(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.

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  1. Is anyone else listening to the SD broadcast on XM?

    Does anyone else think this guy talks WAY too fast?

  2. 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…..

  3. Dammit, Freel missed.

  4. It’s like the freakin’ Micro Machines guy!

  5. Did Welsh just say Wolf had Janish velocitized?

  6. Griffey, bomb! # 598. 2-0 good guys

  7. 598! 2-0 good guys.

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

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

    And that was my mulligan! 😀

  10. 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.

  11. Sounds like Baker finally looked at the back of Patterson’s baseball card.

  12. GregD: You mean they still print Patterson baseball cards?! 🙄

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

  14. Hopefully two runs will be enough for Harang.

  15. Detroit back up by 6, but this should be an interesting finish.

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

  17. However, 70 pitches through four for the San Diego Kid.

  18. 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.

  19. Not a whole lot of hitting going on with these two clubs… 15 combined strikeouts through half the ballgame.

  20. I can’t believe Randy Wolf has 8 K’s through 5 innings.

  21. Yeah, he’d be unstoppable in Petco Park. I agree, I’m glad he’s one of the good guys.

  22. A Reds error gives the opposition a run. That sounds familiar.

  23. …and now it’s 3-2 Padres. I still hate the West Coast.

  24. 4-2 Padres and I give up. *sigh*

  25. dusty got his money’s worth!

  26. Dusty ejected! Hopefully this gets the guys fired up.

  27. Wow. EE was ejected from 75 ft away. That’s harsh.

  28. i predict josh fogg will pitch tonight.

  29. What the hell? four homers allowed…in Petco?!!??

  30. On a 60 degree night, no less.

    Are we done with Mike Lincoln yet?

  31. 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.

  32. 8-2, goodnight everyone. Might as well get some sleep this week. What a waste staying up for this roadtrip.

  33. 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.

  34. Is it time to fire the GM again?

  35. 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.

  36. 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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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