Game Thread: Padres at Reds — 2009.07.28 Chad Dotson 07/28/2009 61 A two-game winning streak? I guarantee it. Discuss it here…. Share this:TweetPocket 61 Responses Kyle 07/28/2009 Dusty on Hanigan: Ã¢â‚¬Å“(Hanigan) didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do a whole bunch yesterday, but you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what aggravated it, whether itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a soft pillow or too hard a pillow or whatever,Ã¢â‚¬Â Baker said.” Thanks, doctor. I’m sure thats it. preach 07/28/2009 I’m sure Hanigan appreciated that too. reds234 07/28/2009 The fan that made the catch while holding a baby……you think that guy can hit? Matt B. 07/28/2009 Combined OPS of #1 and #2 hitters: 1.130 OPS of #3 hitter: 1.040 I love the Reds. Matt B. 07/28/2009 Oh, even better. Gonzalez and Taveras have a combined OPS+ of 95. Votto’s is 136. YES! Matt B. 07/28/2009 Actually, Votto’s OPS+ is 168. I was looking at his career, not this year. Well, that’s even more embarrassing. RedinFla 07/28/2009 Hit it where they ain’t, right? MLH 07/28/2009 Is it Dick Pole giving me the 1st inning blues? Southern Fried Red 07/28/2009 Who/what deserves the most blame for the Reds’ continuing poor performance? you left out all of the above in that poll al 07/28/2009 is there a front office complaints email address that anyone knows about? i have to be in the top 10% of reds fans. i pay for the tv package for the reds, i come back to ohio for reds games. but dusty baker and this team that he’s put together are really pushing me past my limit. it’s one thing to have bad players. the reds couldn’t do anything with eric milton and jimmy haynes. but to stubbornly play the worst players you have, it’s too much. i feel like i’d at least like to let the front office know why they’re about to lose business. al 07/28/2009 if the reds missed the opportunity to trade arroyo, because of money, that was a bad decision. i would gladly pay him not to be on this team. paying him to do this is throwing good money after bad. Y-City Jim 07/28/2009 The fan that made the catch while holding a babyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦you think that guy can hit? That reminds me of the Dave Barry quote:: If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there is a man on base. Southern Fried Red 07/28/2009 al, just wondering who you thought would want BA at these prices ? Southern Fried Red 07/28/2009 lol EE stood there, these guys never heard of run when you make contact! Southern Fried Red 07/28/2009 imagine that J Gomes can hit a rher………when he’s not the bench! Tom Diesman 07/28/2009 Good for Tatum with his first knock in the pros. ty 07/28/2009 back to back hits w/ men in scoring position? Kyle 07/28/2009 Who is the best hitter of this bunch: Tatum, Arroyo, Taveres, Gonzales? What a brutal stretch of hitters. Kyle 07/28/2009 #16: yea, I always like seeing guys get their first hits. Tatum, while poor offensively, has been pretty good behind the plate so far. al 07/28/2009 #13: from what i’ve been reading, the yankees were interested in arroyo, but backed off when the reds wouldn’t pick up a chunk of his salary for next year. what i was saying was that if they had that deal, they should have taken it, because he’s not good. i’d rather pay him to be gone than pay him to be here. Y-City Jim 07/28/2009 Obviously Adrian Gonzalez likes hitting here. Kyle 07/28/2009 Bronson has given up 5 extra base hits in three innings. Back to the old Arroyo. Steve 07/28/2009 The Reds pitching strategies are the dumbest in the league. We continually pitch to hitters that are the most dangerous (pujols, fielder, aramis ramiriez, adrian gonzalez, manny) and they have burned us all year. How smart do you have to be to know not to pitch to gonzalez tonight? Whose fault is that, the pitcher, catcher or pitching coach? Southern Fried Red 07/28/2009 AL, i agree with u but it’s not happening….our reds are stuck with BA, jmo. Kyle 07/28/2009 10 pitch at bat ends with a single from the one man offense. Dick Bronson 07/28/2009 