Sigh….

If you decide to watch the Reds tonight, feel free to discuss it here. I’ll be watching, but this team has lost 11 out of 14 and is showing no signs of coming out of this funk. Perhaps if Matt Belisle throws a no-hitter tonight, the Reds will have a chance of pulling out a 1-0 victory.

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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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  1. If I would have told you before the season started that after the first 24 games the Reds would have 3 starters with ERAs of 1.21 (1), 2.76, and 4.05 could you have imagined winning less than 40% of those games and being on a streak losing 11 out of 14?

    those 3 are a combined 5-5
    ugh

  2. If there’s any game that the Reds should and must win, this is it.

    Facing an offense that would be passable in AAA, Belisle ought to do well. Facing a pitcher . . . well, he just left in the first inning with an injury, so a big opportunity there as well.

  3. The Reds finally knocked an opposing pitcher out early!

  4. Ha! Good positive spin on that one, renbutler.

  5. If the Reds don’t win this one, I give up.

    Well, not really, but….

  6. Please have an offensive explosion, Reds!

  7. BP drives in Kepp and the Reds actually have a lead!

  8. It feels like forever since the Reds manufactured a run with a single.

  9. Defensive masterpiece.

  10. Woo! That lead lasted all of two pitches.

  11. 2 batters into the game, the game is tied. So much for the 1-0 victory hopes…

  12. Has Bellisle always worked this quickly or is this something new?

  13. Gameday just ID’d a Belisle curveball at 67mph with a 17″ break.

  14. There’s that curve again. That’s going to make somebody look foolish tonight.

  15. RBI by a relief pitcher.

    It is not our year.

  16. Thank you, Giants.

  17. Tie game now, until Belisle blows it.

  18. Heads up baserunning by Patterson, by the way.

  19. Wow, that’s a really good play by Phillips to sneak around the tag at second base.

  20. Oh please let the Reds win this game……

  21. Bako off on his throws tonight.

  22. Bellisle 9-0 on the GB-FB ratio.

  23. Reds with some luck falling their way.

  24. This is a wacky game already. Lots of good swings by the Reds, I’ll say that. 4-3, 1-run lead again.

  25. Seems kind of funny to double-switch someone out of the game in the top of the 4th. But that’s what SF just did.

  26. This really has been a wacky game so far. Hope the Reds can hold on.

  27. The most encouraging thing about this game is that the Reds have scored in three of the four innings.

  28. EEEEEEE

  29. Man, is it really just the 4th inning?

  30. Is Bellisle being deceptive because it seems like the Giants this inning are swinging late?

  31. Bellisle really slowed down his pace that inning.

  32. Edwin continues his tradition of getting an important hit in his next at-bat after making an error. RBI double makes it 5-3 Reds.

  33. So much for Bellisle being deceptive.

  34. Each team has scored in 4 of their 5 innings at bat.

  35. SF radio team says that was the first ball hit into the water this year.

    Bonds made us all take it for granted…PacBell (or whatever it’s called now – AT&T, maybe) is a tough park to hit for power in.

  36. Tough night for our own Matt Klinker also. 4 IP 5 R 5 ER 2 HR…

  37. I think George Grande worked that game when Thompson hit the “Shot heard round the world.”

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  38. Bako is suddenly a hitter this year. Hot start. Get the run back, 6-4 now. Belisle out after 5 innings & 72 pitches.

  39. Almost a quality start.

  40. Klinker can get that bad start out of the way (really mostly the 2 homers, looks like), and go back to his winning efforts. With the 10 2/3 shutout innings to start the year, ERA is still only 3.07 .

  41. Griffey got away with one there.

  42. ‘Got away with’? Did he go out of the baseline to take out the 2b?

  43. This game is crazy. Runs in 5 of 6 innings now for each team.

  44. SF announcers saying that an ump in the LA game got hit in the neck by a Brad Penny fastball that the catcher missed. Down and not moving, an ambulance is coming in. Scary stuff.

  45. For two teams that haven’t been able to hit their way out of a paper bag.

  46. No he popped up at the bag and threw his elbow out at the guy.

  47. Votto becoming the hit machine we expected.

  48. What sign is it when Berry grabs his crotch?

  49. Umps can be amazing.

  50. Joe West even.

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  51. Another bizawkward slide avoids the tag.

    GG was right–when was the last time the close plays all seemed to go the Reds way?

  52. The 1970’s. Maybe.

  53. This game is an Instant Classic.

  54. The Giants are playing like the Reds usually do… This is much for fun for a Reds fan to watch!

  55. Wow, ten runs. That’s almost unbelievable.

  56. Probably get shutout tomorrow.

  57. The Dodgers scored 10 runs in the first tonight. That includes 9 runs after having two outs and the bases empty.

  58. I sure hope this is the start of the offense getting on track.

  59. They are trying to kill Farney!

  60. When we have a ten or ore game winning streak I’ll believe the offense is on track.

  61. Awesome EE.

  62. Patterson is lame.

  63. Back-to-back doubles for the Giants in the bottom of the 9th…

  64. How much longer is Coffey with the Reds… Jeez.

  65. 5 run lead, Coffey gives up double, double, walk… Absolutely pathetic.

  66. First save opportunity for FC in over two weeks. Unreal.

  67. 10-8 now. Anyone still up watching this debacle?

  68. Coffey is worthless.

  69. Coffey should be canned…….get it coffey can!!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    Cordero just hit 98, that’s awesome.

  70. K finishes it.

  71. Coffey has to go.

  72. Repeat to self: “A win is a win.”

  73. Hey, Dave. Coffey was creamed.

  74. At least they won. It wasn’t pretty, but they won…

  75. When Coffey gave up one of those doubles, Welsh went on about how if Coffey could have kept that pitch 4 inches lower, it wouldn’t have been so bad. Of course, that would probably be true of every pitch Coffey has thrown this year.

  76. Send Coffey packing. We’ll see him latte.

  77. Coffey ain’t worth a hill of beans.

  78. Let this be the beginning of a long Reds winning streak.

  79. Coffey makes me go to the bathroom.

  80. Latte…beans…think of what we’ll lose if we send Todd Coffey back to AAA. We already lost Coutlangus, we just can’t afford to lose another source of constant puns… :mrgreen:

  81. Almost a four game.

  82. a four hour game.

  83. Namewise we still have Dick Pole and now Jocketty.

  84. Coffey almost Sanka potential win tonight.

  85. Dick Pole’s name is the joke – can’t do any more with that one. And Jocketty is boring upper-management that we won’t get to see on a regular basis. I’m going to go into withdrawal without Coffey.

  86. Coffey keeps me up at night.

  87. More contracts to eat, but please get rid of Coffey and Belisle. Enough is enough!

  88. Coffey, Belisle and Arroyo. Belisle is a AAAA pitcher, Arroyo needs to work on his command and Coffey is just awful.

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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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2008 Reds, Game Thread, Reds - General