We get to see Mark Prior again tonight. Junior rips one off the wall in the first inning for a double; I’m going to pretend that’s a good omen.

Also, Chris Welsh sounds like he’s beating the drum to move Randa down in the order. I don’t mind Randa if he’s hitting 6th.

Anyway, if you want to discuss the game, feel free to do it in the comments section here.

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  1. Ryan Freel is a spaz. An absolute spaz. I can’t do it justice if you haven’t seen his “act” at second base tonight.

  2. Ryan Freel – The Ritalin Kid

  3. Was that a ridiculous exhibition by Freel, or what?

  4. I think that Ryan freel played ok, he is not a spaz. I don’t know how being a spaz and hustling can be confused? He is one of the only ones who actually run’s balls out through first and pop flies. It’s refreshing to see the hustle. He is an above average fielder not exceptional but above average. He doesn’t make the dumb mistakes. He is pretty consistent from the plate, and that is why he got the start at second base tonight, Jimenez has not been hitting the ball as of late, and Freel has been reasonably consistent from the plate. I would also like to say that the Reds bullpen is pretty bad, they are falling apart and its a real testament to the moves they made in the offseason. David Weathers is over the hill, and although he has experience he does not have his “stuff” anymore. He has got knocked around this whole year, and hasn’t had a dominant or even somewhat dominant outting. Miley has no go to guy in the bullpen like your suppose too. There is no lights out or even close to that down there in the pen. The starting pitching is another story. Paul Wilson is not having the type of year we all thought he would be having thus far. He has maybe hit the 90mph 4-5 times this year that is it. He is consistently hitting 88mph on the gun and has little movement. He is getting smacked around. It is pretty sad, that a team like our Reds had so much hype at the start of the season, and now they are falling apart, the future looks pretty gloomy.

  5. Freel plays like he’s on speed. I love his hustle, but he only has one speed, flat out. Works much of the time, can kill you other times.

  6. Freel is a spaz. Don’t confuse Hustle for “being good”. He is playing good right now, so I would put him in the lead off spot and let him go. But as soon as he starts to wear down, get him out of there.

  7. Paul Wilson is not having the type of year we all thought he would be having thus far. He has maybe hit the 90mph 4-5 times this year that is it. He is consistently hitting 88mph on the gun and has little movement. He is getting smacked around

    Who in the world thought Paul Wilson would be good this year? Anybody that understands history knows that Paul Wilson and Eric Milton were going to be average to below average pitchers at best. Only people who can’t read stats, would think otherwise (ie most of the ciny media)

  8. Is there another guy named “Chris” on here? That second post doesn’t belong to me. (I don’t typically argue with myself…at least out loud). 🙂

  9. Sorry, Chris #1 My name is Chris too. On another note I would agree with Malott in the fact that the cincy media has hyped up Wilson and Milton. They are average pitchers. I do not think that the Reds will ever be a contender unless they severley improve upon there starting pitching as in going out and getting a number one starter. They need to get some ground ball pitchers maybe as well. I mean this in the sense that the reds pitching staff gives up to many homeruns. What are your guys thoughts on who the Reds could make a run at, setting money aside? Pitching wise?? This year, and this offseason?

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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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