Here’s a game thread. Nice win last night; let’s hope the guys can follow that up with a good effort tonight.

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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.

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  1. Nice drag bunt to lead off the game by Felipe. This kid is great.

  2. What is it with Ortiz and the first inning? Does anyone have the breakdown of when Ortiz allows his runs? I bet 80% were given up in the first inning.

  3. Ah . . Nationals broadcasters just said Ortiz has given up runs in the first inning in 6 of his last 9 starts.

  4. Reminds me of Tom Glavine back in the day.

    Except that Glavine was a good pitcher, who got a lot better after the first inning. At his best, Ortiz is an average pitcher.

    Of course, if he and Milton and Hudson had just been average this year, we’d be in the playoffs.

  5. These Washington announcers are great. They just mentioned former Reds manager Mike Miley.

    And Ortiz isn’t doing much better in the second inning.

  6. I don’t know about by innings, but here is Ortiz by number of pitches, according to Yahoo:
    Pitch Numbers … G …. IP … H … R .. ER … HR . BB … K …. ERA .. WHIP … BAA
    Pitch 1-15 ….. 22 .. 13.0 .. 25 .. 21 .. 20 …. 5 .. 7 .. 10 .. 13.85 .. 2.46 .. .403
    Pitch 16-30 …. 22 .. 18.0 .. 25 .. 21 .. 17 …. 2 .. 5 … 9 … 8.50 .. 1.67 .. .333
    Pitch 31-45 …. 22 .. 23.2 .. 29 .. 11 … 9 …. 3 .. 8 .. 14 … 3.42 .. 1.56 .. .309
    Pitch 46-60 …. 21 .. 19.2 .. 28 .. 14 .. 13 …. 8 .. 5 … 9 … 5.95 .. 1.68 .. .341
    Pitch 61-75 …. 18 .. 19.1 .. 18 … 5 … 5 …. 1 .. 3 … 8 … 2.33 .. 1.09 .. .247
    Pitch 76-90 …. 18 .. 18.2 .. 14 … 6 … 6 …. 4 .. 6 … 9 … 2.89 .. 1.07 .. .219
    Pitch 91-105 … 14 … 7.2 .. 12 … 3 … 3 …. 1 .. 3 … 5 … 3.52 .. 1.96 .. .364
    Pitch 106-20 …. 1 … 0.2 … 1 … 0 … 0 …. 0 .. 0 … 2 … 0.00 .. 1.50 .. .333

  7. That is a strange set of numbers, and I imagine that it’s pretty rare to see something like that.

  8. Do pitchers have a better batting average against the Reds than against any other team? Seems like we’re always giving up hits to the other hurler.

  9. Homers at RFK for Jose Guillen before yesterday: 1.

    Homers at RFK for Jose Guillen in the last game and a half versus the Reds: 2.

  10. The bullpen strikes again.

  11. Maybe Ortiz should throw an extra dozen pitches in the ‘pen. You think?

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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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2005 Reds, Reds - General