Game Thread: Rockies at Reds — 2007.05.05 Chad Dotson 05/05/2007 79 PLEASE PITCH A COMPLETE GAME, AARON HARANG!!!!! Share this:TweetPrint 79 Responses Brandon 05/05/2007 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 The Mad Hatter 05/05/2007 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 Jimmy James 05/05/2007 Very funny, Chad. But you’re right…if Harang doesn’t pitch a complete game, the pen will probably blow it. Randy 05/05/2007 Our old buddy Ben Broussard broke up the perfect game with a homer in the 8th. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 Reds: Freel – 3b Hatteberg 1b Griffey rf Phillips 2b Dunn f Gonzo ss Hamilton cf Ross c Harang p Jimmy James 05/05/2007 Rox: Taveras CF Tulowitzki SS Holliday LF Helton 1b Atkins 3b Hawpe RF Iannetta C Carroll 2b Cook p RagTag 05/05/2007 Anyone know why tomorrow’s game is starting at 3:15? That’s a strange start time. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 Looks like the start is going to be delayed because of rain. We’re in for another late night, it appears. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 Tomorrow starts at 3:15? Matt B. 05/05/2007 It’s because of the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. RagTag 05/05/2007 Oh. Chris 05/05/2007 I thought the “rule” is that announcers can talk about perfect games and no-hitters all they want. They’re immune from jinx rules. Brett 05/05/2007 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 RagTag 05/05/2007 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… RagTag 05/05/2007 Harang is throwing heat, but he doesn’t seem very sharp to me. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 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! Chad 05/05/2007 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. Matt B. 05/05/2007 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. 🙁 RagTag 05/05/2007 Ryan Freel in the lineup and back at the top of the order. And still hacking away. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 You aren’t missing much, Matt B. And just as I type that, Hatty gets a hit up the middle. Chad 05/05/2007 I’d like to see Junior make up for the miscue by continuing his hot hitting. Some early runs tonight would be nice. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 JR hit that ball HARD. Chad 05/05/2007 I’ll take it! RagTag 05/05/2007 Aaron Cook’s a local kid. I wouldn’t mind having him on the Reds. Chad 05/05/2007 There is a good chance that Dunn will come up with runners on. A chance for him to reverse the curse. RagTag 05/05/2007 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. Chad 05/05/2007 Phillips walks??? Loaded ’em up for Dunn. I expect a K or a double play, just so Marty will have something to complain about. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 Come on, Dunn…hit one a mile!!! Jimmy James 05/05/2007 I thought that was a grand slam!!! But foul…. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 I’ll take that. Chad 05/05/2007 Well, it’s an RBI at least. RagTag 05/05/2007 Has everyone disappeared? We’re winning (for now). RagTag 05/05/2007 Well, the lead was just cut in half…with Helton coming up and a run on third. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 E6? RagTag 05/05/2007 Nope. Infield hit. Michael 05/05/2007 “for now”, indeed…was nice when it lasted GregD 05/05/2007 Hit being generous to A-Gon? RagTag 05/05/2007 Maybe Dunn can get sometbhing going here. RagTag 05/05/2007 nope Jimmy James 05/05/2007 On to the 6th. Chris 05/05/2007 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. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 We’re in big, big trouble now. RagTag 05/05/2007 Goodness, for all the talk from Krivsky and Narron about defense, this team looks like a bunch of little leaguers in the field sometimes. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 I told you so. hammer1 05/05/2007 this is getting old. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 It got old 12 months ago. GregD 05/05/2007 I love pitching & defense. hammer1 05/05/2007  True. RagTag 05/05/2007 That Josh Hamilton may be pretty good one of these days. GregD 05/05/2007 Re: Lonnie Wheeler’s closing argument, the prosecution will just show the bullpen performances the past week. (past month?) RagTag 05/05/2007 Edwin! Finally! Jimmy James 05/05/2007 Edwin goes deep! That’s good to see. hammer1 05/05/2007 One pitch, one zone, EE ! Jimmy James 05/05/2007 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. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 Double play. Darnit. RagTag 05/05/2007 This stupid f’in bullpen is going to be the death of me. hammer1 05/05/2007 This is comical ? 😥 GregD 05/05/2007 Santos: how a good spring training can mess up a team’s April/May Jimmy James 05/05/2007 9-5 now. I’m sick to my stomach. I don’t know why I force myself to watch this every night. hammer1 05/05/2007 I asked this a while ago. Can Josh Hamilton pitch? Michael 05/05/2007 Santos had meltdown written all over him. He has never been any good. hammer1 05/05/2007 This Salmon guy doesn’t look like a fish. Yeah I know, lame. 🙂 RagTag 05/05/2007 Not as lame as this excuse for a bullpen. hammer1 05/05/2007 Nice play by Gonzalez there. hammer1 05/05/2007 Salmon doesn’t get hooked again that inning. …. painfully lame, I know, but I’ve had a few beers, so please excuse . 🙂 hammer1 05/05/2007 If anyone can hit a grand slam with no one on, I have to believe it’s Hamilton. RagTag 05/05/2007 I don’t know if Hamilton can still pitch, but he sure can hit. hammer1 05/05/2007 *just* a single for Hamilton. hammer1 05/05/2007 Hopper, Texas Ranger. RagTag 05/05/2007 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. hammer1 05/05/2007 If the Reds score two in the 9th, I hope they add the third while their at it. hammer1 05/05/2007 their = they’re (told ya I had a few beers) RagTag 05/05/2007 Phillips leads off the 9th iwth a single. C’mon Dunner! Jimmy James 05/05/2007 Dunn can tie the game with one swing of the bat here. And with this bullpen, we might need a few beers like hammer. Jimmy James 05/05/2007 K. What’s Marty saying? RagTag 05/05/2007 Struck out on three pithces. I’m sick of stuff like that. RagTag 05/05/2007 At least The Natural is on deck, if we can avoid a double play here. hammer1 05/05/2007 The Mighty Josh has made out (although he hit it hard). Jared 05/06/2007 How does Harang give up two runs and end up with a loss?