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Game Thread: Reds at Metropolitans — 2007.07.12

Pete Mackanin and the suddenly red-hot Redlegs return to action for the second half of the season tonight. The good guys are on the road, taking on the Mets at Shea Stadium.

Bronson Arroyo will be pitching for the Reds, attempting to come back from a less than stellar first half of the season. The Mets will counter with some old guy.

Let’s hope the Reds can get off to a good start and finish the season strong. It begins tonight. Discuss it here.

33 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Metropolitans — 2007.07.12

  1. Just another reminder to all the Reds fans out there….Directv is showing a MLB Extra Innings free sample starting today and running through the 18th. I assume this is for other cable providers as well. So if you’re an out of market Reds fan like myself..check it out!!! Go Reds!!

  2. Reds lineup:

    Hatteberg 1b
    Freel cf
    Griffey rf
    Phillips 2b
    Dunn lf
    Encarnacion 3b
    Gonzalez ss
    Ross c
    Arroyo p

    Haven’t seen the Mets yet. In other news, the Reds claimed a LHP from (SURPRISE!) the Twins. Here’s the note from Rosecrans:

    In other transactions, the Reds claimed off waivers from the Twins LHP Alexander Smit. He has yet to be assigned to a Reds minor league affiliate.

    Smit, 21, went 1-4 with 1 save and a 5.86 ERA in 18 appearances (8 starts) this season with Class A Fort Myers, including a 3.86 ERA in 10 games as a reliever (8er, 18.2ip). Last season with Class A Beloit, Smit went 7-2 with a 2.99 ERA in 34 appearances (13 starts). He was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for August 7-13.

    Smit, a native of the Netherlands, was ranked by Baseball America as the Twins’ 14th-best prospect in 2003. In 2001 and 2002 he was a member of the Dutch National Junior Team and was selected to play on the Dutch Olympic Team in the 2002 International Cup in Cuba.

  3. Tuning in late, I see that it was an ignominious start to the second half for Arroyo. Homers to the first two batters he faces?

    Nothing allowed since, though, and 2-2 in the bottom of the 4th.

  4. I watched the first two Mets homer, then turned it off to go play with the kids. They’re in bed, and I’m back.

  5. Listening to the Chattanooga radio guys announce that Bruce homer: “Well, that’s it. We won’t see him again.”

  6. Hey, Jared Burton is back! Now he can walk everyone that Stanton couldn’t.

    Sorry, it’s the eighth inning. It’s fated/destined/cursed.

  7. And yet no runs score.

    Go Phillips! Nothing like a leadoff single in the ninth, down in a 1-run game.

  8. Brandon Phillips is the perfect Red. He’s an idiot.


    That’s some of the worst baserunning I’ve seen that didn’t involve Ryan Freel.

  9. Sheesh, Phillips. That’s just terrible.

    At least EE stole second, so we have a runner in scoring position again.

  10. If Conine gets on, Norris Hopper is on deck and he’d be coming up with two outs. So we have that going for us.

  11. Nope, nope, nope. 3-2 Mets, final. Arroyo’s back to his season-starting ways – good performance but no run support.

  12. Well, actually I guess it was a decent performance for Arroyo. Homers to the first two batters of the night kind of got the momentum started in the wrong way.

  13. Oh my. This was Homer Bailey’s start tonight in Louisville. He was AWFUL. 3.1 IP, 6 runs. Worse, on 6 hits, 5 walks, and 4 K.

  14. Bailey also had 2 bases stolen off him, had a wild pitch, and even a balk.

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