Okay, I didn’t watch the game live last night, but I did Tivo it, and watched a few innings. Really strange to see Adam Dunn hitting against Aaron Harang. I can say I did enjoy seeing my favorite Red, Edwin Encarnacion, and Jay Bruce and Joey Votto again. It’s been a while. I still have very little hope that the Reds will even be halfway decent in 2009, but it’s always fun to see Encarnacion, Bruce, and Votto.

The rest of the lineup was really terrible, though.

Tonight, Edinson Volquez goes for win number 17. Seems like he’s tried to get his seventeenth win about ten times. Hopefully, he will get it tonight.

I’ll have to flip back and forth between the UVa football game and the Reds baseball game. Good grief, I’m a glutton for punishment.

56 Responses

  1. mhopp

    Well, I guess I’ll be first…38 pitches through 2ip but at least we’ve got a better line up tonight. Too bad Crusty can’t figure out that it’s not all about lefty vs. righty and righty vs. lefty 🙄

  2. mhopp

    Randy Johnson over 60 pitches and the 3rd is not over…wonder if Dusty has picked up on how this pitch count is the usual in the 6th inning for a Reds opposing pitcher with the other line up?

  3. mhopp

    You may miss Roenokie’s MLB debut!

  4. mhopp

    Just Dusty leaving Volquez in in an attempt to get 20 wins…gives up lead off double of course. He’s tired, glad to see your concerned about individuals Dusty but what about the team as a whole? Idiot

  5. mhopp

    A little too late Dusty, thanks for giving Volquez a chance, too bad now you’ll see a loss.

  6. Phill

    Bleh.

    Anyone else notice that MLB put the fix in? Astros and Cubs series has been moved to a ‘neutral’ stadium….Miller Park. Yea might as well have had it in Wrigley.

  7. mhopp

    Yeah I wondered why they didn’t have it at Wrigley?

  8. mike

    Dusty and the pitching coach are napping again. They really should be fired tomorrow morning!

    Pitching making his major league debut, throw his first 7 pitches for balls (and none are even close) and hits a batter bringing in the go-ahead run and there is NO SIGN OF THE PITCHING COACH????

  9. mhopp

    yep, just throw him in the fire! I can hear Dusty now, “that’s how it was back in my day kid!” I hope he chokes on a toothpick…did I say that?

  10. mike

    nice grammar on my last comment. Typos really.

    Because of a comment one of the Reds TV announcers just made about Washington and Rauch I realized that the Jr-Reds (Washington) might actually try something this off season.

    Think the Nationals will go after Dunn???

  11. mhopp

    Kudos Dusty, you’re having Dickerson pinch hit for Cabrera…not bad and makes at least some sense.

  12. mike

    Kudos Dusty, you’re having Dickerson pinch hit for Cabrera…not bad and makes at least some sense.

    when you are happy for a move like this, you know your manager is an idiot

  13. mhopp

    Well, I was trying to be positive and of course it didn’t work…Washington going after Dunn would make perfect sense given their history but the Snakes have a similar line up…few contact hitters and ones with low averages and a lot of HR’s.

  14. BenL

    Okay, I’ll say it:

    WHY THE HECK IS PATTERSON IN WHEN WE’RE DOWN 1 RUN!!!!

  15. mhopp

    because of his defense!! so the Reds don’t get any further behind! That way they only lose by one run and not two…Dusty logic! Plus he probably promised Patterson he could play or something. 🙄

  16. mhopp

    A fan in Durham was calling Herrera a midgit (spelling?) during the AAA play off series…I’d say he’s pretty good for 5’7″

  17. Y-City Jim

    Is Miller Park the official neutral park of MLB? I remember the Indians having to play some games there.

  18. Phill

    I didn’t even notice he came in, did he take over for Jerry?

    Patterson has to play….I mean let’s face it, he’s the face of the team!

  19. Phill

    I swear to god they can NOT let Corey get up to bat and swing. If he bats(he will) he better be laying down a bunt and nothing more.

  20. mhopp

    Too bad Richar didn’t start…instead the .071 Rosales started. I remember Dusty saying how “impressed” he was by him in spring training.

  21. Y-City Jim

    Think the Nationals will go after Dunn???

    They do need a 1B. Young is obsessively eating and Johnson is obsessively injured.

