Game Thread: Reds at Braves — 2007.07.17 Chad Dotson 07/17/2007 108 Bronson Arroyo is back on the mound for tonight’s game against Hot-lanta. More of this, please. Discuss it here. Share this:TweetPrint 108 Responses Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 NEWS ALERT!!! NO LOPEZ AT SS TONIGHT!!! Keppinger is getting the start at SS. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Bonds sitting again tonight. Why do the Cubs want Jason Kendall? Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Maybe we missed our chance to deal Chad Moeller! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Our leadoff man’s last BB was on May 19th. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 I would love to see Arroyo break the 7 inning threshold tonight. Nine innings of shutout baseball should do it. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 The walkless streak continues for Freel. 80+ at bats now. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 He never caught that ball!!! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Not very patient tonight. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 I knew when Eddie double pumped it was going to be wild. What a play by Conine on the other end! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Maybe this has been mentioned and I don’t know if it is legit or not but George Grande has a MySpace page. Justin 07/17/2007 Phillips is 2 for 2 tonite. he is killing the ball. That is only good news for us. Chris 07/17/2007 Anyone have a Paris Hilton update? Justin 07/17/2007 The undying Jeff Conine or 10 or 11 is up. And he is able to Fly out to left and watch Phillips get chopped down at 3rd. Excellent. Chris 07/17/2007 “Grande’s” myspace page links to “Marty’s.” My favorite item from Marty’s: “Children: I don’t want kids Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Paris is in the studio recording her 2nd album. I’ll be sure to snatch that up as fast as I snatched up the 1st one. I also heard she was giving Posh Beckman some flack but that might be old news. Bill 07/17/2007 Phillips is hitting, but he’s another dumb player..in the Ryan Freel mold. And they’re saying what a good player Conine just made..but if he’d made a good play, he’d have got a DP by going to second. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 George’s MySpace is a web designer’s nightmare and it contains some pretty weird stuff on George. Justin 07/17/2007 Ayrro is good through 4. Shockingly enough. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Another case tonight of the Reds making a mediocre pitcher look like Greg Maddux. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Has Arroyo thrown even 40 pitches? Justin 07/17/2007 Can Ross do anything Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 This might be the Reds best chance since a pitcher is coming to the plate. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Reds pitchers are 5 for 5 over the past two nights and we have Arroyo showing bunt? Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Well, we know Freel won’t walk! Justin 07/17/2007 Arroyo at 54 pitches it doesnt seem like it though. grounds out to move Ross to 3rd though. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Freel makes me a liar! Justin 07/17/2007 My God he walked. Justin 07/17/2007 and stole 2nd. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 WOW!!! A SS that hits!!! Justin 07/17/2007 Reyes cant find the zone at all and when he does it is a DOUBLE by Keppinger to score both Ross and Freel. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 We have to move Phillips to SS next year and play Keppinger at 2B. Move Gonzo in the off season. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 He may be the Reds’ leadoff hitter of the future. Justin 07/17/2007 wow. Reds can take a series from Atlanta with a win. Chris 07/17/2007 Let’s not get too excited. Kepp’s a nice bench guy, but I think you’ll sacrifice some defense, and while his OBP will be 50 points higher than Gonzalez’, he’ll give back 60-70 in SLG. Justin 07/17/2007 I have always like Keppinger. He was given a raw deal in New York and the Royals never gave him a chance for some unknown reason. He killed the ball at Louisville Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 This upcoming series with Florida could be a key to regaining some respectability this season. Justin 07/17/2007 1st +3rd Harris up…1 down uh oh. Justin 07/17/2007 Harris out on strikes. 1 more Bronson!! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Keppinger did well when batting leadoff at Louisville. His SLG may improve with the GABP factor. He is weaker defensively but sometimes you have to make that sacrifice. Time will tell. He’ll never make it under the Krivsky scope but that may be a moot point come October. Justin 07/17/2007 Not deep enough Renteria. Inning over!! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Nice resiliency by Arroyo especially after the Three Stooges act by “Larry” Dunn, “Curly” Freel, and “Mo” Phillips. Justin 07/17/2007 he has improved his defense over the years. he is a good player to have on the squad I think. Phillips so close. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Who were the 12 LHers the rest beat this year? They must have been horrid or else the Reds got great pitching for those games. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Phillips is an athlete for sure. Justin 07/17/2007 More issues of Andy Jones destroying his open market value. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Frank Robinson bobblehead! That’s cool! When will there be a Big Klu bobblehead? Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Is Krivsky scouting Atlanta? Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Back on the topic of George Grande, I can’t believe the guy was a ballplayer at USC! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Ross flirting with the Mendoza line again. Arroyo flirting with the Pedro Lopez line. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 I’ll give Reyes credit for a good performance though I think the Reds hitters helped. Backhanded compliment, I guess. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Man!! I miss Josh Hamilton!!! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Give the Atlanta fans a treat, Griffey!!! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 THATS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!! DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 Bless you, Ken Griffey. DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 Griffey now has 5 stolen bases. What a year. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Nice job, Phillips!!! DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 SB pays off, 2 more runs. 6-0, I’m loving this. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Some good clutch hitting that inning! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 It is so nice when the Reds play well and oh so bad when they play like crap. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 3 hits, 9 K and 2 BB through 7 innings. This is the Arroyo we love! DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 Season-high 9 K’s for Arroyo in 7 innings. He’s also thrown exactly 100 pitches. Time to take him out – pushing Arroyo beyond his limits is what got his bad streak started, and he’s finally recovered now. Don’t fear the bullpen with a 6-0 lead. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Speaking of Hawaiian baseball players, remember Mike Lum? Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 I think they said Stanton is coming in to set it up for Weathers. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Arroyo’s ERA dropped 0.27 points tonight. Let’s preserve the shutout and, more importantly, the victory. DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 Mackanin wouldn’t use Weathers again, would he? Can’t he save their only semi-reliable relief pitcher for more critical situations? Unless, of course, Stanton & co. give up 5 runs here. I wouldn’t put it past ’em. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 How many chances has Keppinger had tonight? Edwin has been pretty aggressive over there at 3B. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Who gets the nod for the close if not Weathers? Coffey, since he pitched just 1/3 of an inning last night? Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Griffey’s lost ball in the lights cost the Reds the shutout. Slam the door, Stanton! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Stanton needs to hang the spikes up for the last time this October. DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 You walk Jeff Francoeur on four pitches, and you’re fired. That’s just awful. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Stanton is going to force Mackanin to yank him before the inning ends. DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 Good god. Give me a break. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Valiant effort by Freel. That would have been a heck of a catch! DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 Frickin’ eighth inning. Chris 07/17/2007 Nice work @ #65, there, DA. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 I wish the guy could go out on top but Stanton really needs to consider hanging it up NOW. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Shoulder the burden, Weathers! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Does anyone in this Atlanta lineup not complain about strikes? DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 RE: #65, I was totally wrong! Stanton & co. only gave up four runs, not five! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Can we get this done before “The Bronx is Burning” comes on? I forgot to watch it last night. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 DA, I’m glad you overestimated rather than underestimated! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Talking Stanton trade. It would take some additional cash and the receiving team might send the Reds a bobblehead in exchange. Justin 07/17/2007 I would give Stanton away for a bobble head and a bag of balls. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 A two SB night for Griffey! When’s the last time that happened? Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Justin, are you set on getting the bag of balls? 😀 Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Whatever happened to the imminent downpour of rain in Atlanta? Justin 07/17/2007 Pinch Hitter, Harris and Renteria due up for Braves. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 The Braves fans with the annoying Florids State chant ripoff! DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 July 18, 1999 was the last time Griffey stole 2 bases in a game. 8 years almost to the day. Justin 07/17/2007 I would perfer the bag of balls to the bobble head. Balls are more expensive. Justin 07/17/2007 Lets go Weathers…downpour and doubleplay. Chris 07/17/2007 They aren’t kidding around here. The Braves have ripped just about everything. DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 I hate Chipper Jones more than any other Brave. Blerg. Justin 07/17/2007 Freel under it in center and This one belongs to the Reds!! DevilsAdvocate 07/17/2007 It’s a win. I’m going to go have a heart attack. Abner 07/17/2007 Survived. Chad 07/17/2007 I can’t stand Mike Stanton or David Weathers. They just exhaust me. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Another series win. You’re welcome, Mets! Chad 07/17/2007 I’ll take the win, but after a 6-0 lead and an outstanding performance by Bronson, it shouldn’t be so nerve-wracking! Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Weathers and Stanton likely won’t be here next year to stand. I’ll be at Jacobs Field tomorrow afternoon watching the scoreboard to look for a Reds sweep. Justin 07/17/2007 Reds look to Sweep the Braves. wow. I cant believe I am saying that. 2nd sweep in 3 series. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 Especially with two regulars out of the lineup. Justin 07/17/2007 It will be interesting to see if Weathers will be back. I am not convinced he will be traded nor will he retire. Y-City Jim 07/17/2007 I don’t think Weathers will retire but I could see him being traded. Some teams will pay a high price for relievers. 😀 Chad 07/17/2007 Wonder what Jim Bowden would give us for Weathers? Brian 07/17/2007 So Lopez has been starting at short for the last week because Keppinger can’t play the position. If they’re going to play Keppinger there now, why did they wait? Why not have the guy who can, you know, hit, play over the guy who can’t? And if they are so worried about Keppinger not being able to play short, do we really think Brandon would be against playing short for a few days? Justin 07/17/2007 JB would give us back Ryan Wagner. He is currently broken. Glenn 07/18/2007 Mike Stanton is killing me. Slowly, but surely he is affecting my health. Maybe he’ll get packaged up in a trade and I won’t have to suffer like this next year.