I don’t know if Pete will ever get to Cooperstown, but he should be put in the fashion hall of fame ASAP. GregD 07/28/2009 Enquirer blog says: FSN’s Jeff Piecoro told me before the game that the telecast tonight (circa 6th inning) will spotlight an Enquirer editorial about Rose. GregD 07/28/2009 Dick – based on what he’s wearing, he may have to agree to a lifetime ban with the fashion HOF, too. GregD 07/28/2009 my least favorite tv broadcaster tandem doing the game tonight. Brantly rambles on the last inning about Gomes doing his job of moving the runner (Nix – leadoff double) over to 3rd base on a flyout. “That’s his job. If he gets a hit great, but his primary job is to move the runner over so the next batter has a chance at getting him in with a fly ball.” 4th inning, you play for 1 run? Especially given the context of Tatum and Arroyo as the next two batter, I couldn’t disagree with Brantley more. GregD 07/28/2009 Wonder what Nix’s defense looks like in CF? Dick Bronson 07/28/2009 I agree re: Brantley + Thommmm= HORRID. Chad Dotson 07/28/2009 Wish I could see Pete. He is always a fashion disaster, isn’t he? Dick Bronson 07/28/2009 He was just rockin’ a tshirt, Jacklynn Smith sunglasses and some man-jewelry. Not as cool as the shiny suit, but very Pete… GregD 07/28/2009 seinfeld reference/ My wife asked if he was playing for the other team, now, IYKWIM. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! /reference GregD 07/28/2009 I’m sure the Enquirer will have some Pete photos up from today’s game, esp if they’re running an editorial on him tomorrow. Dick Bronson 07/28/2009 The editorial is already up on cincinnati.com, along with a photo gallery of him being an ambassador for the game at Hometown Sports. Kurt Frost 07/28/2009 I can’t believe he sent Arroyo back out there for the 7th. preach 07/28/2009 Wonder what NixÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s defense looks like in CF? Pretty good. He came up as a CF and has the instincts, IMO. nick in va 07/28/2009 Buehrle just broke the record for most batters retired in a row – 42. Steve 07/28/2009 Newsflash: Taveras and Gonzalez 0-8 Bill N 07/28/2009 Ouch. Taveras and Gonzalez are so bad that you can *combine* their OPS and it’s still less than Pujols’. REDS1 07/28/2009 First four hitters are 1 for 14. Mark in CC 07/28/2009 Is VanderMeer in jeopardy tonight. 2 perfectos or 1 perfecto and a no-no top two perfectos. Jessica 07/28/2009 💡 They should fire the 😮 reds234 07/28/2009 Did Phillips have a legitimate gripe about that call? GRF 07/28/2009 Carrying all these relievers and we brought him back to throw 119 pitches… TomTerrific 07/28/2009 Buehrle now at 5 2/3 perfect innings vs. the Twins. TomTerrific 07/28/2009 Vander Meer still stands alone. Single by the Twins leadoff hitter. renbutler 07/28/2009 Nix, Gomes, Tatum. I’m calling it right now: 1-2-3 inning REDS1 07/28/2009 Can I call a PH for Tatum? renbutler 07/28/2009 1… Y-City Jim 07/28/2009 Jonny Gomes – You’re my only hope renbutler 07/28/2009 2… REDS1 07/28/2009 World’s worst offense is striking again. renbutler 07/28/2009 … 3 strikes you suck at the old ball game Matt B. 07/28/2009 Please start selling now. Chris 07/28/2009 These guys are going out like a bunch of punks. I’d use another word, but it’s not something you’d call a man (or a woman, for that matter). Chris 07/28/2009 It appears that Mr. Rose is no longer with wife #2. Chris 07/28/2009 “If we can get our pitching to show up and get our hitting to show up, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re still possibly contenders.” That statement is even more delusional/insulting/dumb today than it was yesterday. Chris 07/28/2009 I’d support Rose in the HOF, but I am SO SICK of hearing about him. I’d prefer that he stay banned, if only because it minimizes his screen time and the broadcasters’ fluffing of him. David Lowenthal 07/28/2009 Castellini is a disaster for this team. I suppose he might be well meaning but he’s simply just a very dumb person. How can you be a contender when you are one of the worst teams in the league?