  22. BenL

    He came in for Bruce… Admittedly bruce wouldn’t come up for a while, but I’d rather see the pitcher bat than Corey

  23. mhopp

    Oh yes they will! Crappy will spoil any rally! But at least Dumpy is true to his word…after all he’s a “Players Manager” or is that a “Playas Manager”

  24. mhopp

    Just as planned…a chance for his lover to become a hero!

  25. mhopp

    And a hero he is…by accident! 😛

  26. Y-City Jim

    Valentin is PH for Hanigan (2 for 3) for what reason? I guess it worked though.

    Crappy with the RBI out. That’s up his alley since he is so proficient in making outs.

  27. mhopp

    Dusty uses the .471 hitting Castillo as a pinch runner and the .200 hitting Patterson to hit? Can someone please figure this out?

  28. Phill

    Weathers warming up…so I guess it doesn’t matter either way.

  29. mike

    And a hero he is…by accident!

    🙂 hero for popping out to LF
    gotta love the Reds. They are the Bad New Bears and Ball Four combined. AND THEY ALSO SUCK

  30. mike

    Dusty uses the .471 hitting Castillo as a pinch runner and the .200 hitting Patterson to hit? Can someone please figure this out?

    easy math.
    Castillo is fast, but has no experience, and experience to the dumb-old-guy trumps speed. Even if Patterson is just as fast. Neither matters but remember this is Dusty-math

    Patterson is a veteran. A PROVEN VETERAN. THAT TRUMPS BEING ABLE TO PLAY AT THE MAJOR LEAGUE LEVEL. Plus Dusty gets to be on top tonight if Patterson wins the game

    I think Dunn went over between innings and wiped the drool off the sleeping Dusty’s cheek

    Did Dunn really take his gum out and put it on Valentine’s batting helmet when he was at 1B???

  31. mhopp

    I didn’t see but I do want to see Herrera stand in the middle of Randy Johnson and Rauch 6’11” and 6’10” vs 5’7″

  32. mhopp

    Randy Johnson was born in 1963 and could be Jay Bruce’s grandfather!

  33. mike

    I didn’t see but I do want to see Herrera stand in the middle of Randy Johnson and Rauch 6′11″ and 6′10″ vs 5′7″

    can you believe Arizona has 22(!!) players on their roster 6-2 or taller and 10 of them are 6-4 or taller!

  34. mike

    Randy Johnson was born in 1963 and could be Jay Bruce’s grandfather!

    and he shut down the AAAA Reds tonight

  35. mhopp

    I long for the day when the head line reads…”Cincinnati Dunn with Dusty Baker”

  36. Y-City Jim

    Arizona putting on a demonstration as to why little ball seldom works.

  37. Y-City Jim

    We found out new LFer. So long, Crappy P.

  38. mike

    Hmm…interesting roster comparison

    The Reds average age on their roster is OLDER than Arizona

    The Reds also have an older roster than 4 teams in the playoff race. Minnesota, TB, Arizona and LAA.

    I wonder if Reds management can spell the word rebuild?

  39. mike

    did that just really happen.

    Patterson definitely should be released now. We have a pitcher that is a WAY better hitter than he is.

  40. Chris

    Selig is going to have a talk with Milwaukee fans, and make sure they’re appropriately pro-Astros. Of course, NO Cub fans would make it up there.

  41. Y-City Jim

    Bako and Cabrerra would jack the age up a bit.

  42. Chris

    The Reds also have an older roster than 4 teams in the playoff race. Minnesota, TB, Arizona and LAA.

    But our older guys are worse then their younger guys. So it’s rebuilding!

  43. Y-City Jim

    mike, we probably have at least TWO pitchers who are better hitters than Crappy.

  44. mike

    mike, we probably have at least TWO pitchers who are better hitters than Crappy.

    Arroyo?

  45. Chris

    Weathers is also old.

    But it’s also true that our young guys aren’t that young, other than Bruce. All these guys we just called up? They should be in the prime of their careers, not getting their first cup of coffey.

  46. mike

    Bruce isn’t just young he’s VERY young.

    Only 3 players in the majors this season are younger. Kershaw, Upton (AZ), and Gillaspie.
    About 5-6 other players are roughly the same age.

    That’s YOUNG