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.)

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  1. Simpsons 400th episode on Sunday.

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

  4. Boy, Mitchell could hit, though.

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

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

    Unreal. Rock bottom.

  7. When is the last time Maddux made an error?

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

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

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

  11. Juan Castro is in. Let the comeback begin.

  12. Yeah, I remember that, Chris.

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

  13. Chicks dig the long ball.

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

  15. All that is left is for Maddux to homer.

  16. Does anyone have an explanation for this burning question:

    Why am I still watching this game?

  17. You are as hopelessly insane as we are, Chad.

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

  19. Is Stanton’s ERA under 8 yet?

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

  21. Wow. Stanton is a stud.

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

  24. You stay classy, San Diego.

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

  27. Any bets Maddux gets out of this unscathed?

  28. Bring up Votto, Bruce, and Bailey.

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

  29. Absolutely. Double-play, coming right up.

  30. Maddux does, in fact, rule.

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

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

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

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

  35. You still going to go tomorrow?

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

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

  38. 88 pitches. One to go, I’d say.

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

  40. Maddux still looks weird in that SD uniform, though.

  41. Game over, man!

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

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

  43. Guess

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

    Gently . . . rocking.

    Gently . . . rocking.

    Gently . . . rocking.

  45. 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. Another classic west coast road trip. Happens every time.

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

  48. Good night, all. Try to get some sleep.

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

    šŸ˜‰

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

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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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