I was so excited to recap a Johnny Cueto game. So much for that. I give you Milton, instead. GoatBraces113009-thumb-320x274-11505

23 Responses

  1. sergeant2

    Considering how bad the Reds played tonight it might be hard to believe, but the Reds could very well end up taking 2 outta 3 from the Washington Nationals. It sure would be a soothing salve to ease the sting of tonight’s loss. Tonight’s game is history, regroup and come out tomorrow for some redemption. Go Reds!!!!!!! Adios Amigos.

    • Vicferrari

      Third straight series of convincing myself, starting to set in this is a lost season, I lost a little hope after Leake’s great game against the Padres,felt energized by Cueto’s shutout only to see a total clunker in the nightcap, then Simon’s shutout gave me optimism only to be followed by 2 horribly pitched games, then Leake had the awesome game, the 2 amazing catches showed inspiration, then more reality that Cuto is hittable in the 6th,
      despite if Bruce, Votto and Latos come back to form, the excelelent season starts by about 5 do not seem to be sustainable; this was not a good team fully loaded that needed a lot of things to go right, few things have- major turnaround needed if this team even sniffs winning baseball in August
      Last week was the time to make the run against 2 of the worst teams and they do not look competative most nights. Someone give me some optimism.

  2. sergeant2

    You win comment of the night for the Three Dog Night lyric. If they’re not in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, than close the joint down.

  3. hof13

    The Reds are pulling out their version of the old Rope-a-dope. They have the Nats just where they want them. Just wait til tomorrow, you’ll see. By the way, anyone want any kool-aid?

    • sergeant2

      Hmmm never thought about the old rope-a-dope, the Nats players will be so tired from running the bases and scoring tonight that come tomorrow they’ll be outta gas. Pass me some of that Reds kool-aid. Go Reds!

  4. George Mirones

    Well said; the picture is worth 1000 words and “gross” is what it was.

  5. Robby20

    I was at the game tonight so I didn’t hear any of the broadcast. Was Schumaker injured or taken out to make a point after his miscue? (was more than a double switch) Either way there seemed to be lots of confusion on the Reds bench tonight. Not really a positive sign to go along with the off night on defense and on the mound.

  6. sergeant2

    Can’t wait to see those turkeys majestically soaring high in the sky, should be an unforgettable sight to behold.

    • CP

      This just in, Walt Jocketty was unable to locate any live turkeys on the market. He did, however, manage to procure 500 frozen turkeys. They’ve all been given multi-year contracts.

  7. Dale Pearl

    If you are going to lose you might as will go big or do it in such a way as to be comical so the fans have a reason to cheer you on. I would rather it be a blow out than another 1 run choke in the ninth.

    • Vicferrari

      Without the 1 one run choke in the 9th we would not have had that classic 15 inning game. Felt like a true team win, very few a far between.

  8. Jeff Morris

    Cueto cannot pitch well or almost perfectly every game, but I see him doing very well this season, iffffff he stays healthly. Marshall again had a bad night. I think he needs to go back to the DL or something. His arm is gone. I wish someone would ask Price directly, “What the heck is going on with Marshall?” and “What are you guys going to do about him getting hit around every game he comes in?

  9. Ethan

    Why did Price use Sudden Sam in the game? Wouldn’t you want to save him for when it was important? LeCure might not be available tomorrow, when he may actually be needed. I don’t understand…

    • hoosierdad

      There really wasn’t anyone else to use. LeCure only pitched 1/3 of an inning the night before. Nobody else was available.

    • Boiler_Ditsor

      Let cozart or somebody go on the mound and toss in some cherries, maybe get a fly out for every run scored. Game was completely out of reach, why waste a pitcher?

      • Vicferrari

        Very poor decision if Lecure needed today

  10. sezwhom

    I do believe the Shirelles sang that in 1962. Van Morrison too, I think? Either way, it applies to last night. What Momma should have told me is not to “watch”.

  11. lost11found

    I feel for him and most of the starters, who are taking the mound knowing they have little room for error. Its gotta be a stresser.

  12. Eric the Red

    Yes, I had a similar reaction. And I doubt he was real happy Marshall was brought in to let all of Cueto’s base runners to score. (After the last 2 nights, it’s obvious they know Marshall cannot be effective and will not be used except in a bullpen emergency.)

  13. al

    Bryan Price has been visiting pitchers a lot over the past week, as the broadcasters have talked about.

    I find all of this speculation about whether Cueto was a headcase last night to be pretty insulting to him. In the game thread people were questioning his maturity, etc.

    In the first inning, the Reds announcers were saying that Cueto was not hitting his spots. To me, that was the long and short of it. The only time Cueto expressed frustration was when that guy leaned over the plate to get hit. And that was after some runs were already in.

    If he was just going through the motions, why would he have cared that someone did that?

    • Eric the Red

      I certainly wasn’t suggesting Cueto was a head case last night. I do think there were a number of things frustrating him, as they would have most pitchers. I’ll add the umpire constantly missing 1st strikes to that list.

  14. Whoa Bundy!

    I’d bat Heisey 2 but it is really splitting hairs right now. Half the lineup stinks.