Afternoon start at Great American Ballpark today, with Aaron Harang facing the Phils in his second start of the 2008 season. Philadelphia will counter with Adam Eaton, so the potential for the Redlegs to climb back above .500 is certainly there today.

Discuss it here….

About The Author

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.

Related Posts

52 Responses

  1. Chad

    Looks like they are actually going to get this one started on time.

  2. Jimmy James

    Lineups…for the Reds:

    Patterson CF
    Keppinger SS
    Griffey RF
    Phillips 2B
    Dunn LF
    Encarnacion 3B
    Hatteberg 1B
    Bako C
    Harang P

  3. Jimmy James

    …for the Phils:

    Rollins SS
    Victorino CF
    Utley 2B
    Howard 1B
    Burrell LF
    Jenkins RF
    Dobbs 3B
    Coste C
    Eaton P

  4. blazers

    eaton sucks, they should eat him up

  5. Chad

    Kepp is in elite company. Dunn, Griffey, and Keppinger shifts!

  6. Y-City Jim

    With a little work the Reds could have a “shifty” lineup.

  7. 22222

    What’s the prognosis on Valentin? DL?

  8. Y-City Jim

    So what’s the verdict on Valentin’s hammy?

  9. Y-City Jim

    Mr. OBP will get to lead off in the bottom of the third.

  10. Y-City Jim

    I hate it when the opposition scores two-out runs.

  11. Y-City Jim

    Isn’t this the third straight inning where the defender recording the final out leads off for the Reds?

  12. Y-City Jim

    Ball not carrying in the cold air.

  13. Bill

    Word is that Valentin is out for a couple of days, no DL trip (according to the person filling in for Fay.)

    If Hatteberg is the emergency catcher, I suppose that means Votto’s not pinch hitting, unless we want to see some adventures at first with Freel/Dunn/Griff or similar.

  14. Y-City Jim

    That isn’t Lucinda Williams singing that FarmersOnly.com commercial is it?

  15. Y-City Jim

    That’s what makes Harang a great one! Bearing down when the going gets tough!

  16. Y-City Jim

    Was that JTM commercial with Arroyo and Welsh produced by the same people that do the Burger King commercials because it is about as bizarre?

  17. Y-City Jim

    Likely Harang’s last inning of work today.

  18. Ron

    Boy oh boy, we are making Eaton look good. I cant believe some of the anemic swings they are putting on some of his pitches.

  19. Y-City Jim

    Now let’s see Votto do something at the plate!!

  20. Y-City Jim

    Incidentally the emergency catcher is out of the game.

  21. Y-City Jim

    Patterson has yet to single this season.

  22. Abner

    I’ll take a shot like Kepp’s here from BP.

  23. Jimmy James

    BP can’t deliver. Now let’s see if Coco can shut them down in the 9th.

  24. Jimmy James

    Coco is getting it up there at 95-96. Nice to have that kind of heat at the end of a game. It’s been a while for the Reds.

  25. Jimmy James

    I’m already lovin’ Coco Cordero. Now Dunn needs to end this one with a walkoff homer, his first of the season.

  26. Jimmy James

    BB. Now Edwin with a chance for more heroics.

  27. Jimmy James

    Another BB. Reds are threatening in the bottom of the 9th.

  28. Jimmy James

    Good bunt by Hopper, not surprisingly.

  29. Ron

    “Hammering Hank” Bako … who wudda thunk? 😆

  30. Chad

    Bako and Patterson are the heroes! I’ll take that every day.

  31. Abner

    Wow. And Freel with the speed at third takes away a play at the plate. Nice Win!

  32. Y-City Jim

    Note to Dusty Baker:

    Walks set up the table in the 9th.

  33. Y-City Jim

    Dusty passing out some love to Patterson in post game.

  34. Y-City Jim

    If I lived closer to Cincinnati I would be at the ball park tomorrow.

  35. GodlyCynic

    Note from Dusty:

    True, but they clogged up the bases until I put Freel out there.

  36. Chris

    Just catching up on Tivo. I was surprised to see Mercker pitching in the 8th inning of a tie game, but I guess I can’t really complain about him coming in to face Utley and Howard.

    I’m not convinced he can get good hitters out on a regular basis, but I haven’t see him throw every day for 6 weeks like Dusty Baker has. Baker obviously believes that Mercker has something left.

  37. preach

    Wait: If you want a bunt down, use a guy who knows HOW to bunt….that’s just crazy enough to work….