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  1. doesn’t it seem like votto is playing everyday?

    hope volquez gets through this inning and gets in line for the win. he needs to get more pitch efficient, for sure, but i’m still really excited about him and happy for him that he’s having success.

    if fogg hadn’t bombled last game, his sub-2 ERA would be all people would talk about.

  2. Edinson is now the first Red to exceed 100 pitches this year, right?

  3. Yet another bad ball/strike call by the ump…this one in our favor..thanky.

  4. Volquez is the first Reds pitcher this year, not named Harang or Arroyo, to throw over 100 pitches. Overall, I’m glad to see that restraint from Baker and the coaching staff.

    Burton and Coffey were the only relievers not to see any action last night.

  5. Ah – I thought even Harang was stopped short of 100 in his outings. But not quite.

  6. “Yet another bad ball/strike call by the ump…this one in our favor..thanky.”

    Caught VERY low, but it nibbled the very bottom of the strike zone at the bottom of the knee as it reached the plate.

  7. Jesus would u just get off it.

  8. he’s getting tired, gotta get this out here.

  9. Best inning so far coming in the 5th for EV..gotta love that.

  10. Harang: 99, 108, 99, 110
    Arroyo: 96, 102, 99
    Cueto: 92, 96, 82
    Volquez: 95, 75, 112 and counting

    (not that I’m keeping track or anything) 😀

  11. 7 game hit streak for Edwin.

  12. Cubs were taking a lot of pitches that inning, even the good strikes.

  13. Whew. Most exhausting 5 IP, 1ER outing ever.

  14. VOTTO IS ON FIRE!!!

  15. Joey Votto is for real!

  16. Middle of the order has finally started playing ball!

  17. It’s the Joey Votto Show!!!

  18. Big day for Joey! All 5 RBI!

  19. VOTTO!

  20. he’s got some work to do, maybe even a lot of work to do, but volquez is doing great in my book.

    15.1 IP, 2ER, 12H, 8BB, 16K

    And the reds offense comes alive!

    watch out Brewers, this is the type of game the reds needed to get going. Votto heating up, EdE heating up, Dunn looking better.

  21. renbutler: I’m not sure you’re watching the same game we are in regards to the strike zone. I’m watching it on TV (are you only relying on gameday or some such thing?)

    As for the Reds, how ’bout that Votto eh? 😀

  22. “Jesus would u just get off it.”

    So it’s okay to rag on umpires (which it should be) but it’s wrong to defend them?

    Please explain.

  23. That’s been the problem. Votto is supposed to get the starts versus LHP.

  24. What! Volquez hitting!?

  25. “renbutler: I’m not sure you’re watching the same game we are in regards to the strike zone. I’m watching it on TV (are you only relying on gameday or some such thing?)”

    Some pitches are obviously balls or strikes. When it’s close, I defer to Gameday. It picks up on things our eyes (and sometimes hearts) can’t.

    Sometimes Gameday proves an umpire’s ineptness, and at those times I’ll call them out. But today’s not one of those days. Sorry.

  26. Baker just didn’t want to use a PH with 2 out and bases empty, sez Marty: Burton’s still coming in for the 6th.

  27. what is dusty doing… a 111 pitches already….. nooooooooooooo!

  28. 112 PITCHES EV SHOULD BE DONE!!!!

  29. okay okay O was scared for a mintute!

  30. Why did Volquez bat for himself there? Burton replaced him in the bottom of the 6th.

  31. I thought about it….I agree with Dusty’s move.
    Do you really think if a pitch hitter got on that Hopper and Freel would bring him home with 2 out?

  32. i think we would have seen a pinch hitter if votto hadn’t gone yard.

  33. Thank god, put this damn thing on ice JB. CUBS SUCK

  34. Is it really legal to carry your bat to first with you? I don’t know, which is why I’m asking. It seemed wrong.

  35. *pinch

  36. Now it looks like the strike zone is getting a little wide. A strike to Volquez and at least one to Johnson were outside.

  37. ha ha – sweet egregious defensive miscues by someone other than the Reds. Seems so rare to see that happen on the other side.

  38. Woo hoo! Burton can’t slam the door, but the offense can!

    Griffey heating up a little. Definitely needed.

  39. hope they can carry this into the next series. the offense is finally looking like it’s supposed to. for the most part.

  40. I hope Baker is tempted to start and leadoff with Hopper more against RHP than Patterson. Would also like to see Griffey & Dunn stay back-to-back in the lineup.

  41. Don’t know if I agree with the error ruling.

  42. WGN broadcasters very complimentary toward Voltron.

  43. No clue why one of the bench guys was robbed of an AB there.

  44. Because Baker still can’t see that Patterson just isn’t that good of a player.

  45. Coffey attempts to close it out.

  46. EEEE is now EEEEE even though our defensive specialist didn’t help out a whole lot.

  47. The JavaMan responds!!!

  48. Finally, a win! Good work today Reds…let’s keep the winning going!

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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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