What do you think? Can Belisle toss 10 innings of one-run ball tonight?

I’ll settle for another win. Discuss it here.

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39 Responses

  1. DevilsAdvocate

    Yo is on the mound!

    He’ll be a tough assignment.

  2. DevilsAdvocate

    Wow! Pedro Lopez is on the bench, and Keppinger is at SS, and Edwin is at 3rd, and Ross is batting eighth!

    All seems right in the world.

  3. DevilsAdvocate

    Cincinnati Reds

    Hatteberg, 1b
    Hopper, CF
    Griffey, RF
    Phillips, 2b
    Dunn, LF
    Keppinger, SS
    Encarnacíon, 3b
    Ross, C
    Belisle, P

  4. DevilsAdvocate

    Milwaukee Brewers

    Weeks, 2b
    Counsell, SS
    Braun, 3b
    Fielder, 1b
    Mench, RF
    Jenkins, LF
    Miller, C
    Gwynn Jr., CF
    Gallardo, P

  5. DevilsAdvocate

    At least they made the kid throw a bunch of pitches. On to the 2nd.

  6. Chris W.

    Nice AB by Kep. Fell behind 0-2 and battled.

  7. Justin

    would have been good if there was 1 down instead of 2:P

  8. DevilsAdvocate

    Mark Sheldon & Marty talking, Alex Gonzalez ‘made an appearance in the clubhouse’. Say he might be back on the field by Friday.

  9. DevilsAdvocate

    Nice catch by Griffey! Still a sac. fly, though; 1-0 MIL.

  10. DevilsAdvocate

    Yo struggling a bit with control. Belisle walks – nice patience.

  11. DevilsAdvocate

    Norris Hopper: when the opposing pitcher is struggling to throw strikes, don’t help him out by swinging at the first pitch for a foul popout.

  12. DevilsAdvocate

    Reds should get these threats started before spotting the first two outs. But that’s the story for two innings – 5 baserunners, all with two out, all stranded.

  13. DevilsAdvocate

    How about Junior! Diving! Doubleplay!

  14. Justin

    Poor Matt, not a good outing at all

  15. DevilsAdvocate

    Gallardo is getting better as the game progresses, Belisle went the other direction. 4-0 after four.

  16. Justin

    Gosling has pitched effectively in relief shockingly.

  17. DevilsAdvocate

    Certainly Gosling’s been hot lately. He was great in that 15-inning game in Atlanta, and just as good tonight.

  18. DevilsAdvocate

    Despite not really doing anything, The Reds are still in the game and down 4-1 with two more chances against the Brewer bullpen. Think they’ll bring in Balfour again?

    Or maybe Turnbow will have one of his trademarked spectacular meltdowns.

  19. DevilsAdvocate

    Adam Dunn is awesome. 4-3 just like that.

  20. DevilsAdvocate

    Ha, Turnbow is rattled. Throws the next pitch to the backstop.

  21. DevilsAdvocate

    You know what Keppinger is? A professional hitter. In the mold of a younger Jeff Conine, or Joe Randa.

  22. DevilsAdvocate

    Edwin looking to bunt. I don’t know about that plan.

  23. DevilsAdvocate

    Thom sez: Edwin’s last sacrifice bunt was in AA-Chattanooga in 2004. No surprise that it didn’t work out here.

  24. abner

    Ugh. Villanueva comes in with a hammer. Quickly 2 away.

  25. abner

    Can javy get us back in again? Wild one gets Kepp to second.

  26. abner

    nope. K for the LLM. Onto the 9th down 4-3

  27. Matt B.

    Maybe if Stanton wasn’t so fat, that double play would’ve been turned. I am sick of seeing this guy.

    He looked out, though.

  28. DevilsAdvocate

    ‘sallright – that would have been a pretty Incredible doubleplay if they had somehow managed to turn it.

  29. Jared

    That was close. If it weren’t for Stanton, there wouldn’t have been a guy on base to get a double play. 😕

  30. Matt B.

    If his curveball gets any slower, the Reds should transfer his contract to a slow-pitch softball league.

    Base hit. Ugh.

  31. Jared

    I don’t think I can remember seeing this many foul balls in an inning.

  32. Matt B.

    I don’t care if it was a great pitch, Chris Welsh, this inning is Stanton’s fault.

  33. DevilsAdvocate

    Dammit Stanton, this half-inning has lasted about a half-hour and finally they score an insurance run. 5-3 MIL.

  34. Jared

    How can anyone in the administration want to keep Stanton around when he gives up runs so consistantly?

  35. DevilsAdvocate

    Gotta love Hatteberg. Man, has he been a nice hitter as a Red.

  36. DevilsAdvocate

    Ahhh. Game over, 5-3 MIL final.

  37. crypticphrasing

    This game’s on Belisle. He’s not giving the team a chance to win when he pitches. He needs to go into the bullpen…..