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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64 Responses

  1. The Mad Hatter

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

  2. Chris

    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. Jimmy James

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

  4. Jimmy James

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

  5. Chris

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

    That’s how bad Brantley sounds.

  6. Chris

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

  7. hammer1

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

  8. hammer1

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

  9. Matt B.

    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!!

  10. hammer1

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

  11. Brad

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

  12. Chris

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

  13. hammer1

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

  14. Chris

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

  15. Brad

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

  16. Matt B.

    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

  17. The Mad Hatter

    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.

  18. Brad

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

  19. Randy

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

  20. Randy

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

  21. ChicagoRedsFan

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

  22. Jimmy James

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

    I’m frightened.

  23. The Mad Hatter

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

  24. Jimmy James

    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.

  25. ChicagoRedsFan

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

  26. ChicagoRedsFan

    Thankfully, Pillsbury wasn’t what got cooked…

  27. Y-City Jim

    Why are we freaking bunting????

  28. Y-City Jim

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

  29. DevilsAdvocate

    How about a double steal? See what happens

  30. Brad

    Go yell at Griffey and Ross for giving up outs.

  31. Y-City Jim

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

  32. Y-City Jim

    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.

  33. ChicagoRedsFan

    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…

  34. The Mad Hatter

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

  35. Brad

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

  36. Y-City Jim

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

  37. Y-City Jim

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

  38. The Mad Hatter

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

  39. Y-City Jim

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

  40. The Mad Hatter

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

  41. Y-City Jim

    That was a beautiful slide by Hamilton.

    WOW!!!

  42. Y-City Jim

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

  43. Y-City Jim

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

  44. Y-City Jim

    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.

  45. Matt B.

    Wait, Paris Hilton had a talent agent?

    What in the world for?

  46. ChicagoRedsFan

    Paris thinks the Reds are real HOT!