The Official Jay Bruce Debut Game Thread Chad Dotson 05/27/2008 241 The adventure begins…. Discuss it here. Share this:TweetPrint 241 Responses Matt B. 05/27/2008 Jerry Hairston Jr. ss Jay Bruce cf Ken Griffey Jr. rf Brandon Phillips 2b Adam Dunn lf Edwin Encarnacion 3b Joey Votto 1b Paul Bako c John Cueto p Votto 7th? Come on. Kurt Frost 05/27/2008 You didn’t expext a lineup that made sense did you? dan 05/27/2008 wow, thank god no CP. I understand the DFA, but I can’t say I’m very confident we’ve seen the last of the Dusty Baker / Corey Patterson love affair. I think until CP is taken away from Baker, he’ll still feel compelled to start CP and he’ll put him at top of the order, regardless of performance. CP will bat lead off again, I believe. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 So now it’s ss batting first and cf batting second. Poor Dusty just can’t kick that habit can he? Ellis 05/27/2008 God Votto is brutal. Ew. mhopp 05/27/2008 Here we go with the errors at first mhopp 05/27/2008 Too bad Hatteberg is in the minor leagues Chris 05/27/2008 That’s two in a row for Votto. I think he’s an okay defensive 1b. He just has major problems with that one play. mhopp 05/27/2008 Can Cueto pitch out of this? Chris 05/27/2008 Brantley is a lot better when he’s away from Marty – much less critical and more analytical. He’s actually giving me some perspective on the game, rather than just bitching. Chris 05/27/2008 My X.Nady story: My then-fiance and I had to wait a few minutes for the priest for our last pre-wedding meeting. He was delayed a bit talking to X.Nady and his fiance, who were looking at churches. He got traded to DallasÃ‚Â the Mets about a month later, so I wonder where he ended up getting married. mhopp 05/27/2008 Well, he pitched out of it…barely CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Good work by Cueto to get out of the no out, 2nd and 3rd jam. Now we get to see Bruce! mhopp 05/27/2008 It is irritating to hear him bitch but there will always be less bitching without Corey P. in the lineup. I can see how some of the mistakes they’re making are from inexperience. I can deal with that but not pure stupidity like demoting Hatteberg and keeping Patterson. mhopp 05/27/2008 Hairston Rule!! Chris 05/27/2008 You mean Harris-ton? “Those aren’t boos, George.” AWESOME. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 They are scared of Bruce 😆 Chris 05/27/2008 I was planning to go see Bruce tonight in Columbus. I’m skipping Homer Bailey’s start to watch this on TV. NICE start. Now, none of those were close, but that does show a good approach and some self-control. mhopp 05/27/2008 Ok, they’re terrified of him!! AnnapolisRed 05/27/2008 Did anyone catch what Grande said in the top of the first. The Reds need a centerfielder that can lead off and Jay Bruce can’t lead off, therefore he will eventually play right field. Now where did he get that from? Votto is not good at first base in any way, shape or form. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Griffey just doesn’t look comfortable up there… mhopp 05/27/2008 Well Crusty Baker…what do you think of that? CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Eesh, double steal worked, but only because Batista has a mitt of iron. AnnapolisRed 05/27/2008 I actually don’t mind this line-up. Hairston has done a pretty good job. Griffey can’t get the runners over. Chris 05/27/2008 Boy that was a nice throw. mhopp 05/27/2008 Put Bruce at #3 or 4. Thank god, no DP for Brandon Phillips Chris 05/27/2008 Phillips has some trouble with off-speed stuff, I’ve noticed. AnnapolisRed 05/27/2008 George Grande is worse than Corey Patterson. Ellis 05/27/2008 If Grande calls Brantley “cowboy” one more time I’m throwing my beer at the TV… mhopp 05/27/2008 Dunner with a Stunner? AnnapolisRed 05/27/2008 I say keep Jay Bruce at #2 and let him get comfortable. I think he will be a good #2 hitter. Chris 05/27/2008 Snell is nibbling like mad today. Chris 05/27/2008 I forgot I’m about 30 sec behind on Tivo. Caught up. AnnapolisRed 05/27/2008 The Buccos is as annoying as the Cowboy. MeanLittleBallsOfHate 05/27/2008 Bases clogged for Dunn… AnnapolisRed 05/27/2008 Another Cowboy reference. AnnapolisRed 05/27/2008 Lately Encarnacion=Pop up in the infield. Hopefully tonight he turns it around. Chris 05/27/2008 Those were three pretty good pitches. Snell nibbled and nibbled, then when right after Dunn. Very strange. AnnapolisRed 05/27/2008 Horrible strike one call. MeanLittleBallsOfHate 05/27/2008 …who promptly forgets he’s no longer in batting practice. Come on, E5! AnnapolisRed 05/27/2008 Jeesh. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 …and that first inning is why these two teams habitually battle for the NL Basement. mhopp 05/27/2008 Crusty’s great lineup card does it again!! mhopp 05/27/2008 This is hopeless! mhopp 05/27/2008 I wonder what the morale is on a team that loses a good player to the minors and keeps a bad one? mhopp 05/27/2008 Josh Hamilton to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated CeeKeR 05/27/2008 2-0 Pirates, Reds slowly but surely losing this one too. Ugh. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Hope the bullpen is ready for tonight. Cueto at 60+ pitches and we are still in the third inning. mhopp 05/27/2008 Baily is throwing balls in Louisville! mhopp 05/27/2008 BBBBBB Bruce time! Bill N. 05/27/2008 Cueto’s first five starts: 33 2/3 IP, 6.42 H/9, 1.34 BB/9, 11.62 K/9, 69% of pitches for strikes. His last five + tonight: 26 2/3 IP, 13.16 H/9, 4.39 BB/9, 6 K/9, 61% of pitches for strikes. What happened? Is it all just the league adjusting? BenL 05/27/2008 Congrats Jay Bruce! mhopp 05/27/2008 Well, Crusty how is that compared to your man-love Corey P? Dave H 05/27/2008 Was that the slowest hit GDP ever? bfadds 05/27/2008 Bruce… may not be ready yet (or at least his OBP gives this indication). mhopp 05/27/2008 I think Griffey needs to go!! Keep Dunn, Bruce, Freel and Hopper for the OF and Griffey goes. I don’t care where he hits #600. Bailey 3B 4K 0ER through 4IP david 05/27/2008 Dunn hitting after Bruce and before Phillips makes way more sense to me. david 05/27/2008 By the way – can you honestly tell me that Drew Stubbs couldn’t hit better than CP? He’d probably play just as good of defense, gives you lead off speed (Dusty), yet does anyone in their right mind think that Stubbs is ready? mhopp 05/27/2008 EE is for Error Error CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Patterson pinch hitting. Dusty can’t get enough of him. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Shocker: Patterson makes an out. (and gets booed) mhopp 05/27/2008 Definitely…is it possible that’s really not Dusty Baker? I mean BP is the DP king so you want him to come in after someone like Dunn clears the bases, right? ChicagoRedsFan 05/27/2008 CP is now 0 for his last 18… mhopp 05/27/2008 Dusty is in love. I can’t stand him! CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Bruce might have as many ML walks as minor league walks before the game is over. mhopp 05/27/2008 Hairston and Bruce on all 3 at bats tonight. We can’t blame it all on CP as nobody knocked them in! Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 They should have DFA’ed Patterson or else Dusty will play him whenever he can. Jocketty has to take control. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 And the Reds finally get on the board. 3-1 thanks to BP’s sac fly CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Dunn unclogs the bases the RIGHT way! Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Dunn’s HR leaves the stadium!!! Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Bruce 1.000 OBP Patterson 0.240 OBP ChicagoRedsFan 05/27/2008 sign Dunn NOW Ellis 05/27/2008 Re-sign that big donkey please. Chris W 05/27/2008 That’s the 3rd or 4th homerun in 2-3 weeks that Dunn has hit nearly out of the park! mhopp 05/27/2008 There it is Dunner wit a STunner 😛 Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 If you have hitters getting on then the middle of the order guys will eventually start driving them in. Based on recent articles, I think Dunn wants to sign a contract to stay. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 I guess it did stay in the park. Chris W 05/27/2008 That lucky SOB is gonna get some cool swag for catching that ball! CeeKeR 05/27/2008 I want Dunn to stay, that’s for sure. (I’d also prefer the Reds to stop double-switching him out late each game, but that might just be me.) mhopp 05/27/2008 If they don’t get rid of Corey P. with that OBP my stomach is going to be unclogged Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Note to Marty Brennaman: Encarnacion does not lead the majors for errors by a 3B. Bill Hall leads with 11 errors. Edwin is tied with Crede, Reynolds, and Wright. BenL 05/27/2008 I agree with you CeeKeR… That’s one reason I hate that they kept CP today. CP is going to be Dunns defensive replacement every time we have a lead… mhopp 05/27/2008 Danny Herera is a 5′ 7″ Monster at AAA Louisville!! 1.08 ERA CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Let’s go Lincoln. Jeez. Get the last out. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 There was no rational reason to release Hatteberg whose OBP is 63 points higher. I might have bought into DFAing Bako over Patterson but not by much. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Every single time I see a groundball base hit up the middle I can’t help but think of (and miss) Keppinger a little bit more. mhopp 05/27/2008 Kent Merker throwing notin but strikes at Louiville CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Good at bat by Ross after a poor bunt attempt. And that’s it for Snell. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Bako’s first hit in weeks and it was a gift. ron 05/27/2008 Nice AB by Ross. I remember how bad he looked in the box last year, he looks so much better even if the power stroke hasnt been there. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Potential for a huge inning if Dusty doesn’t do something stupid. mhopp 05/27/2008 well, Merker gave up a run at Louisville. Little man Herera should come up instead of Merker. ron 05/27/2008 Nice to hear Kepp is feeling better, sounds like he is on track to make it back on time Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Is Springsteen at the game? BRUUUUUUUUCE!!!! 😀 Mike 05/27/2008 Why are the Reds trying to sacrifice in the 6th inning when Snell has been really wild all night? So, this is what it looks like when the lead off hitter gets on base. mhopp 05/27/2008 Can Bruce do it? ron 05/27/2008 Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!!!!!!!!!!!! BenL 05/27/2008 Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuce! Mike 05/27/2008 BRUUUUUUUCEEE!! CeeKeR 05/27/2008 2 consecutive singles with the bases loaded. Dusty won’t be happy, the bases are still clogged! Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 The Bruce era is in full swing!! mhopp 05/27/2008 Wow, that was some good hitting!! No joke, he just went with it. Good grief! ron 05/27/2008 LOL, Ceek, your right, time to send Bruce back down Chad 05/27/2008 Just caught up…got home late and have been watching via the magic of Tivo. I’m amazed by the Bruce show. What a debut. Jared 05/27/2008 Is MLB.tv only streaming this game in 800k and 1.2mb? The stupid ad telling me I have to pay more for them is covering where the 400k icon is. Grr.. I’d pay it, but I can’t stream that on my weak DSL. Bill N. 05/27/2008 Hm, 4 straight times on base. Only 13 more to go to reverse Patterson… Chad 05/27/2008 Bruce has been on base four times tonight. Has Patterson been on base four times this month? ron 05/27/2008 And the blowout is on! CeeKeR 05/27/2008 And now a walk, that still doesn’t unclog the bases…Dusty is probably talking to the commissioner now for a loophole that will allow him to use Patterson again this game. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 I love it when Reds fans get off their hind ends and make some noise. I hope for a day when they are as loud and crazy as Indians fans. GregD 05/27/2008 Still waiting for the first grand slam of the game… BenL 05/27/2008 Jared – I’m watching it at 400k. When I get that ad I think I usually close and reopen my web browser and it’s gone. ron 05/27/2008 Damn, BP about threw himself outta joint on that swing Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Bill – 15 more since Patterson made an out in pinch hitting tonight. Andy 05/27/2008 Wow, I know we’ve all had high expectations for Bruce, but I’ve been really impressed by his Abs so far. I wouldn’t have been surprised if he tried to yank every pitch that last at bat into the Ohio River. Nice to know he’s not pressing to hard with all that’s expected of him. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Dunn delivers another single. Bases still full (or clogged in Dusty terms) with only one out. Looks like that’s the end of Marte. ron 05/27/2008 LOL, Dunn gets a hit and they cheer for Bruce GregD 05/27/2008 Would a grand salami be a rally killer here? Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Golly Gee!!! If Fred Rogers was still alive they would have to partner him with George Grande. Jared 05/27/2008 Thanks Ben, that did it. Just in time to see a lead only David Weathers could blow. Or a handful of other Reds pitchers. Chad 05/27/2008 Dunn is awesome. ron 05/27/2008 For real Andy, the big thing they were pickin on him about was the high Ks, low Walks, and he has looked very disaplined at the plate GregD 05/27/2008 Joking aside, Phillips swinging for the fences there is why he should be batting a little lower in the order. And Griffey/Dunn couldn’t bat back-to-back all season, but Bruce’s first game and he and Griffey bat back-to-back? Put Dunn and his hot streak in the cleanup spot and Griffey gets to 600 this week. ron 05/27/2008 “Popup” Eddie … new nick name til he gets back on track Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 