Game Thread: Reds at Padres — 2007.05.14


Matt Belisle against Greg Maddux tonight in San Diego tonight. I’m not sure if I’ll watch, or just wait for Ron Bergundy to give us the highlights on the 11:00 news. Actually, I guess Champ Kind would be giving us the highlights, but anyway…whammy!

(Kudos to C. Trent for suggesting the theme for the evening.)

Anyway, it’s time to get to work if the Reds hope to salvage anything from this road trip. Discuss it here.

(Also, congratulations to Junior for winning Player of the Week honors.)


  1. Y-City Jim says:

    Simpsons 400th episode on Sunday.

  2. Y-City Jim says:

    That’s Narron’s natural look. I think he has been dead for years.

    The scary thing about that Mitchell urban legend is that it is considered undetermined.

  3. Jimmy James says:

    I hope he IS going to a funeral, the funeral at the end of his managerial career.

  4. Chad says:

    Boy, Mitchell could hit, though.

  5. Chris says:

    Nice catch by Jr. Cruz. He’s been a pretty sweet pickup for them, at a bargain price.

  6. Chris says:

    Reds go down without a freakin’ fight. 6 pitch inning for Maddux.

    Unreal. Rock bottom.

  7. Y-City Jim says:

    When is the last time Maddux made an error?

  8. DevilsAdvocate says:

    Maddux is going to throw a complete game on less than 90 pitches.

  9. Chris says:

    They say Krivsky’s on this road trip. Remember this incident?

  10. Chris says:

    Oh goody. Castro and Stanton it to do some good stuff.

  11. Chad says:

    Juan Castro is in. Let the comeback begin.

  12. Chad says:

    Yeah, I remember that, Chris.

    Hey, Stanton gets an out to start the inning. Now Maddux is going to hit for himself.

  13. Jimmy James says:

    Chicks dig the long ball.

  14. Y-City Jim says:

    One can only hope. I hope they understand someone from the outside is going to have to come in.

  15. Y-City Jim says:

    All that is left is for Maddux to homer.

  16. Chad says:

    Does anyone have an explanation for this burning question:

    Why am I still watching this game?

  17. Jimmy James says:

    You are as hopelessly insane as we are, Chad.

  18. Y-City Jim says:

    Obviously the relievers do well tonight. The game isn’t on the line. The problem isn’t their arms. It’s their heads.

  19. Randy says:

    Is Stanton’s ERA under 8 yet?

  20. Y-City Jim says:

    I have no idea. I should have gone to bed after that crap.

  21. Jimmy James says:

    Wow. Stanton is a stud.

  22. DevilsAdvocate says:

    Stanton’s ERA just 7.50 now!

    Narron in the dugout tonight looks a lot like that creepy weird guy in The Office, Creed.

  23. Y-City Jim says:

    They’re all studs in non-pressure stituations. The way we’re going there should be plenty of those.

  24. Jimmy James says:

    You stay classy, San Diego.

  25. DevilsAdvocate says:

    You’re still watching because this barely qualifies as a late game, with the speed at which Maddux has mowed ’em down. We only just passed two hours.

  26. Chris says:

    Castro and Freel just had the most pathetic pair of doubles EVER.

  27. Y-City Jim says:

    Any bets Maddux gets out of this unscathed?

  28. Chad says:

    Bring up Votto, Bruce, and Bailey.

    No, not really. But the current group of Reds is terrible.

  29. Chris says:

    Absolutely. Double-play, coming right up.

  30. Chris says:

    Maddux does, in fact, rule.

  31. Jimmy James says:

    There’s one out, Jim. Maddux might do it.

  32. Chris says:

    See where Jr just hit that foul ball?
    Those are my seats – I’ll be there tomorrow night.

  33. Chris says:

    I’m surprised Castro didn’t fall down, or get hit by lightning on the way to home plate.

  34. Y-City Jim says:

    Maddux must be losing it. Four balls in the air this inning.

  35. Chad says:

    You still going to go tomorrow?

  36. Jimmy James says:

    That’s fairly uncharitable of the Reds. They should’ve let the old guy get his shutout. He deserved it.

  37. Y-City Jim says:

    Maddux is proof that you can create your own good luck.

  38. Jimmy James says:

    88 pitches. One to go, I’d say.

  39. Chad says:

    Classic Maddux performance. He hasn’t pitched like this in a while.

  40. Jimmy James says:

    Maddux still looks weird in that SD uniform, though.

  41. Y-City Jim says:

    Game over, man!

    Off to bed where I should have gone an hour ago.

  42. Jimmy James says:

    My just went out with two strikes. What did BP do?

  43. Y-City Jim says:


  44. DevilsAdvocate says:

    Now, I want you to imagine, you’re on a ship at sea.

    Gently . . . rocking.

    Gently . . . rocking.

    Gently . . . rocking.

  45. Chris says:

    It’s been fun to see Piazza, and now Maddux on a regular basis here in town. There’s something to be said for hauling in HOFers with a little left in the tank.

    I’ll be there tomorrow, and maybe Wednesday. Wells has been pitching poorly, and hopefully Harang can right the ship. He’s the only guy with a win since May 6.

  46. Chad says:

    Another classic west coast road trip. Happens every time.

  47. Jimmy James says:

    Good luck, Chris. Try not to throw up upon seeing this mess in person.

  48. Jimmy James says:

    Good night, all. Try to get some sleep.

  49. Michael says:

    On a good note, the bullpen pitched 3 shutout innings!


  50. Jared says:

    Michael — of course they did. There was no lead to lose.

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