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Game Thread: Giants at Reds — 2007.07.03

It’s Independence Day Eve!

Okay, that’s not really worth celebrating, but the Reds have been freed from the Jerry Narron era — whether that’s good or bad, I’ll let you decide. The Pete Mackanin era begins tonight against Barry Bonds and the visiting San Francisco Giants.

It’s a good matchup to begin the series:

The Reds, who have lost six consecutive three-game series, are set to open another three-game set when they host the Giants on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.

The series will give Reds fans a chance to see Giants outfielder Barry Bonds, who is five home runs away from tying Hank Aaron’s all-time career home run record of 755.

Bonds and Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., who hit his 22nd home run of the season on Sunday against the Cardinals, will bring a combined total of more than 1,330 home runs into the series.

Reds ace Aaron Harang, who did not make the National League All-Star team despite an 8-2 record and 100 strikeouts, is scheduled to start on Tuesday against Giants lefty Barry Zito.

I’d like to be there tonight to see Bonds and Zito…oh yeah, and the Reds, too. I’ll be watching on television instead. Let’s discuss it here.

UPDATE: And while you’re at it, check out David Weathers’ comments on the Narron firing over at Jeff Wallner’s blog.

96 thoughts on “Game Thread: Giants at Reds — 2007.07.03

  1. the brennamen family lovefest on the radio is outrageous. not bad mind you, just outrageous. nowhere else…

  2. 3 generations of Brennamans on the radio tonight. Kids are cute, al – we’ll allow it. Heck, maybe it’s a goodluck charm like the Elvis statue used to be.

  3. Wow Dunn building a good count…but now strike 3 what shock by Adam Dunn. Situational hitting 101 please.

  4. Speaking of love fests, the press conference yesterday sure sounded like one for the fired Narron. I haven’t heard as much for the departed Dent. Was Dent part of Narron’s downfall?

  5. Does any announcer have it any more his way than Marty?

    Vin Scully has quite the sweetheart deal.

  6. Harang 6IP 108 pitches up 4th. I have been called to watch House see you after words.

  7. Yeah DA, i ain’t sayin’ it’s bad, but, well… different.

    i live up in boston and people wouldn’t stand for stuff like this on the radio, but, every once in a while they air the friday night games on the WB instead of the redsox network, and man, the announcers cut LOOSE.

    It get’s pretty hillarious at times.

  8. Hurrah for Brandon Phillips! 1st grandslam of the year for Cincinnati?

  9. Castellini was on TV earlier.

    I freaked when I heard Marty was actually reading.

  10. I should go for frozen custard more often during Reds games if grand salamis are the result.

  11. Seeing the Pontiac Transformers commercial reminded me of a Reds promotional idea I have. Give out Transformer versions of Reds players that you can turn into another more desirable player. For example, a Juan Castro transformer could be turned into A-Rod or Jeter.

  12. Now the real test for Pete Mackanin, how does her respond after an Eddie error?

  13. Jay Bruce just performed some heroics in Chattanooga – bottom of the 9th comeback there. Bruce was also 4-4 with three doubles and a walk.

  14. I come back from watching house and teh Reds are up 7-3….I like that. Weathers is in.

  15. Defensive substitution of Hopper for Dunn was big this inning.

    Congrats, Pete Mackanin!

  16. The bull pen did not blow it. Javaman did well not blowing up. The future starts now. Go Reds!!

  17. Pete, Pete! He’s our man!
    If he can’t do it!
    Fire him and find someone who can!!


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