Brandon Claussen makes his 2005 debut tonight, and I’m excited to see how he will perform. Claussen came with a lot of hype, and made the upper echelons of some prospect lists before getting hurt. If we’re ever going to see any of that potential realized, it’s going to have to start tonight.

We know Miley prefers veterans over the youngsters, so it’s imperative that Claussen have a good performance this evening — so that it leads to a second performance.

If you want to discuss the game tonight, feel free to use the comments section below. I know I will be around, and at least a couple of other RN regulars will be here as well.

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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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  1. Looking at the starting lineups on mlb.com. Cubs are sitting Jeromy Burnitz and Todd Hollandsworth. Garciaparra is back in the lineup.

    The Reds have altered their lineup from last night also. Freel is playing 2nd and leading off. Valentin is catching. Kearns is still on the bench.

  2. Speaking of the Reds lineup, if Casey HAS to bat 3rd, perhaps someone could at least convince Miley to bat Randa 2nd, Dunn 4th, Pena 5th and Griffey 6th. Anything to get Dunn higher up in the lineup.

  3. I definitely agree with that, Greg. I just can’t understand why you’d hit potentially your two best hitters fifth and sixth in the lineup.

    I’ve said it before, and I’m afraid I’ll say it again: Miley is a pretty good manager, but he hasn’t a clue about lineup construction.

  4. He’s not pitching great tonight, but I have a question: when are the Reds ever going to develop a pitcher of the caliber of Mark Prior?

  5. Name the last Reds pitcher that was a star that the Reds developed?

    Don Gullett? – He wasn’t really a star?

    Jim Maloney?

    Gary Nolan?? – had great stuff early in his career – blew elbow out.

  6. Mario Soto?

    Undrafted FA 1977 and Vs the league in ERA he was 6th best in the 80’s in the NL. (1500 innings pitched.

    ATIONAL LEAGUE
    CAREER
    1980-1989
    
    INNINGS PITCHED displayed only--not a sorting criteria
    
    ERA                             DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE     IP     
    1    Nolan Ryan                 0.52     3.13     3.65   1854.2   
    2    Bob Welch                  0.52     3.17     3.69   1628     
    3    Fernando Valenzuela        0.46     3.19     3.65   2144.2   
    4    Steve Carlton              0.45     3.16     3.60   1507.1   
    5    Rick Reuschel              0.35     3.30     3.65   1545.2   
    6    Mario Soto                 0.24     3.37     3.61   1614.1   
    7    Mike Scott                 0.23     3.42     3.65   1803.2   
    8    Bill Gullickson            0.09     3.58     3.67   1595     
    9    Rick Rhoden                0.06     3.55     3.61   1539.2   
    10   Bob Knepper                -.06     3.70     3.63   2005.1   
    11   Mike Krukow                -.16     3.81     3.65   1711.1   
    12   Rick Mahler                -.29     3.93     3.63   1728.2   
    13   Bob Forsch                 -.31     3.96     3.65   1601     
    
  7. Name the last Reds pitcher that was a star that the Reds developed?

    Don Gullett? – He wasn’t really a star?

    Jim Maloney?

    Gary Nolan?? – had great stuff early in his career – blew elbow out.

  8. I’m sorry I didn’t think about Mario – I’m still seeing therapists about Russ Nixon and Vern Rapp managing ….

    :shock::shock::shock::shock:

  9. Cubs win!

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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