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Kyle Lohse vs. Ted Lilly and the Cubs. Lilly, you will recall, pitched pretty well against the Reds last time out. Let’s hope the Reds can touch him up this afternoon.

If you’re interested, MLB.com has an outstanding page full of tributes honoring Jackie Robinson on the 60th anniversary of his debut with some other team. (Yeah, that’s where I stole the header above.)

Talk about Jackie, as well as today’s rubber match (gotta win as many series’ as we can) in today’s game thread.

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  1. Good call, ceeker. That looked like a classic Reds inning, only it was the Cubs bumbling about.

  2. “Bases Loaded” Wuertz comes in. We owe him a couple!

  3. If Lohse does this all year then signs with the Yankees or whoever for 6/$90, that will be fine by me…as long as he pitches like this the rest of the year.

  4. Griffey still homerless…

  5. Well, Edwin hit that one hard…but right at Theriot. Maybe he’ll get on track soon.

  6. EE better be swinging…

  7. Eesh. EE can’t buy a break lately

  8. Brady Quinn just messed up Take Me Out to the Ballgame…said cracker SNACKS…that might lower his draft position…

  9. I’ve always said that Quinn was overrated. Now I’m sure of it.

    Funny story, Michael.

  10. Forget who it was, but yesterday’s singer had a “cheat sheet” with the words and still messed it up. He was a football player, but I forget who it was.

  11. Wow, is Lohse locked in, or what?

    Just dominant.

  12. He was a Bears wide receiver, but I don’t remember his name, ceeker. Don’t care about football much.

  13. I’m enjoying Lohse… But I’m not enjoying our offense… Castro and Ross – what are the odds that either of them hits the ball even to the outfield?

  14. What is Lohse’s ERA now? And how many pitches has he thrown?

  15. Castro, Ross, and the pitcher’s spot again. UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Castro sucks.

  17. Ugh, it is scary to think that I am actually missing Gonzalez’s BAT in the lineup…

  18. Ross sucks.

  19. Ross struck out looking – who’d a thunk?
    *end sarcasm*

  20. Have I mentioned that I am completely sick of David Ross?

  21. Lohse attempts to hit a homerun to give himself some run support (probably not a bad idea…)

  22. Loshe at least made contact…he hit a nice foul ball too!

  23. At least Lohse made contact (it went two feet). That’s better than Ross and Castro could manage.

  24. When the bottom of the order is up, we have no chance at all to score, do we?

  25. Ross is a .227 hitter in almost 700 at bats…no one should be shocked by this…

  26. This offense truly is anemic. Without Dunn in there it just looks like 1 maybe 2 runs tops with the rest of the lineup

  27. We have no chance for a hit

  28. .227 for Ross is almost 3x what he’s hitting currently… It’s hard to be as bad as Ross is right now. You could swing a bat blindfolded and make as much contact.

  29. The Cubs have no chance for a hit…the way Lohse is pitching.

    12 K’s for the little guy.

  30. Good job Lohse again…

  31. at least they cut Mark Bellhorn…

  32. This is the best I’ve ever seen Lohse pitch. Just incredible.

  33. Stormy for the 9th? Anyone know?

  34. Lohse is pitching a gem

  35. I hope Weathers isn’t going to come in to try and save this thing. I’m not sure I can take that.

  36. and Lohse finally figures out Theriot. Now the 9th and the 3 4 and 5 hitters. That’s my worry

  37. true, Ross can’t get worse…keep in mind though that his .227 includes the .255 he hit last season in his “breakout year”…pitiful…

  38. Who is this guy on the mound?

  39. Please, not Weathers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Cubs have outhit the Reds, 4 to 2. That’s right, Griffey and Conine have the only 2 Reds’ hits today. Phillips’ speed is the one and only reason that they’re in a position to win, instead of getting shut out again.

  41. Thom: “Of course, Freel is hacking 2 and 0.”

    Of course.

  42. Ouch. Freel takes one off his ankle…

  43. Yeah, loved that sarcasm by Thom. This lack of patience by key hitters is getting real old, real quick.

  44. why not give Javier Valentín some more starts?

