2012 Reds / Game Thread

Game Thread: Reds at Pittsburgh (2012.09.28)

Remember when the Pirates thought they were contenders? Seems like so long ago. It was a simpler time then.

Now Pittsburgh is in fourth place, four games below .500, and 18 games behind first-place Cincinnati. A three-game series begins today. Let’s hope the Reds don’t feel too sorry for the Buccos.

Discuss the game here. Go Redlegs.

179 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Pittsburgh (2012.09.28)

  1. That was quite a game to take in at PNC. Glad I picked this over the Sunday game, that’s for sure!

    • That was quite a game to take in at PNC. Glad I picked this over the Sunday game, that’s for sure!

      Very few Reds fans can say they were at the game that Homer threw his no-hitter in. Buy a lottery ticket on the way home. Lady Luck is with you tonight.

    • Let it be remembered that Redleg Nation has defended Homer Bailey in print more than anyone in the world. And I think that’s literally true, unless Homer’s mom has a blog.

  2. David Dewitt Bailey. This Bud’s for you. Joe Nuxhall ready with the star of the game interview somewhere.

  3. What a way for the Pirates to be guaranteed another losing season. They would have had to have won the last 6 games of the year to finish .500 and Homer drops a no-no on them. 8O 8O 8O

    • What a way for the Pirates to be guaranteed another losing season. They would have had to have won the last 6 games of the year to finish .500 and Homer drops a no-no on them.

      This is just a kicking them while they’re down scenario, but what are the odds Homer is not the first to throw one at them before the season’s over?
      I do not blame Mccutchen with the attempted steals… maybe work the count, but he was trying to put them in a position, I have never felt so sorry for an opponent they are probably where they belong…but couyldn’t they overachieve a little and have a winning season?

  4. These guys topped last night’s game so what ius in store tomorrow?

    Most enjoyable season of my life. Thanks Reds!!!!!

  5. Interesting that a no no marked the beginning of the end in 2010. Maybe this is the start of something good.

  6. I love this team. . . . So much today, yet so much promise for tomorrow as well. Plus, they seem like a great group of guys. WOOOOO! . . . A no-hitter is the second most beautiful thing in sports.

    • I love this team. . . . So much today, yet so much promise for tomorrow as well.Plus, they seem like a great group of guys.WOOOOO! . . . A no-hitter is the second most beautiful thing in sports.

      The first is Front Row Amy. :D

      • The first is Front Row Amy.

        I was thinking a perfect game, but I’m ok with FRA as well. . . . Or, should I knock down the no-no to the third most beautiful thing in sports.

        • I was thinking a perfect game, but I’m ok with FRA as well. . . . Or, should I knock down the no-no to the third most beautiful thing in sports.

          No one could argue in what order you put them, as long as F.R.A. is in the top three.

  7. @vicferrari:

    I remember when Chuck Rainey of the Cubs no-hit the Reds for 8 2/3 innings in Wrigley until Eddie Milner broke it.

    The one that hurt, in addition to Soto, was Ron Robinson’s near perfect game against Montreal (2 outs in the 9th) a few weeks prior to Browning’s perfect game.

  8. Love what Homer did but feel really bad for Dusty. He misses the clincher and Homer’s no no all in the same week. Whatever one things of his abilities as a manager, he’s been the leader of this team and has stood by Homer for a few years when many of us questioned whether or not he’d ever realize his potential. Thanks Dusty for your patience. Now if only that patience can pay of with Stubbs…at least for the next 30 days. The miracle season continues!

    • Just got back from a high school football game. Did I miss anything?

      I could tell you what happened, but I’m afraid you may hurt yourself. Lets just say the Reds won and leave it at that.

  9. Anyone remember the opposing starter to Browning in the 1988 perfect game? Hint: he later joined the Reds.

  10. Like Steve I was at high school football game. I’ve seen all the replays now, but really want to hear Marty’s call. Any way to find it (other than listening to 700WLW until they replay it again)?

  11. That was something special. I’ve been up since 3:45am and was ready to crash, but there’s no way that’s happening now! It was so much fun seeing Homer’s reaction – and the rest of the team’s too. These guys are fun to watch. This is a great way to be heading into the post season!

  12. @Eric the Red: I watched the winning play very closely to see where Navarro was when the winning run scored (J Bruce). Well Navarro was so amped up after his hit that he tore around the bases and had turned 3B – thus a triple. Navarro has wheels – either that or his hair was on fire. Either way it was a triple.

  13. @Eric the Red: @Eric the Red: I watched the winning play very closely to see where Navarro was when the winning run scored (J Bruce). Well Navarro was so amped up after his hit that he tore around the bases and had turned 3B – thus a triple. Navarro has wheels – either that or his hair was on fire. Either way it was a triple.

  14. I was at a high school football game, I can not belive Homwr Bailey threw a No-Hitter, wheres the offense? Did these guys forget how to hit?

  15. @gslipman: Definitely agree – Dusty said he was grooming an ace and Dusty deserves to take a bow, as he has done a fine job! Thanks for being patient with HB!

    And hopefully this is simply a prelude for a Red October!

    • @gslipman: Definitely agree – Dusty said he was grooming an ace and Dusty deserves to take a bow, as he has done a fine job!Thanks for being patient with HB!

      And hopefully this is simply a prelude for a Red October!

      Not taking away from Homer’s accomplishment, but does this add to the Doc’s MPWS acronym. If I was a fan, I would be saying Homer F’n Baliey? How horse can it get?

      I feel I have lived and died as a Reds fan watching Homer’s progress, how many felt he needed a change of scenery, he is why scouts earn their money, he isn’t Randy Johnson or Nolan Ryan but was he expected to be… but he was not Ty Howington and Dustin Mosely… anyone got access to Doc’s article on the eve of Homer’s first game…

    • @Votto4mvp4: Stubbs simply has an incredible inability to read pitches.And that is at least half of his job .

      Possibly you are excellent at your job, but regardless Stubbs has millions of dollars that most likely you or I will never come close to making doing what he does slightly better than most of humanity

  16. @Truman48: Het Truman, what game were you watching – and btw you know we don’t let the uninformed post on this thread don’t you – evidently not!

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