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Game Thread: Braves at Reds — 2007.08.22

Game three of a four game set against Hot-lanta tonight features Bronson Arroyo vs. Lance Cormier.

Sorry for the lack of a “Down on the Farm” feature today. The day turned out to be much busier than I had anticipated. Hey, Redleg Nation is fun, but sometimes life gets in the way.

I’ve settled in to watch the game tonight, though. Let’s discuss it here.

23 thoughts on “Game Thread: Braves at Reds — 2007.08.22

  1. Wow, I dont know if anyone else just saw that, but it looked like, after sliding ahead of the tag at home plate, Javy was pointing the lost ball out to McCann..?

  2. Surprised they let Arroyo bat here with 97 pitches through 5. But it sure worked out well. 4-1 Reds.

  3. That is an inspiringly smart move by Mackanin to take Arroyo out. He’s learning about the pitchcount effect on Arroyo, and he doesn’t want 130 pitches for Bronson tonight to turn into 8 runs allowed his next two times out. The Jones homer was as good an excuse to take him out as any.

  4. WWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Texas won the first game of a doubleheader in Baltimore, 30-3. No, that is not a typo. Most runs scored in the live ball era. In fact, I think the most scored since the 1800’s.

  5. Baltimore was actually leading 3-0 going into the 4th inning…talking about blowing a lead!

    I think we have found a team with a worse bullpen!

  6. Jeff Brantley needs to not try so hard. He doesn’t need to say, “It wouldn’t have mattered if Griffey had been in a three-point stance and sprinted towards third as soon as the ball was hit, he would still be exactly where he is right now, and that is third base. And that is because that man out in center field – and here I’m talking about Andruw Jones – he can cover it like there’s no tomorrow.” All in that slow even monotone . . . all he needs to say is just what happened; don’t fancy it up with awkward language you don’t need. “It wouldn’t have mattered what kind of jump Griffey got on that hit, Andruw Jones is just too quick out there and would have thrown him out from her to there.” It’s not so hard.

  7. Just for fun, here are Keppinger’s numbers projected over a full season (600 at bats):

    227 hits
    52 2B
    5 3B
    16 HR
    109 RBI
    114 R

    I realize rather unlikely to happen over a full season, but still puts his 116 AB output into perspective.

  8. Meanwhile, in AAA . . . Todd Coffey is now 2-2 at the plate since he was sent back down to Louisville. Also, he has an ERA of 1.83 . Also, he’s been credited with two wins.

  9. DA, I think anchoring on ESPN has possibly made Brantley that way. Many of the “personalities” there try to show off how “smart” they are or try to become bigger than the sport and entertain.

  10. That’s a good theory, Chicago. Bloviating on TV has corrupted many a broadcaster.

  11. Whew. Stanton got through a scoreless 1⅔ somehow. Glad to have him out of there and get things feeling a little more secure. The hottest hand in the bullpen is on.

  12. damn, i was thinking about going to that o’s doubleheader tonight. i wish i had!!!!

    just got home. chad, when life starts getting in the way of baseball, it’s time to change life!!! ha ha ha.

  13. Storrrrrrrmyyyyyyy . . .

    Weathers is on. Let’s hope he’s sharp, and gets to strike out Chipper swinging to end it.

  14. Weathers benefited from a bit of a wide strikezone there. But it’s a K to end the game. Reds beat the Braves again!

  15. Maybe Andruw Jones’ little showing up of Guardado on Monday got the Reds fired up a bit.

  16. And now the Lizard Man gets to give me a nice birthday present. A win and a 2nd series win over the vile Braves. We have won the season series from Hotlanta lets put a dagger in their play-off hopes. Onward to .500

  17. 30-3, and Wes Littleton picked up his first major league save. In fairness to Littleton, the lead was only 14-3 when he entered the game.

    You may also recognize one of the Orioles relievers names: Robert Allen Bell. Only 7 of the runs in 1.1 IP.

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