Randy Keisler takes the hill for the first time tonight for the Reds, taking Luke Hudson’s place in the rotation.

How will he do? Discuss!

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11 Responses

  1. Chad

    I’m not sure this Randy Keisler experiment is going to work.

  2. DevilsAdvocate

    Just early butterflies for Kiesler.

    Meanwhile, Dunn is 2-2, hopefully busting out of his slump.

  3. DevilsAdvocate

    OK, maybe not so much butterflies. Ugh. 😡

  4. DevilsAdvocate

    The Cubs are not a good team. To level the playing field, they’re going to lose this game in as embarrassing a manner as the Reds lost yesterday’s.

    Started typing as a balk ushered in the tying run, and finished as a single made it a 4-3 lead.

  5. Chad

    And can someone explain why Jerry Narron would bring in Allan Simpson, of all people, to protect a one run lead in the bottom of the eighth?

    Fortunately, Mercker and Belisle were able to come in and put out the fire. Those two guys have really been pretty good this year, haven’t they?

  6. DevilsAdvocate

    Narron may have fallen prey to a common September ailment peculiar to managers of teams not contending for playoff spots. Latin name for the condition is IfTheyreOnTheBullpenRosterYouGottaPlayEm-itis, but more commonly known as LaRussa’s Disease. Can be acute, but tragically is much more often a chronic condition.
    😛
    We’ll see if a lesson was learned from this near-miss disaster that was the eighth inning tonight.

  7. DevilsAdvocate

    Mr. Double Play is up with the bases loaded and one out…

  8. Chad

    Was that Mr. Double Play or Mr. Double? 😆

    Way to go, Mayor!!! Three run double to put the Reds ahead!

  9. DevilsAdvocate

    …and promptly re-christens himself simply Mr. Doubles.

    Go Casey!

  10. DevilsAdvocate

    15 pitchers used in this game so far. LaRussa’s Disease is fast-spreading.

  11. Glenn

    I know he’s a little bit of a winer, and just about all of us have been on his case at some point during this season (especially me), but Aurillia has put together a pretty solid season. He wasn’t that far from being out of the league, but this season may have earned him a couple more in the bigs.