I’m at work, and MLB.com is blacking out the game for some reason, so I’m stuck. Here’s a game thread for you to discuss the game, or just to keep track of how many homers Eric Milton gives up.

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.

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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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20 Responses

  1. Greg

    Aha! Here’s the thread…
    Why is Jimenez playing over Kearns? I basically consider Freel the team’s 2nd baseman and leadoff hitter now. Let’s see Kearns play everyday! Maybe we would have seen Dunn score after the 2nd inning leadoff triple with someone other than Jimenez, Randa and Larue hitting behind him!

  2. Chris

    Milton’s given up his homer for the first three innings. To well-known slugger Chris Woodward (26 career HRs in 1103 ABs). The Mets broadcasters said that the first time through the lineup, every ball put into play off Milton was in the air.

  3. Brian Erts

    If it wasn’t windy he’d be at three

    Glavine had an 11 pitch at bat. Just sad.

  4. Chris

    Keep counting. Reyes just tripled – scored on Jiminez’ throwing error (not sure where). Then Piazza doubled. Down 3-0, and the fun continues.

    Anyone know how much a billboard costs on I-75 in Cincy? (“Eric Milton: You are a thief. Quit now and return your salary.”)

  5. Chris

    Now Randa’s made and error letting another run home. Can this club do ANYTHING without stepping on their…feet.

  6. Heath

    My dad, the long time Reds fan, and NYC resident is sitting somewhere in Shea Stadium thinking he really wasted $169 this year on MLB extra innings to watc the Reds.

  7. Heath

    From the Whowouldathunkit department…

    Adam Dunn has more Triples (1) this year than Sac Flies (0)

    Wait until we get Dunn’s take on that….

  8. Greg

    Why was Milton allowed to bat in the top of the 6th with runners on base? I realize he got a hit, but that doesn’t make it the right call.

  9. Chris

    Miley got himself tossed. Nice try, Dave.

  10. Chris

    Danny Graves has faced 4 batters, retiring one. Three hits, including a homer. So far.

  11. Greg

    One of the 3 stooges won’t pitch this weekend as scheduled, according to CBS Sportline game notes:

    “The Reds pushed back struggling RHP Paul Wilson from their weekend rotation against Cleveland and will pitch RHPs Aaron Harang (2-2), Elizardo Ramirez (0-1) and Ramon Ortiz (1-2). “

  12. Chris

    Oh, I forgot about EXCITING INTERLEAGUE PLAY!!!! Has everyone gassed up the RVs for the trip to Cleveland? Are the scalpers making their yearly nut? Is Interleague Fever (TM) driving you mad??

  13. Eric

    Hey…speaking of MLB.com.

    Does anyone know their criteria for blacking out games? I was messing around the other day (I live in No. Ky.) and pulled up the Reds / Mets game Tuesday night. I’ve also caught part of a Reds / Cards game as well.

    Both were the opposing team’s broadcast, but I don’t know if that’s coincidence. Do they only black out the game if it’s the home broadcast?

    Eric

  14. Heath

    I don’t know the MLB.tv rule, but the MLB extra innings rule states that no team games except for the local outlets games may be shown.

    So, I live in Dayton. I get all the Reds Fox games like before. I didn’t get the Reds’ afternoon game with the Mets on Wednesday.

    I think the rule should be adjusted on the MLB Extra Innings package to where the Reds AWAY games should be shown, no matter what, whether it is on FSN Ohio (or FSN Cincinnati – depending on how you look at it) or on the opposing teams schedule.

    I mean, its not like we can go to the game.

  15. Chris

    Here’s a good one: Presumably due to a cable malfunction somewhere between Queens and San Diego, my Reds/Mets Extra Innings broadcast Tuesday had no sound whatsoever. The picture was fine (for a change), but zero sound. I wish they’d do that when it’s a FSN-Ohio broadcast.