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Game Thread: Reds at Cardinals — 2007.04.26

Afternoon affair today: Kyle Lohse and Randy Keisler at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. With an outstanding 1.91 ERA, what is Kyle Lohse doing? Why, he’s talking about signing an extension with the Reds! Good for him; there’s nothing like dealing from a position of strength.

While I’m ecstatic over Lohse’s start, I would hope the Reds wouldn’t dive head first into a commitment to Lohse just yet. It has only been a few starts. If the Reds really believe he’s overcome his inconsistency problems, they may decide to start talking. Don’t forget, however, that Lohse’s agent is Scott Boras, so he won’t come cheaply.

Anyway, the Reds need to win today to take the series vs. the Cards, and that would be a nice start to the road trip. Avoid your work and discuss it here.

95 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Cardinals — 2007.04.26

  1. Double play, but tie game. I think you just have to hope Lohse worked his way out of it, and keep riding him. What’s the alternative?

  2. Man, you guys complain about Narron going to the bullpen and then you complain about him not going to the bullpen.

    Marty has every right to rail on the missed cut-offs, it’s ridiculous. Marty rants becaue he cares. He’s not just collecting a paycheck. He really wants the team to win.

  3. Brennamen are bitching about there not being a LHP warming up. Do they want Cormier?

  4. how does that happen? so good for so long, then 5 straight hits, then 2 of their 3 best hitters go down easy. weird game.

    but wehave josh hamilton and they don’t.

  5. Why all the hate for the Brenneman’s? They are two of the best in the business.

  6. Tell me what this says about BP in various counts. To me, it says he’s walked twice in 3-1 counts, and hasn’t put a ball in play. “After 3-1,” he’s 0 for 1 with 3 walks.

    By my count, that means BP faced a 3-1 count 4 times. Twice he took ball 4. Twice he swung, and either missed or fouled it off. Of those 2 times, he eventually walked once, and made an out once.

    But I could be reading that wrong.

  7. Ryan Franklin on to face the meat of the order: Castro, Ross, Hopper.

    Thom calling Castro’s 2 for 23 a “slow start.” I’m calling it “his career.”

  8. Valentin and Dunn looking to pinch hit.

    LaRussa stalling to get his lefty reliever ready.

  9. Marty taking every opportunity to jab Dunn: Having Franklin face him is a “lack of respect.”

  10. just what i was thinking. seems like we have some seriously overrated defenders. I feel like whenever our pitchers start putting balls on the ground, we hear a lot of excuses why outs aren’t being made.

  11. Now he’s running the bases like an imbecile – stealing when they’re down 2.

    Announcers praise it b/c it worked out.

  12. Funny they gave those away. The Padres handed out Eric Owens Dirty Shirts — which tells you just how long that promotion’s been around.

  13. Thom: “Gary Bennett has turned into a more than adequate hitter in St Louis.”

    2006 stats: .223 .274 .331 .605

  14. Thom trying to get Marty to praise Dunn’s defense. Thom says “a heck of a job.”

    Marty will only say, “better than we’ve seen before,” before immediately dissing Dunn’s defense. That “Adam from Milwaukee” thing must still stick in his craw.

  15. Chris, you’re correct – Springer is at the moment in line for the win, no scorer’s discretion allowed.

    I looked this up in the rulebook earlier in the year. The only time the official scorer has discretion in awarding the winning decision is if the team took the lead with the starting pitcher still in the game, but that pitcher failed to go the required 5 innings. In that event the scorer can give it to the pitcher judged to have been the most effective or most critical to the win.

  16. That was a long wait for a groundout and a strikeout to end the game. 7-5 final score, in favor of STL. Things sure looked good after that Tuesday win, but the Reds lose the series.

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