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  1. DevilsAdvocate

    Cincinnati Reds

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

  2. DevilsAdvocate

    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. DevilsAdvocate

    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. DevilsAdvocate

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

  5. DevilsAdvocate

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


  6. DevilsAdvocate

    And a quick hook for Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoh. 2â…” innings and that’s it. Braves bullpen is suspect, isn’t it?

  7. Jared

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

  8. DevilsAdvocate

    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. Randy

    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. Jimmy James

    I agree with that, Randy.

    On another note, Livingston has settled down nicely.

  11. Jimmy James

    Never mind. I spoke too soon about Livingston.

  12. Mike

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

  13. DevilsAdvocate

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

  14. Jared

    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.

  15. DevilsAdvocate

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

  16. Jared

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

  17. ChicagoRedsFan

    Cantu comes through again. Nice.

  18. DevilsAdvocate

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

  19. DevilsAdvocate

    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.”

  20. Chad

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

  21. Jared

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

  22. Chris W.

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

  23. DevilsAdvocate

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

  24. Chris W.

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

  25. Jared

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

  26. Chad

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

  27. Chad

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

  28. Chris W.

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

  29. Jimmy James

    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.

  30. Jimmy James

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

  31. Jimmy James

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

  32. Chris W.

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

  33. Randy

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

  34. Chad

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

    We have to play again soon.

  35. Chris W.

    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!

  36. Jimmy James

    Does she have the hots for Will Ferrell?

  37. Chris W.

    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!

  38. Chad

    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.

  39. Chris W.

    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!

  40. Chad

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

  41. Jimmy James

    My wife looks like Chris Sabo.

  42. Jimmy James

    And please don’t tell her I said that.

  43. Jimmy James

    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.

  44. Chad

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

  45. Jimmy James

    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.

  46. DevilsAdvocate

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

  47. Chris W.

    Consider me on the Jeff Keppinger bandwagon!

  48. Chad

    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.

  49. Chris W.

    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!

  50. Chris W.

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

  51. Chad

    And I’ll have bragging rights over my brother.

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

  52. Jimmy James

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

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

  53. Chad

    Nice play by Edwin!!!

    And this one belongs to the Reds!!!

  54. DevilsAdvocate

    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.

  55. Chad

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

  56. Chris W.

    You just want to see more of Gary Majewski!

  57. Y-City Jim

    Lights out bullpen!

    Bray 3-0!!!

  58. gboll

    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.

  59. willy

    i heard that they arent ognna let rose come.

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