if it was up to him. He’ll probably make one more at Louisville then be back.

    I swear that Burton would have had better luck going to a chiropractor.

  21. mhopp

    Drew Stubbs just threw someone out at the plate at AA…when is the last time CP has done that?

  22. Y-City Jim

    Just read the story about the mailman who is campaigning for postal carriers to wear kilts. I think the Reds should wear kilts.

    BTW, when was the last time Majewski threw a sinker that didn’t get hit almost 400 feet?

  23. Y-City Jim

    Ramon Ramirez is pitching a nice little game at Louisville tonight. 10 K’s through 6 innings.

  24. mhopp

    Why is my post not showing up where I can see it?

  25. mhopp

    got it, check that out. Wonder if they are Reds fans?

  26. pinson343

    I’m glad you guys are posting. Let’s look for positive things. Ramon Ramirez has been pitching very well lately. Drew Stubbs has been hitting better since his promotion, he’ll help the Reds in a big way if he can get on base enough. I read that Thompson is throwing (not pitching) again.

    As for the Reds, they seem on the verge of total collapse. Can we dare hope that Castellini might swallow two years of Dusty’s contract ?

  27. Y-City Jim

    He might eat one and a half but not two years. Pete Mackanin, where art thou?

  28. Y-City Jim

    I couldn’t watch any more. I tuned into a Johnny Cash documentary on PBS.

  29. Y-City Jim

    Documentary was filmed in 1969. Everybody smoking cigarettes. Johnny driving a Dodge RV, which would have been affordable with gas less than 40 cents a gallon.

  30. mhopp

    Jukich pitched a great game at AAA then got demoted to AA. My List: Ramirez better, Harang better, D. Thompson better, Volquez the same (or better if possible), Burton better, Danny Herrera (little guy) up in Majors, 2nd year for Cueto, Dorn hitting, Stubbs hitting, BP being himself, Votto in 2nd full year, Bruce in 2nd full year, Cordero next year, Keppinger better and/or Gonzalez in, EE better (long shot). Majewski gone, Griffey gone (already there), Paul Janish demoted, and most of all Crappy Patterson loses his big toe to an angry fan (no more speed Dusty!). That is my wish list for next year

  31. Y-City Jim

    Is the Jukich demotion just temporary to allow Harang his rehab starts?

  32. Y-City Jim

    What’s with the Astros making these acquisitions like Wolfe and Hawkins? They’re 14 back.

    Why is Ross only on 2B? There were two outs.

  33. rob

    How the HELL is that not 2nd and 3rd? How the HELL is that not 2nd and 3rd?

  34. Y-City Jim

    Have all of Dusty Baker’s team been so fundamentally screwed up?

  35. mhopp

    Because Dusty Baker is at the helm so little things go wrong when management sucks! Jim-I think that makes sense regarding Jukich, I hope.

  36. mhopp

    I don’t remember. I do know they won games but usually choked in post-season when it really matters. Maybe he’s just old fashioned? No matter it’s definitely a coaching/management issue. AHHHHHH!! They’re complimenting Crappy Patterson on his fielding!!! Dusty will be talking about that to bring him back next year!!

  37. mhopp

    Stormy Weathers doing it again. Wow this team sucks!

  38. mhopp

    When Roy Oswalts BA is .005 below your center fielder you know you are in trouble. Even worse is when your manager puts that center fielder lead off for half the season. Dusty Baker…what a bafoon.

  39. preach

    I saw the news story about the guy who called 911 to complain about his sandwich from Subway. Wonder if anyone has called 911 to complain about the Reds?

    Only if the call was made at least 5 years ago would it be valid.

  40. pinson343

    Tying run at the plate in the 8th, but it’s Keppinger. Tying run at the plate in the 9th, but it’s CP. Ugh.

  41. Steve

    I had a nightmare the other night that I was back in high school and having the worst game of my life.

    I couldn’t touch anything at the plate and made some ridiculous errors in the field.

    After the game, I went into the locker room to change, looked into the mirror at the sink, and the face looking back at me was not myself but……Corey Patterson.

    No crap.

  42. Jay Bruce for President

    If i were manager i would have a talk with the team. then go to confession

  43. Steve

    Preach, can you become “Priest” instead and exorcise these demons, please?

  44. Phill

    Dusty Baker has had 9 winning seasons out of 14 as a manager. I’m not including the impending doom the Reds are facing.

    Seriously STOP the whining about Patterson leading off. It’s OVER it’s DONE. LET IT GO. Holy frickin’ crap. Dusty has yet to abuse any of the young pitchers and really any of the older pitchers. He’s yet to play crappy veterans over good young players. And before you go “Patterson over anybody” There is NOBODY on the ML roster.

    Things to look at for the future. Joey Votto is improving offensively and ever since that San Diego series in SD he hasn’t had as many errors. Hopefully he’ll adjust and keep getting better defensively. Jay Bruce had a nasty period of struggling(which Dusty let him play through) and he’s adjusted showing that he can swing the bat just fine. His defense looks great and will be fun to watch for years out there in right field. Johnny Cueto can hopefully improve next year. He’s got the ability to completely shut down and kill an offense. He needs to learn how to control his pitch count and keep the homers down. Homer Bailey has been dissapointing but his velocity is up finally and he’s still so young. He has a ways to go but no reason to close the book on him at all.

  45. pinson343

    I for on have not given up on Homer Bailey at all. Based on what I saw on Gameday anyway, Bailey pitched better than his line yesterday. He got into trouble by walking 2 guys (Jason Kendall on 4 pitches) in the 2nd. In the 6th, the two runs he allowed scored on 2 infield hits and then one off his glove. When he went after hitters, he was good (a cliche, but true).

  46. John of Muncie

    Heรƒยขรขโ€šยฌรขโ€žยขs yet to play crappy veterans over good young players.

    No, but Dickerson is hitting at AAA and Patterson is essentially playing in front of him. Dickerson deserves to be here.

    Bako in front of Hanigan is another example.

    So is Weathers/Majewski ahead of Roenicke.

  47. Y-City Jim

    Those may be front office decisions rather than Dusty decisions. My major gripe is the fundamental breakdowns and does that not fall on Dusty and his staff?

  48. Mike Martz

    post #46, Steve you need to lay off the anchovies on your pizzas before bedtime!
    ๐Ÿ˜†

  49. Phill

    Y-City, no you are definately right that the breakdowns of fundamentals directly falls on Dusty and the rest of the coaching staff.

    John of Muncie, as far as I know the Reds are trying to get Dickerson to cut down on his strikeouts.If Hanigan was a lefty, he’d probably have already replaced Bako. Roenicke isn’t up in the majors because they aren’t trying to rush players through the minors. He’s got 30 innings in AAA. Chances are he’ll be up next year to take the place of one of the veterans that will go for free agency, if he can keep up his great pitching to the end of the year and in spring training.

  50. John of La Muncie

    Phill, that’s the most logical explanation I’ve been able to find for any of those guys. I get it with Hanigan and Roenicke, but I’d rather watch Dickerson strike out some than Patterson do pretty much anything. But that’s just me.

  51. Bill

    I heard an interview with the Louisville announcer and he said that he felt that they were putting Roenicke in situations where he’d succeed to get his confidence up, in other words that they were protecting him somewhat…which makes me think they don’t believe he’s ready yet.

  52. Phill

    John, I agree with you completely. I’d much rather see Dickerson up here and getting a shot.

  53. Shane

    and yet you’re ok with patterson starting lol