Jeff Conine has been traded. Free Joey Votto!!!

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  1. Cincinnati Reds

    Hopper, cf
    Keppinger, ss
    Griffey, rf
    Phillips, 2b
    Dunn, lf
    Encarnacíon, 3b
    Cantu, 1b
    Joregensen, c
    Livingston, p

  2. Missed call there – should have called Johnson out for running outside the baseline. Instead he’s on first on a swinging strikeout, when Jorgensen’s throw hits the runner. Who, again, was very clearly running intentionally in fair territory to get in front of 1b Cantu.

  3. Meanwhile, the Braves are falling all over themselves swinging at Livingston’s offerings. Sometimes they’re missing them by a country mile, sometimes they’re hitting them a country mile.

  4. That’s Roger McDowell? (as Braves pitching coach.) He looks very different than how I remember him in his playing days.

  5. Hey, tie game! Encarnacion coming through with two out and the bases loaded.

    3-3.

  6. And a quick hook for Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoh. 2⅔ innings and that’s it. Braves bullpen is suspect, isn’t it?

  7. Well, Cantu certainly looking good in the only AB I’ve seen.

  8. Suspect? You bet! Jorge Cantu with the 2-run double on the first pitch fastball. 5-3, and this is a lot better than yesterday.

  9. Cantu could go 5-5 tonight, and it doesn’t change the fact that the Reds are clueless. They trade Conine, and rather than take the opportunity to finally get Votto in the lineup, they call up Cantu and stick him at first. Wayne Krivsky is a complete idiot. There’s no other explanation.

  10. I agree with that, Randy.

    On another note, Livingston has settled down nicely.

  11. Never mind. I spoke too soon about Livingston.

  12. Very poor outing by Livingston. The Reds starting pitching continues to be bad outside of Harang and sometimes Arroyo.

  13. OK, 7-6 ATL now. How many more total runs are going to score tonight? I’d put the over/under at 8.

  14. What a slugfest tonight.

  15. Mahay missing high today, I hope he stays in a while. Sounds like a recipe for as many more runs as it takes before pulling him.

  16. Awwww, Majewski gets pinch-hit for by Bellhorn. He’ll have to wait another day to get his ERA below 10.

  17. 7-7 now.

  18. DA — ..or over 15. Our relievers are 6 runs in one inning, half a dozen in the other.

  19. Cantu comes through again. Nice.

  20. Best part of this game so far? Chipper Jones: 0-4 with a GIDP, 5 runners left on.

  21. Norris Hopper: even when he swings away he bunts.

    TV announcer gets off a good quip: “Norris Hopper can drive the ball to all parts of the infield.”

  22. Jeff Francoeur has a gun. A cannon. I’d love to see a throwing contest between him and Josh Hamilton.

  23. DA, that is hilarious, about Hopper. Who said it?

  24. Keppinger wasn’t even close at home. Looked like Phillips probably had a good shot at 3rd while McCann was looking for confirmation.

  25. Come on Berry! You gotta know the arm out there!

  26. Not Thom – the other one. I don’t know the Reds tv announcers. Welsh?

  27. Who do we have on this team who will retaliate? 😈

  28. I’d really like to see pitchers tipping their hat when they hit a guy. I really don’t understand why they don’t.

  29. Yeah, that was a brain cramp by 3B coach Mark Berry. You don’t send anyone on Frenchy, and definitely not someone like Keppinger.

  30. Chris Welsh is the other guy on tv tonight. That’s a great quote by him.

  31. That was definitely a brain fart by Berry. Its about like a 3 putt when you have a 10 footer for birdie. 😯

  32. Football is hard work. And groin pulls.

    And if I have to listen to that DirecTV commercial again, I’m going to take a hostage.

  33. I didn’t do that today, did I, Chris W?

  34. I 2-putted hole 15!

  35. Here comes Jared Burton. Nice job by Bill Bray today…and he’s done a nice job all season thus far.

  36. The best thing about Bray, as opposed to his cohort Majewski, is that Bray looks like a normal human being.

  37. Keep playing with me and I’ll have you breaking 90!

  38. Two 1Bs have played for the Reds tonight, and neither are named Votto.

  39. You’ve proven yourself to me, Chris. You turned me around immediately, mid-round.

    We have to play again soon.

  40. My wife said that Majewski looks like a human being, just not a very good lookin’ one. Of course she’s got the hots for Adam Dunn!

  41. Does she have the hots for Will Ferrell?

  42. She said no!

  43. Alright, just realized that by canceling out on watching the Lookouts and going to Cincy this weekend, I’ll get to watch the retirement ceremony for Concepcion!

  44. I had that thought earlier, Chris, when I saw them advertising the Concepcion ceremony. We may have to join you. I’ll let you know.

  45. So she’s moved from LaRue to Cantu? Man, her standards have really dropped! Next thing you know, she’ll think you’re hot! 😛

    That definitely makes it worth going up this weekend!

  46. Gotta love Jared Burton.

  47. My wife is still hot for Chris Sabo.

  48. There’s been talk of Bray as the future closer, but Jared Burton has closer written all over him.

  49. My wife looks like Chris Sabo.

  50. Spuds!

  51. And please don’t tell her I said that.

  52. If Brandon Phillips had ANY on-base skills whatsoever, he’d be a stud 2B. As it is, he’s a slightly above average 2B.

  53. Dunn has been on base four times tonight. I can’t believe they’d even consider letting him go after this season.

  54. Is it raining? The Weather seems Stormy all of a sudden.

    I hope Weathers doesn’t blow this one, after some good relief innings by the Reds…but I have a bad feeling about it. Weathers is due to blow another one.

  55. Here we go – another 1-run lead entrusted to Weathers.

  56. Consider me on the Jeff Keppinger bandwagon!

  57. My wife is mad, and she’s demanding that I post a clarification: she does not think Jorge Cantu is hot. Bronson Arroyo, maybe; Cantu, definitely not.

  58. A win tonight (or at some point in this series) and I at least have bragging rights at work over winning the season series versus the Braves!

  59. Teixeira is up with a runner on. I’m concerned.

  60. Does she prefer the long haired Arroyo, or the corn-rowed Arroyo?

  61. And I’ll have bragging rights over my brother.

    Base on balls, and Frenchy is up with two on. Crap.

  62. Long-haired Arroyo.

  63. Hey, they threw a pitch and Francoeur didn’t swing!

    And the next one was two feet outside, but he swung at that one.

  64. BRAGGING RIGHTS!

  65. Nice play by Edwin!!!

    And this one belongs to the Reds!!!

  66. On a night where the starter didn’t get through the fifth inning, the good part of the bullpen comes on and throws shutout ball. Fantastic.

  67. If we’d seen that bullpen all year, we’d be in first place in the NL Central.

  68. You just want to see more of Gary Majewski!

  69. Lights out bullpen!

    Bray 3-0!!!

  70. I love Majewski.

  71. An usher at a game last weekend told us that several members of the Big Red Machine are supposed to be at the game including Pete Rose. It was scheduled for another date but Pete couldn’t be there so Concepcion asked for a date change. Should be a good one.

  72. i heard that they arent ognna let rose come.

    anyways good game.
    horrible pitching but good offense.
    man i like this cantu guy

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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