I’m exhausted after last night. I’m exhausted not only because the game ended so late on the east coast, but also because it was an exciting game, with a terrible let-down at the end.

That’s two in a row like that out in Arizona, and I can’t take another tonight. Matt Belisle will try to help salvage one win out of this series. I hope he can do it.

Discuss the game here. Maybe the Reds can jump out on top early and never let up. Maybe.

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243 Responses

  1. RagTag

    We need to trade for Mariano Rivera.

  2. Chad

    No one else warming up in the pen. We’re going to live or die with Stormy Weathers.

  3. RagTag

    Just noticed that we have the black bills on our road caps.

  4. Jimmy James

    Not sure what that was…but Gonzo made a good play to get the lead runner. And made a bad throw to first, but I’ll take what I can get.

  5. Chris

    The black bills are pretty bad, IMO.

  6. CeeKeR

    He wanted a web gem. Or as the Dbacks announcers say: “Golly gee, that was almost the best play I ever saw. Golly.”

  7. Jimmy James

    I hate the black bills.

    And I hate David Weathers.

  8. DevilsAdvocate

    Oh, Stormy. Just close it out.

  9. Chad

    Someone get Danny Graves off the mound!!!

  10. Chris

    I’m really glad I’m not watching this.

  11. Jimmy James

    Wow, lucky there. The second strike shoulda been called a ball. It was at the ankles.

  12. RagTag

    You should be glad, Chris. It’s disgusting.

  13. Chris

    If Weathers blows the save, Krivsky’s going to trade Hamilton for Ray King.

  14. RagTag

    Maybe King will sit on Austin Kearns when the Nats come to town.

  15. DevilsAdvocate

    Oh thank goodness. Reds still tied for first.

  16. The Mad Hatter

    Gotta get MLBTV hate following the games on Gameday. But either way glad to see a win tonight.

  17. Chad

    Have I mentioned that Stormy Weathers kills me?

    Who cares? This one belongs to the Reds!

  18. abner

    Salvaged One! Now gotta get the cubbies at home. Should be able to watch a game on WGN!

  19. RagTag

    Mercy, these last three games have been tense for April games. Do you think we take the games too seriously? :mrgreen:

  20. Jimmy James

    I can exhale now, can’t I?

    Win for Belisle!

  21. CeeKeR

    Really good pitching though the last few games… If the bats wake up, this might not be a bad month…

  22. Jimmy James

    Matt Belisle: 2-0, 1.50 ERA. Nice.

  23. abner

    And finally an early game for youe East Coasters.


  24. Jimmy James

    What’s the BSB report? On the post game show? What does BSB stand for?

  25. RagTag

    Okay, I’m off to bed. See you guys and gals on Friday afternoon.

  26. Jimmy James

    Yep. I’ll sleep better tonight.

  27. preach

    Milton’s probably a better pinch hitter than Moeller (but to be fair, Moeller’s probably a better pitcher) ??:

    Reading these comments at work today. Almost fell out of my chair on this one. Great, great stuff…..unfortunately, it’s probably true.

  28. Chad

    I agree, preach. That’s funny…

    …and I’ve noticed that, if you scan the game thread the day after the game, you will almost definitely find something hilarious.

  29. CeeKeR

    Glad to have provided some humor on that one guys…although it is almost true…which isn’t funny!

    Anyhow, I agree with Chad, the game threads are usually MUCH better reading than any AP game write-ups will ever be.

  30. preach

    They are great. My computer is not located near my preferred TV, so I rarely can see the comments during the game. It is always fun to look at things in retrospect to see how others saw things. They are the most hysterical part of the blog, that’s for sure. I really appreciate them for the games which are not televised, it gives me a little more info than Marty offers. Thank you all who participate. I’ll break down one of these days and throw in my two cents during a game.

  31. Chad

    The best part, for me, is to look back at how tense/irritated/hysterical everyone gets at certain parts of the game (myself included). Funny to look at them in the context of the completed game…and see how silly we look sometimes. 🙂

  32. CeeKeR

    *cough* Weathers *cough*

    You look at the box score and think, cool, Weathers did his job… Not so sure most of the people on the thread were thinking that as the ninth progressed!