Gonna stay up late again?

I probably will, and I hope that I’m not wondering why when the clock strikes 1:00AM or so. The offense was simply putrid last night, and part of that blame can be laid at the feet of manager Jerry Narron for giving us a lineup that includes Norris Hopper at leadoff, and a bottom three of Juan Castro, David Ross, and the pitcher’s spot. With those four “hitters” in a row, no wonder Randy Wolf struck out 42 Reds last night.

For what it’s worth, this was mentioned in last night’s game thread, but I thought I’d throw it out there again: Bobby Livingston will be called up from AAA to get the start tomorrow against LA.

Okay, here’s the game thread. Is tonight the night that starts the Reds on a long winning streak? My glass is half full! (For now.)

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6 Responses

  1. Chad

    Jeff Keppinger in the lineup, and Gonzalez hitting fifth. Expect lots of runs!

  2. Y-City Jim

    George Grande glorifying Walter O’Malley making it sound as if O’Malley had to move the Dodgers to LA from Brooklyn. What a crock! He and Auggie Busch are two of the biggest tyrants to rule the game.

  3. Y-City Jim

    Are they going to give Lohse any decent run support tonight?

  4. Y-City Jim

    Looking at that last line about the Reds starting a long winning streak. I don’t think it is possible for a Reds team to generate a long winning streak when Jerry Narron is constantly tinkering with the line-up.

  5. CeeKeR

    Wow, 5 posts for a Reds game thread. Maybe ownership or management needs to take a look at what their “product” is doing to even the most rabid of Reds fans… I didn’t even bother checking the score this morning… The Reds were down when I went to bed and I didn’t have any expectations they would mount a comeback to win the game.

    At least when we had an actual offense you thought there was a chance to win each night, even if the team was down by more than a single run…