Matt Belisle vs. Jason Jennings, and I don’t know what to expect tonight. Frankly, I’m a bit surprised that Jerry Narron is still in charge of this team. We’ll see what happens over the next few days and weeks.

Over at Redlegs Rundown, Jeff has a pretty good preview of the upcoming series. It goes without saying that the Reds hopes of putting together any kind of season are slipping down the drain, so this road trip is important. Well, if it goes without saying, why did I just say it? I don’t know.

I’ll be watching the game because I’m a Reds fan. That’s what I do. I just hope that something has clicked and this team can be competitive, at the least, the rest of the way. The Little League-brand of bumbling nonsense that the Reds have been playing…well, I just can’t deal with it any longer.

Discuss it here.

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  1. SONOFA&$##*($#*@&*#&@*#&@&@

  2. I wish Buh-lissle were still pitching. Weathers loaded the bases for Lee.

    Again, Narron is an idiot.

  3. ok, bring in the closer…oh we did

  4. My heart is racing 1000 miles an hour.

    Please tell me the infield’s not pulled in.

  5. Have I mentioned that Weathers is at the top of my least-favorite Reds list?

  6. …And This One Belongs to the Reds!

  7. GONZO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Gonzalez crapped his pants out there, but Carlos Lee is slower than my mom.

  9. there is a god….

  10. I just almost had a heart attack.

  11. I don’t believe what I just saw.

  12. Weather’s a lucky SOB.

    But Narron is still an idiot.

  13. And this one belongs to the Reds!

  14. Awesome 2 game winning streak 😯

  15. Okay, you can all breathe now.

  16. I just switched over to what I thought was an NBA playoff game – ESPN2 says “basketball…San Antonio…”

    Yeah, tricked into the WNBA once again.

  17. What’s a “winning streak?”

  18. Chad, that was horrible, btw (#212). Are the Reds “champions of baseball”?

  19. Who are the announcers on this Mets game?

  20. Haha (Nelson Muntz voice). Benitez just balked the tying run over, and in.

  21. Back to back nice outings by Lohse and Belisle. How about our two aces continue the trend over the next two games?

  22. Enjoyed the Jack Buck impersonation, huh?

    I’m having flashbacks of Todd Benzinger.

  23. I hear Gary Thorne the sock man and Sutcliffe (“Clooney’s over there…”). Is that Dusty Baker yammering on in the background?

  24. YOu mean Buhlissle and Lowshhhhh aren’t our two aces?

  25. Allow me to say that Johnny Cueto doesn’t look like I’d imagined him.

  26. Ugh, Rick Sutcliffe.

  27. Delgado just ruins one.

    I would really hate it if my team was paying Benitez a lot of money to close games. Every time I turn around that dude is melting down.

  28. We have a 2 game winning streak on a combined score of 5-1. Go figure

  29. Would you prefer David Weathers?

  30. I’d rather have Rick Sutcliffe as my closer than David Weathers.

  31. First time all month the Reds have won back to back games. On the friggin 29th.

  32. These Astros…they aren’t as good as the Nationals or Pirates.

  33. Nice thread tonight

  34. Cordero in in the 9th, Brewers up 1.

  35. Hat at 2 and Griffey at 3 is a nice combo

  36. This is a lot more fun when they win, isn’t it?

    Winning – it’s like, better than losing. You know what I mean?

  37. Great thread tonight. Much more fun when we’re winning.

  38. Tying run on 2nd in Milwaukee. Frenchy Francoeur up to bat.

  39. That dude swings at ANY THING.

  40. So Cordero gets ahead 0-2 and throws a slider right down the chute.

  41. 1-3, 1 out for the Braves

  42. Hits it so hard that McCann can’t score from 2nd.

    Now Scott Thorman swinging from his heels…w/ a runner on 3rd and 1 out. I’ll bitch about someone else’s situational hitting.

  43. Yeah, Francoeouroeour is a hacker. If he had any plate discipline, he’d be great.

  44. 97 mph right by him

  45. Damn – 97 on the gun to whiff Thorman (who was still trying to hit a 6 run HR w/ the tying run on 3rd).

  46. Cordero is wild as all hell…and the Braves dudes (Francoeur, Thorman, and Diaz) are swinging at everything. That would be annoying as hell.

  47. I didn’t mention it on the photoblogging threads, but those are some great pictures that Chad posted. Makes me wish I’d been there.

    I’m going to catch at least one game one the next homestand, maybe two if I’m lucky.

  48. Strike 3 in the dirt. Diaz Swung at 2 balls

  49. Diaz swings at one in the dirt to end it.

  50. Cubs down 9-4 in the 9th…but bases loaded for Floyd w/ 1 out.

  51. I hate the Cubs.

  52. It’s all up to Derrick Lee.

    Actually, it’s up to the Lee AND the guy up next.

  53. “I don’t want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Chad Moeller.” — Sparky Anderson

  54. Nice. I don’t want to be Tony Kornheiser, but my roto team just got a win (Sheets) and a save (Gregg) in the last 5 minutes.

  55. That’s just cruel, RagTag.

  56. Great pitching by Belisle. But you bring in Weathers after Coutlangus zips them in the 8th.? Let Coutlangus pitch the 9th., for God’s sake! Narron is an idiot!

  57. I really can’t believe Narron was going to head into extra innings with Moeller, Castro, Wise, Hopper, and Gonzalez in the lineup together. That’s just remarkable. I think they’d have to issue a refund if they threw that lineup out in a spring training game.

  58. I disagree, Tom. Four good reasons:

    1. Weathers is best with nobody on.
    2. Weathers is “the closer” and this team needs defined roles down there.
    3. Coutlangus is really bad starting off innings.
    4. Garner probably would’ve hit for Lamb. (Actually, I don’t know if he had anyone left. Make it 3 good reasons and 1 okay reason.

  59. Sorry. I saw that quote from Anderson up at the top, and I couldn’t help myself.

  60. Heckuva pitching performance for the Reds the last two days..even if Stormy made it a bit too interesting for my blood!

  61. two in a row. I can hardly believe it! They need to rip off about 9 or 10 in a row and bring this season back from the abyss.

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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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