Reds and Fish start a weekend set tonight with a pretty good pitching matchup: Aaron Harang vs. Dontrelle Willis. I will probably miss part of the game because high school football starts tonight in my area, and we’re probably going to go to the game.

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  1. Game is getting ready to start and I already regret coming out in this heat to watch a football game, of all things. Football. Ugh.

  2. It would be nice if Harang allows fewer than 3 homeruns tonight. It’s a pretty powerful lineup the Marlins have got.

  3. David Ross is playing in Louisville tonight. He’s batting second; walked in his first plate appearance. Also, Bailey is supposed to make a rehab start in Sarasota tonight but it’s raining there.

  4. Hopper, Cantu, and Ellison in the lineup at the same time? All of a sudden, I’m glad that I’m at a football game. Terrible.

  5. What bothers me is that the Reds can start crap like that while Joey Votto rots away in AAA.

  6. Cincinnati Reds

    Norris Hopper, cf
    Jeff Keppinger, ss
    Griffey Jr., rf
    Phillips, 2b
    Jorge Cantu, 1b
    Encarnacíon, 3b
    Javier Valentín, c
    Jason Ellison, lf
    Harang, p

  7. Florida has an extra bat in the lineup with Willis.

  8. I can understand Cantu and Hopper but why is Ellison starting too?!

  9. There’s only one more week to go, Chad. It’ll be alright.

  10. It’s the proverbial “keep ’em sharp” semiweekly start for the 24th and 25th guys on the roster.

  11. Alright, Todd Coffey is recalled after 15 games with a 1.83 ERA, Livingston is on the 15 day DL. Who takes Livingston’s spot in the rotation?

  12. And look at it this way – with this lineup, now the Reds bench is loaded for the late innings. Benitez better watch out.

  13. No one knows, Jared. Belisle is back to take spot #4, and beat writer speculated that Gosling will get the #5 – at least for one start. And this isn’t even mentioning Elizardo at #3, who the Reds seem to want to keep on a very low pitchcount. He hasn’t looked that good regardless.

    It’s not only the Reds’ staff that has been thinned substantially by injuries etc., but Louisville’s and even Chattanooga’s to an extent.

  14. LLM pulls through AGAIN!!!

  15. I know there is only one more week, DA, but they have wasted a month. Not a huge problem, just a dumb decision by a team that has made a lot of dumb decisions over the last decade.

  16. I just wonder if we have some dead arms in play with Aaron and Bronson’s arms?

  17. What a hitting machine we have at short tonight!!3 -3

  18. Are you kidding me!?!? Dunn, Hamilton and Hatteberg on the bench and you pinch hit Gonzalez?

  19. I left the football game at halftime with my team up 28 to 0. Get home just in time to see the Reds score and waste an opportunity when Gonzo hits into a 2B play to get more.

    Baseball is always better than football, even if the baseball involves these crappy Reds.

  20. The Majewk Man is in the game, with an ERA under 10 for practically the first time in his Reds career. And he pitches a good season. That’s good to see.

  21. Walk to Kepp and Junior comes to the plate.

  22. And Dontrelle makes him look silly.

  23. Hector Carrasco comes in. THE Hector Carrasco?

  24. Ha ha, I mixed up the Lousiville gameday with the Reds. I thought Carrasco was in the Nationals system, last I’d checked. As a former Red, it’s practically the law that he be with that organization. Nevermind.

  25. So a bunch of scoring since I stepped away. More homers off Harang, but it also looks like some of the hard-hit balls the Reds were hitting off Willis finally found holes.

  26. Phillips with the rare Great American triple. An insurance run for Weathers is a good thing. 5-3 Reds.

  27. Nice work Phillips. I don’t exactly know if the gameday pitch tracker is working correctly with that at bat though (can’t watch live).

  28. I guess it will be Weathers, cause we need a full pen tomorrow night.

  29. Ugh…Leadoff walk, then a single…

    2 on, no one out…

  30. Come on Weathers. A 2-run lead ought to be money in the bank.

  31. Ellison has a cannon for an arm, certainly. Nice throw to hold the runners, one third of the way home as they say.

  32. Nice pitch to get Ramirez swinging… 2 down, still 2 on.

  33. Got away with a crappy fastball to Uggla!

  34. Phew – Weathers strands the two runners…. 4 in a row for the Reds – can they make it 5 tomorrow?!

  35. Whew. He makes it interesting, no doubt about it.

  36. Reds win, whats the rest of the Centeral gonna do? All the important games are later.

  37. Now that we’re not distracted by Stormy, down on the farm Louisville has just come all the way back from a 9-2 deficit to tie up their game at 9. They’ve got an explosive offense. And Votto & Bruce aren’t even the big contributors tonight.

  38. Yikes. Johnny Cueto struck out 11 in 6 innings down in AA, but also gave up 4 runs and got pinned with the loss.

  39. I am happy Matt Buhlyle is back.

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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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2007 Reds, Reds - General