PLEASE PITCH A COMPLETE GAME, AARON HARANG!!!!!

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  1. 1. Harang needs to pitch brilliantly tonight
    2. Griffey and Ross need to keep it going
    3. I can’t wait to see if the bullpen can handle like..2 innings of work

  2. Watching the Yankees-Mariners game Wang is perfect through 6.2 and McCarver and Buck and trying everything they know to curse it. Every other word out of their mouth is perfect this or perfect that. They keep talking about the last time this happened or that happened in relation to perfect games. I just think it’s kind of funny

  3. Very funny, Chad.

    But you’re right…if Harang doesn’t pitch a complete game, the pen will probably blow it.

  4. Our old buddy Ben Broussard broke up the perfect game with a homer in the 8th.

  5. Reds:

    Freel – 3b
    Hatteberg 1b
    Griffey rf
    Phillips 2b
    Dunn f
    Gonzo ss
    Hamilton cf
    Ross c
    Harang p

  6. Rox:

    Taveras CF
    Tulowitzki SS
    Holliday LF
    Helton 1b
    Atkins 3b
    Hawpe RF
    Iannetta C
    Carroll 2b
    Cook p

  7. Anyone know why tomorrow’s game is starting at 3:15? That’s a strange start time.

  8. Looks like the start is going to be delayed because of rain. We’re in for another late night, it appears.

  9. Tomorrow starts at 3:15?

  10. It’s because of the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati.

  11. I thought the “rule” is that announcers can talk about perfect games and no-hitters all they want. They’re immune from jinx rules.

  12. In the Felix Hernandez vs. Dice-K game earlier this year, Felix carried a no-hitter into the eigth and it was not talked about/jinxed by the annnouncers

  13. Well, the game has started and Junior has already mis-played one out there. To be fair, it was a weird hop on wet grass, but still…

  14. Harang is throwing heat, but he doesn’t seem very sharp to me.

  15. Ummm…I think we may have gotten a break there. I think that ball hit the ground before Hamilton caught it. I’ll take it, though!

  16. I agree with JJ…I thought Hamilton caught it on the bounce. But it was close enough that I can’t be sure, so the Rockies probably can’t complain much.

  17. My MLB.tv subscription ran out, and I still have a week before I get home from Gonzaga. I guess I’ll have to use ESPN Gamecast. 🙁

  18. Ryan Freel in the lineup and back at the top of the order. And still hacking away.

  19. You aren’t missing much, Matt B.

    And just as I type that, Hatty gets a hit up the middle.

  20. I’d like to see Junior make up for the miscue by continuing his hot hitting. Some early runs tonight would be nice.

  21. JR hit that ball HARD.

  22. I’ll take it!

  23. Aaron Cook’s a local kid. I wouldn’t mind having him on the Reds.

  24. There is a good chance that Dunn will come up with runners on. A chance for him to reverse the curse.

  25. Why hasn’t Brook Jacoby gotten BP to make that swing a little more compact? It’s so long and loopy, it’s a wonder he ever catches up with a pitch.

  26. Phillips walks??? Loaded ’em up for Dunn.

    I expect a K or a double play, just so Marty will have something to complain about.

  27. Come on, Dunn…hit one a mile!!!

  28. I thought that was a grand slam!!! But foul….

  29. I’ll take that.

  30. Well, it’s an RBI at least.

  31. Has everyone disappeared? We’re winning (for now).

  32. Well, the lead was just cut in half…with Helton coming up and a run on third.

  33. E6?

  34. Nope. Infield hit.

  35. “for now”, indeed…was nice when it lasted

  36. Hit being generous to A-Gon?

  37. Maybe Dunn can get sometbhing going here.

  38. nope

  39. On to the 6th.

  40. re: 26; I don’t think hitting coaches would make a big change like that to a guy’s swing, especially not mid-season. As I understand it, their role is more on the mental/confidence side, and making small mechanical adjustments to get guys back to their normal swing.

    BP definitely has a long swing, and it hurts him, but it’s gotten him this far, and Jacoby (and probably BP) are likely (and understandably) reluctant to have a major overhaul.

  41. We’re in big, big trouble now.

  42. Goodness, for all the talk from Krivsky and Narron about defense, this team looks like a bunch of little leaguers in the field sometimes.

  43. I told you so.

  44. this is getting old.

  45. It got old 12 months ago.

  46. I love pitching & defense.

  47. [46] True.

  48. That Josh Hamilton may be pretty good one of these days.

  49. Re: Lonnie Wheeler’s closing argument, the prosecution will just show the bullpen performances the past week. (past month?)

  50. Edwin! Finally!

  51. Edwin goes deep! That’s good to see.

  52. One pitch, one zone, EE !

  53. If Dunn, Junior, and EE are all getting hot at the same time, this team would be good….except the bullpen still gives up three to seven runs every night.

  54. Double play. Darnit.

  55. This stupid f’in bullpen is going to be the death of me.

  56. This is comical ? 😥

  57. Santos: how a good spring training can mess up a team’s April/May

  58. 9-5 now.

    I’m sick to my stomach. I don’t know why I force myself to watch this every night.

  59. I asked this a while ago. Can Josh Hamilton pitch?

  60. Santos had meltdown written all over him. He has never been any good.

  61. This Salmon guy doesn’t look like a fish. Yeah I know, lame. 🙂

  62. Not as lame as this excuse for a bullpen.

  63. Nice play by Gonzalez there.

  64. Salmon doesn’t get hooked again that inning. …. painfully lame, I know, but I’ve had a few beers, so please excuse . 🙂

  65. If anyone can hit a grand slam with no one on, I have to believe it’s Hamilton.

  66. I don’t know if Hamilton can still pitch, but he sure can hit.

  67. *just* a single for Hamilton.

  68. Hopper, Texas Ranger.

  69. How great would it be for the Reds to get a grand slam here to tie the game up…only to see the bullpen blow it in the 9th?

    I think I’d take a hostage if that were to happen.

  70. If the Reds score two in the 9th, I hope they add the third while their at it.

  71. their = they’re (told ya I had a few beers)

  72. Phillips leads off the 9th iwth a single.

    C’mon Dunner!

  73. Dunn can tie the game with one swing of the bat here.

    And with this bullpen, we might need a few beers like hammer.

  74. K.

    What’s Marty saying?

  75. Struck out on three pithces. I’m sick of stuff like that.

  76. At least The Natural is on deck, if we can avoid a double play here.

  77. The Mighty Josh has made out (although he hit it hard).

  78. How does Harang give up two runs and end up with a loss?

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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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