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Game Thread: Reds at Padres — 2008.05.22

(I choose to forget about the Dodgers series that just ended.)

The Reds begin a four game series in San Diego tonight, looking to expand on the recent success experienced by sweeping the Indians and the Marlins. Aaron Harang is on the hill, facing Randy Wolf, so you have to like our chances in this one.

Let’s just hope the offense will back up Harang with some runs. Adam Dunn has started to crush the ball, and Griffey’s swing is coming around, but others are faltering now. Plus, the defense has been absolutely atrocious. It’s time to get those things ironed out.

Discuss the game here….

38 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Padres — 2008.05.22

  1. Dusty Baker said Ryan Freel will likely start the next two games as well with lefties throwing for the Padres. “Corey (Patterson) has good numbers against some of those lefties,” Baker said. “But he’s just not hitting or getting on base.”

    Cant get anything by you Dusty…..

  2. I AGREE with you, Chad. The Dodgers series was their mulligan.

    And that was my mulligan! πŸ˜€

  3. Of all the places least likely for Griffey to finally homer again in…really? Petco? Great that it finally happened, it was a long drought.

  4. For those who care, Boston is making a comeback against detroit (NBA), now down 2 with five to play

  5. Harang has struck out 7 through four. Not bad…he likes pitching in his hometown, I guess.

  6. Could you imagine if Harang was a Padre? His stats would be quite audacious I imagine. That said, I’m very glad he is under contract for the next four years.

  7. If we get swept by the Pads and we return home with a lineup that still includes Patterson, and does not include Bruce, Im going to forefit the rest of the season. We are getting beat down by the worst team in baseball. The 6 game win streak was a farce. Those six games did not fix what was wrong with this team.

  8. I am REALLY glad I moved back to Ohio tonight. I would’ve been sitting there at the ballpark watching this b.s. in person, at $40 a ticket.

  9. Wow, this is really sad. I am trading the Reds in for the Rangers. They’re only one game under 500. Unreal, they’re so terrible…Even the Orioles are finally doing good.

  10. Rangers Josh Hamilton now leads all triple crown categories. Tied with Quentin in HR, leads in AVG and RBI. I continue to root for the guy!

    The Reds probably could have had Carlos Quentin, a RH hitting OFer, pretty cheaply, too.

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