Bronson Arroyo vs. Kelvim Escobar in the first of three against the Halos here at Great American Ballpark.

I’ll never get accustomed to this interleague play, and I don’t think I’ll ever care for it. It just felt strange typing “Angels at Reds” up there.

Oh well, it’s here to stay, and the Reds are off to a decent start to the interleague schedule. If Bronson Arroyo can get his act together, we should have a chance tonight. The Angels are a good club, one of the best in the Junior Circuit, so it will be an interesting series to watch, at the least.

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  1. good to see a solid inning from BA to start the game. Only 8 more to go.

  2. Jeff Brantley sounds like death warmed over. They’ve got 47 announcers – give this guy a day off and get someone who has a voice.

  3. I agree about Brantley. What’s up with him?

  4. Harang bobblehead next week. What’s that monstrosity going to look like?

  5. I don’t want to know, JJ.

  6. I dunno, Jimmy. I switched over to listen to Marty bitch about life.

    That’s how bad Brantley sounds.

  7. Someday, hopefully many, many years from now, there’s going to be the equivalent of a state funeral for Joe Nuxhall.

  8. Wicked curve to Vlad. (I think that was Vlad, caught the very end of the AB)

  9. Bronson’s taking a whipping.

  10. Nice job Josh. Think Dunn shoulda scored also? Brantley does.

  11. Don’t F with the Natural !

  12. Wow!

    Is this the same Reds team? An amazing slide by Hamilton pulling his arm back at third and then a suicide squeeze by Ross. Nice!!

  13. Brantley’s an idiot.

  14. Squeeze play ! Ross gets a tough pitch down. 3-2 Reds

  15. Not so sure Dunn should have scored on the double, Vlad has a cannon. THat sure was a fun half-inning!

  16. Marty feigning shock at the email “vitriol” aimed at some fan he’s been ripping all night.

  17. Reds showing beaucoup respect for Vlad’s arm.

  18. Now Brantley is changing his tune. Said the reason Dunn didn’t score was Vlad’s arm. Irritating.

  19. They’re still promoting Milton and Freel as scheduled to appear tomorrow at that kid’s shopping spree. That’s nonsense.

  20. A quality start for Bronson. Seems like it’s been about a month since he’s had one.

  21. In other news, Justin Verlander just threw a no-hitter for the Tigers. He was throwing 102 mph in the 9th inning.

    Final line: 9 IP, 0 H, 4 BB, 12 K

  22. Now that is some cheese!

  23. Say what you want about productive outs but that’s two of them tonight for the Reds. After 14 K’s it’s nice to see something put into play for an out.

  24. “Small ball” is best in late, close games. Though hard to call Giffs poke small.

  25. “Majewski in for Dunn,” says Grande. That’s my worst nightmare.

  26. How was Marty ripping the fan? And what were the emails saying, Chris?

  27. WHY is MAJEWSKI in again with a LEAD????

  28. Well, the Majewk Man lets the tying run on, and Stanton is on in relief.

    I’m frightened.

  29. The Majic Man and Stanton now there’s what every team wants out there in a 1 run game in the 8th inning.

  30. throw strikes

  31. Majewski, Stanton, then Weathers. I’m going to vomit. Why not bring in Graves?

    I know, Weathers has been alright, part of the time. But when he’s the best you’ve got, you’ve got serious trouble in the pen.

    And yes, I know I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.

  32. And just who do you put in?

  33. Weathers (aka the Pillsbury Doughboy) would be the set-up man for the set-up man on half the teams…

  34. Got something cooking!!!

  35. Thankfully, Pillsbury wasn’t what got cooked…

  36. Why are we freaking bunting????

  37. My definition of stupid is making the same mistake again and again. You don’t give up outs!!!

  38. Drop in a hit, Gonzo!!!

  39. How about a double steal? See what happens

  40. Go yell at Griffey and Ross for giving up outs.

  41. So pitch 1/3 of an inning at a time, how long will it take Majewski to lower her ERA below 10?

  42. Griffey’s intention was to drive the ball not hit a sac fly. In fact, the 7th inning showed the difference between a Griffey and a Dunn. Look how Griffey got his hands around. If Dunn learns that, look out. His numbers will go astronomical.

  43. Majewski could become a one hitter specialist – he could be brought on to face the opposing pitcher…his era might go below 10 that way…

  44. Excellent!!!

  45. 2 nice plays by Kotchman otherwise that would have been a big inning and set Stormy up nicely

  46. So that’s what can happen when you put a ball in play instead of all the k’s.

  47. Don’t you just love the optimism of Reds announcers? It sounds like they are conceding a HR by Guerrero.

  48. Hot dog play of the night!!!

  49. As the saying goes, I rather be lucky than good.

  50. RING HIM UP!!!

  51. Crowd is getting charged up!!!

  52. TOBTTR!!!

  53. Can’t just make it easy, come on Stormy finish it off

  54. Interleague play has shown what the Reds are capable of doing when the bullpen steps up and plays some bada** baseball.

  55. Wow can’t believe with all those strikeouts they win this game. Good win.

  56. That was a beautiful slide by Hamilton.

    WOW!!!

  57. What is surprising about the strikeouts was that Hatteberg even struck out twice.

  58. Who shows up tomorrow night? Dr. Kyle or Mr. Lohse?

  59. Paris Hilton news of the night

    Her talent agency has dropped her. Prospective agent may contact at the medical ward of the Twin Towers facility in downtown Los Angeles. She is there because her “condition” is ADD and claustrophobia.

  60. 😀 😀 😀

  61. Wait, Paris Hilton had a talent agent?

    What in the world for?

  62. Oh, she has talents!!!

  63. Paris thinks the Reds are real HOT!

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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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