September begins, and tonight marks the start of what is sure to be a month-long titanic struggle between the Reds and the Pirates to avoid coming in last place in the NL Central. The Reds have the upper hand right now, but that can change in a heartbeat, so the Reds can’t afford to take these games for granted. Fortunately, we have Aaron Harang on the mound this evening.

The battle for fifth place starts tonight! Reds Fever: Catch It!!!

42 Responses

  1. Phill

    Chris Dickerson lf
    Jeff Keppinger ss
    Brandon Phillips 2b
    Joey Votto 1b
    Edwin Encarnacion 3b
    Jay Bruce rf
    Ryan Hanigan c
    Corety Patterson cf
    Aaron Harang p

  2. Phill

    It’s pretty surprising, ain’t it?

  3. Y-City Jim

    Remember everyone. Corey Patterson is not the sole reason for the Reds poor season.

  4. doug

    So Dickerson fouls one down the line about 400 feet on an inside fastball…. so the Pirates pitcher throws him another. HR Dickerson.

  5. Phill

    Dickerson is still trying to make a good case for himself and so far it’s working for him.

  6. preach

    That was a no-doubter by Moss. Not the guy to try to throw one by with two strikes.

  7. Phill

    I’m not 100% but I’m pretty sure Ryan Doumit will still be under Pirate control.

    Bad Harang, stop that homerun stuff.

  8. preach

    OK, Patterson got an RBI. He’s an awesome player and has truly shown that he is deserving of lots of playing time. Hail, Corey….

  9. preach

    Thom and Jeff are not the ones to be talking hockey. I feel sorry for these Blue Jacket guys.

  10. Fire Dusty NOW

    Anybody else hear the Cowboy talk about Ron Gardenhire and how we need a manager like him? Take note Bob.

  11. Y-City Jim

    Anybody else hear the Cowboy talk about Ron Gardenhire and how we need a manager like him

    Dusty will be giving the Cowboy the same sign that Griffey did.

    😀

  12. Y-City Jim

    I can understand Dickerson hitting well in his first month of MLB action but I really find the power surge really odd. He never came close to producing this kind of power at the MiLB level, and I don’t think it is Jacoby’s expert tutoring.

  13. Fire Dusty NOW

    Keppinger is not having a good day today…3 pop ups. He should stop taking lessons from Patterson.

  14. Y-City Jim

    FDN, I thought the same thing. It is like he is just swinging to make contact.

    Does it seem like Brantley is trying to model his broadcast style after “Dandy” Don Meredith? I wonder if “North Dallas Forty” is his favorite movie?

  15. Y-City Jim

    Speaking of rednecks, I just saw that Jerry Reed died of emphysema. How many packs a day did that guy smoke?

  16. preach

    Patterson saved a homerun. I told you he was awesome. Sign him to an extension right now.

  17. Y-City Jim

    Patterson up for that Fruit of the Loom “Feel for the Game” award. I sure would like one of those for my trophy case. Is it a bronzed pair of briefs?
    😀

  18. preach

    Non-Reds related but what does it say about our nation when its citizens are looking for nude pictures of a vice-presidential candidate.

    Joe Biden? Ewwww.

  19. Y-City Jim

    Dunn could have made that play without even having to jump.

    😀

  20. preach

    That really was a great catch by Patterson. He made it look pretty effortless.

    Thom said: “Both pitchers are settling into a real groove now.” Or maybe the offenses blow chunks and the defense is saving some runs as well.

  21. Y-City Jim

    preach, I guess it is a good thing the Internet wasn’t available during the times of Hubert Humphrey and Spiro Agnew.
    😀

  22. Y-City Jim

    Another vice-president hadn’t invented it yet….

    lol… How right you are!! Right before he invented global warming.

  23. preach

    Alright, we have a rally going…and here comes Money Patterson….

  24. Chris

    I’ve had a good deal of fun with the “hot VP” idea. Many references to Dick Cheney.

  25. Chris

    These guys are drooling all over Chris Dickerson. I like the guy, and he should definitely be considered in the mix for an outfield spot next year, but I don’t think his .662 SLG is any more real than Keppinger’s .477 last year.

  26. Chris

    Now that was a HUGE mistake by Dickerson. And not a peep out of these guys.

  27. Y-City Jim

    The Reds base running virus had spread to Dickerson. There is no cure known to mankind.

  28. Y-City Jim

    Brantley a fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship. Big shocker there.

    🙄

  29. Y-City Jim

    Brantley referring to Valentin as pinch hitter extraordinare. He has a .200 lifetime BA as a pinch hitter and .188 this year.

  30. Kurt Frost

    I don’t think anyone can expect Dickerson to slug in the 600’s, but the dude is patient at the plate and isn’t afraid to clog up the bases with a walk.

  31. preach

    Brantley referring to Valentin as pinch hitter extraordinare. He has a .200 lifetime BA as a pinch hitter and .188 this year.

    I don’t know how many times I’ve thought the same thing when the announcers go ga-ga over LLM and his pinch hitting ‘prowess’. Granted, it’s not an easy role, but the mendoza line is hardly extroidenary (sp).