  45. Star of the game (on offense): B. Phillips, 0-2.

    That pretty much sums it up.

  46. Hit one deep, Hamilton!

  47. We can’t even get a hit off Dempster!!!!

  48. Well, Stanton is coming in, but it’s only a matter of time before Stormy Weather moves into the Chicago area.

  49. Dempster’s had a Great Awakening since settling into the Cubs’ closer role a few years ago. All I can remember is how genuinely horrific he was (as a atarter) with the Reds immediately beforehand.

  50. Since when is Mike Stanton “one of the most dependable pitchers in bullpen history”?

  51. Wow, what a first pitch by Stanton.

  52. they’re saying that Weathers will come in to face Lee…

  53. 3-4-5 batters, Jones, Lee, and Barrett. quickpulse now.

  54. Stanton has had a good year, but I agree with John R…that was a little exaggeration.

  55. A good career, I meant.

  56. Lee is 1-18 against Weathers…

  57. Here comes Danny Graves into the game.

  58. OK. Weathers only has to get 2 outs for this save. He is capable of doing that without giving me a heart attack. Right?

  59. is Danny Graves up to 300 pounds yet?

  60. 2-0 to Lee. Come on Weathers.

  61. Weathers walks Lee on 4 straight. Here we go.

  62. F***. I hate David Weathers. Four pitch walk immediately, and the winning run is at the plate.

    And ball one to the next hitter.

  63. 6 straight balls….

  64. Where’s Coffey! Or Santos! Weathers is about the last righty I want in there in a 1-0 ballgame.

  65. Stormy making it interesting as always…

  66. Weathers scares the heck out of me every single time.

  67. Wow. That pitch was called for Lohse.

  68. If Graves blows this one, Lohse should take him out back and kill him after the game. Put us all out of our misery.

  69. full count…

  70. 1 more out Weathers.

  71. Weathers is the Heart Attack Man.

  72. Bring in Frenchy to face the lefty!

    Okay, maybe not…

  73. Yes! It would have been absolutely demoralizing if Weathers blew that great performance by Lohse.

  74. Phew. Scary!

  75. The Reds get 2 hits in the game and win. I’m afraid we can’t count on that too many times this year. This team really has not shown that it has any semblance of an offense as of yet.

  76. What a crazy ballgame. I’m glad to get the victory!

  77. Wow. Great pitching by both teams… I’m still deathly afraid of our offense…if the other team gets 2 runs I feel we don’t have a chance. Hope Dunn is alright, we can’t be without his bat. All in all, good job Reds – keep it up…it’s all about winning series!

  78. Reds have now won three out of four series played this year. Gotta keep winning those series, and pretty soon you have a good record built up.

  79. well it’s on to Milwaukee – Milton pitches tomorrow…something tells me that 1 run may not be enough…

  80. Bring on the Brew Crew!

    (But doesn’t it seem like the Brewers always beat up on the Reds? Hope Bill Hall catches the flu today or something.)

  81. Oh no, I forgot about Milton returning to the mound tomorrow. Now I won’t be able to sleep tonight.

  82. 3 baserunners and they get the win I think that these 2 games they won in Chicago balance out the 2 lost in Arizona. Now the luck meter stands at even

  83. Just wanted to remind you all that I was the guy that said Lohse was a good pickup last year and a lot of you killed me for it. So far so good. EE will hit and Ross will hit (.250). Patience..

  84. according to baseball-reference.com here is who Stanton is most comparable to. Agree the statement was a little outlandish

    1. Dan Plesac (942)
    2. Bob McClure (920)
    3. Paul Assenmacher (913)
    4. Dave LaRoche (912)
    5. Mike Timlin (910)
    6. Willie Hernandez (906)
    7. Paul Lindblad (902)
    8. Norm Charlton (899)
    9. Dennis Cook (898)
    10. Mike Jackson (896)

  85. we need to try freel at catcher he can play everywhere else and sit ross down that way we can keep hamilton in there every day

  86. Hatter, I tend to agree on the balancing out of the luck.

    I’d sure feel better if we weren’t starting off the Milwaukee series with Moonshot Milton.

  87. Watching Rachel Robinson at the Dodgers/Padres game right now. What a moment.

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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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