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Game Thread: Brewers at Reds — 2007.07.26

It’s an afternoon affair in Cincinnati today, as the Reds attempt to take 3 of 4 from the first-place Brew Crew. Rookie left-hander Bobby Livingston takes Homer Bailey’s start again today; let’s hope he’s as successful as he’s been the last couple of times he’s toed the rubber.

Dave Bush is pitching for Milwaukee. Hey, if you don’t know anything about Milwaukee, listen in on this conversation between two academics as they discuss the city:

Wayne Campbell: So, do you come to Milwaukee often?

Alice Cooper: Well, I’m a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting here in the late 16th century.

Pete: Hey, isn’t “Milwaukee” an Indian name?

Alice Cooper: Yes, Pete, it is. In fact , it’s pronounced “mill-e-wah-que” which is Algonquin for “the good land.”

Wayne Campbell: I was not aware of that.

Alice Cooper: I think one of the most interesting things about Milwaukee is that it’s the only American city to elect three Socialist mayors.

Wayne Campbell: Does this guy know how to party or what?

Enjoy the game, and discuss the game here.

UPDATE — For what it’s worth, here’s something else to discuss:

It appears that future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. will not be leaving the Cincinnati Reds in the near future.

Several major league scouts say the team is not offering Griffey in any trade talks, and if Reds GM Wayne Krivsky is trying to deal Griffey by the July 31 deadline, he hasn’t asked Griffey or his agent, Brian Goldberg, for permission.

Not surprising, but interesting nonetheless. I couldn’t imagine the Reds would try to trade Griffey as long as he’s chasing 600 homers. This team is terrible, so they have to hang on to marketable commodities.

68 thoughts on “Game Thread: Brewers at Reds — 2007.07.26

  1. That’s what i figured. I think they hope Hamilton comes back and gets the at-bats that he needs.
    What is your line-up and pitching rotation next year?

  2. Gameday just said that Coutlangus got the single to lead off bottom 9. Surely it was a pinch hitter, no?

  3. Bruce shoiuldn’t be sent anywhere, hits OPS is 960.

    Tell me Gametracker is wrong and Coutlangus isn’t hitting in the bottom of the 9th

  4. Speed doesn’t slump…Hopper hustles his way into scoring position to lead off the ninth. Excellent shape for Hatteberg.

  5. Holy hell, Norris Hopper gets himself in scoring position representing the tying run? We gotta win this one.

  6. Well, at least they tied it up. Think Stanton will get the call again? Who’s fresh in the bullpen?

  7. It’s Burton.

    Left in the ‘pen are Gosling and Stanton. Weathers threw two innings about 16 hours ago, so I don’t know if they’ll be able to put him back out there today except as a last resort.

  8. Burton 1-2-3.

    Dunn leads off with a double. RISP, no outs, you MUST win this NOW. No excuses.

  9. That was a fun game, after all is said and done. Frustrating that Saarloos still can’t get a single soul out, and too bad that Livingston doesn’t have anything to show for yet another solid effort. But a fine ending thanks to LLM.

    Burton is 2-1 now, and won both those games in this series, didn’t he? In fact, Valentín gave him the win both times.

    Bring on the Cubs.

  10. Saarloos…please just go.

    Ick. Nice series win for the Reds. Let’s hope they can keep it up.

  11. Mackanin’s 12-8 start is the best mark through 20 games for any of the Reds’ last seven managers

    Wow. What does that say about this franchise for the last couple years…

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