I think Eddie is just a bit mad at himself. mhopp 05/27/2008 The only stat that looks bad from the minors was he batted .167 when behind in the count…that jumps to well over .400 when ahead in the count. Good grief can EE do anything but pop up? GregD 05/27/2008 Chris’s comment at #27 Phillips has some trouble with off-speed stuff, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve noticed. is still funny 100 comments later. mhopp 05/27/2008 Good idea GregD but too bad Dusty’s brain is clogged! ron 05/27/2008 I wonder if anyone will give us squat for Hatteburg before the 10 days runs out? mhopp 05/27/2008 Louisville loses 2-1 with Merker getting the loss, Bailey pitched ok at best and Danny Herera was masterful (can’t believe he’s my height). I think Louisville may have some trouble scoring runs now with Bruce in MLB. Anybody know when Thompson makes his AAA debut? ron 05/27/2008 Burton, that means we will see Stormy in the 8th … again Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 I think the Reds would just be happy if someone picks him up so they get out of paying his contract. ron 05/27/2008 He only has about $1M left right? Chad 05/27/2008 I wouldn’t mind seeing Stormy in tonight’s game, with a five run lead. Well, now that I think about it, I wish we could get an insurance run or six, to keep it within Weathers-proof range. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Are Marty and Thom still having that inane conversation about the pronunciation of the name Xavier? ron 05/27/2008 How do you really feel about DW Chad? lol Chad 05/27/2008 Great job by Burton. Chad 05/27/2008 I’m indifferent. 🙂 Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Ron, that is probably right since his contract this year was for $1.85 million. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Burton did a nice job. As long as Weathers doesn’t go Danny Graves on us, we should have a chance! Jared 05/27/2008 I finally got the bike running, guys! ron 05/27/2008 Bako trying his best not to return to career norms Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 I think the Reds should have a Jeff Brantley “Cowboy Hat” night. Burton pitching another inning. Chad 05/27/2008 Does it bother anyone else that Bruce is wearing Danny Graves’ old number? Hope it isn’t infected with something. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Burton’s first career plate appearance… (His doesn’t seem to have the same excitement as Bruce’s did) ron 05/27/2008 Wow, Burton going two, Dusty may have figured out DW does not meet with Chad’s approval ron 05/27/2008 Well, since Grave excelled at putting the ball over the wall, I wont complain if Bruce follows suit Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 I think they developed a vaccine for it, Chad. GregD 05/27/2008 I think Baker should use 4 relief pitchers next inning, then go to Arroyo to pitch the 9th. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Kid holding up his Jay Bruce jersey. Pretty cool! Chad 05/27/2008 What is disgusting is that, even with a win tonight, we are still behind the Pirates in the standings. Hopefully, that won’t be the case much longer. ron 05/27/2008 They are skeered of JB Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Don’t give him any ideas, Greg. Chad 05/27/2008 Good idea, GregD. Chad 05/27/2008 Just told my wife I’m getting my son a Bruce jersey. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Touching mention of Brian Wilson. CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Greg: That made me laugh..and cry a little since it’s too close to the truth. Chris 05/27/2008 Just came back in from the garage, after listening to the game while making some bookshelves. Catching up on Tivo to see what I missed: – Damn what a HR from Dunn. – Votto IS Adrian Gonzalez – J.Bruce looked like T.Gwynn serving that single through the 5.5 hole. – BP is actually at his best when the rest of the team is struggling. He gets too wound up when everyone else is hitting – loses his patience. – EE is SCUFFLING. – I’ve had it with that Gwen Stefani song. They play it 800 times a game. – OBP, not hitting with RISP, kills. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 What’s Bruce’s history on full counts? ron 05/27/2008 Bruuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chad 05/27/2008 I cannot believe what I am seeing from Jay Bruce tonight. BenL 05/27/2008 Wow Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Jay Bruce – The Kid, v2.0 CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Bruce has definitely been the man tonight. It’s much more fun to watch the Reds when the fans are in it…and he has them all excited! ron 05/27/2008 Oooops Jared 05/27/2008 Jim – I’d say 1.000 GregD 05/27/2008 Brantley had a great line “does he look like he’s ready?” Chris 05/27/2008 Maybe I’ll name my kid Bruce. **We don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, so I will hedge my bets. ChicagoRedsFan 05/27/2008 Bruce has now equaled Corey Patterson’s RBI total for the MONTH of May! Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 If Bailey ever gets his act together this city will go baseball nuts! CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Odds on Phillips coming out of shoes swinging this at bat? Chad 05/27/2008 This kid is just an unbelievable hitter. Jared 05/27/2008 Anyone else get the feeling the offense is about to really get on track? Chad 05/27/2008 You are absolutely correct, Jim (comment 170). It is going to be fun to watch. ron 05/27/2008 1 to 1 Ceek Chris 05/27/2008 I finally bench Bako on my fantasy team today, after 2 weeks of turds (.067 .200 .067). Now he’s hitting again. I did activate Bruce, however. Did you know his real name is: Gabor Paul II Bako. Jeff 05/27/2008 Can’t wait for the Photoshops of Sir Bruce … or is it Bruce Almighty? Has he already surpassed the offensive production of CP for the season? CeeKeR 05/27/2008 I think Phillips’ shoes stayed on, but he did take a ferocious hack for strike 2. BenL 05/27/2008 Jay works for a boy or a girl. Or you could go with “Brucetta” CeeKeR 05/27/2008 Pirates doing a double switch. Anyone think it is actually just to tempt Baker into taking Dunn out of the game before he bats right now? 🙄 Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 It’s a lot easier to get the offense on track when you remove an automatic out maker from the order (especially from the lead off spot). Matthew H. 05/27/2008 “Votto is not good at first base in any way, shape or form.” Votto is the best 1b that the reds have had in a long long time… Mike 05/27/2008 Hamilton update 2-5 Grand Slam and 5 RBI’s Chad 05/27/2008 When’s the baby due, Chris? Chad 05/27/2008 Dunn just got under that one. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Nady not aware that it’s the CF’s call on that ball? Chris 05/27/2008 June 18 – three weeks. Todd 05/27/2008 It’s finally nice to see the Reds having great young talent coming from the farm system again. Unlike when Bowden traded away all our young talent. Jimmy James 05/27/2008 Who is this new centerfielder for the Reds? I’ve never heard of him before. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Let’s trade Patterson to Texas for Hamilton straight up. 😀 Mike 05/27/2008 I bet there is a lot of #32 jerseys sold this week Chad 05/27/2008 Admit it…how many of you already have #32 jerseys with “GRAVES” on the back? Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 George Grande should have his own Oprah-type talk show. He’s so sensitive. 🙄 Jimmy James 05/27/2008 Say what you want, but Patterson is much faster than Bruce. Bruce sucks. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Chad, we burned them! Chris 05/27/2008 192: Now that’s just cruel. For the record, I believe anything with “Graves 32” on the back would be a vest. 😥 MeanLittleBallsOfHate 05/27/2008 Jeff(177): I thought The Boss was his given nickname. Chad 05/27/2008 They should have had a Disco Demolition night with Graves jerseys after he was sent packing. To exorcise the demons, or something like that. Mike 05/27/2008 Need 5 slots to hit again for Bruce to get up again! 😉 Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Eddie attempting to pop out again. Doesn’t that indicate that he is dropping a shoulder or something? Mike 05/27/2008 K for EE Mike 05/27/2008 K for EE, not getting any better Chad 05/27/2008 Votto has three hits tonight. He’s saying, “Remember me?” mhopp 05/27/2008 Gee, I’ll bet Bob Castellini would like to have that $3mil back on the waste of a CF Corey Patterson! Baker needs to get rid of him himself to regain any respect. When is D. Thompson making his Louisville Debut? GregD 05/27/2008 Did you say this is your first child? We have #2 on the way in August. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 No more at bats for Bruce tonight. Chris 05/27/2008 First one, yep. Starting to feel real at this point. Mike 05/27/2008 Wonder if the Reds will get any love on Baseball Tonight? Brett 05/27/2008 Bruce is begining to make me regret getting a custom made Patterson jersey one week into the season 🙁 Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Parenthood is wonderful! Our last one graduates from high school this weekend and is the valedictorian. Brett 05/27/2008 by the way for those who care the Lakers are up by six on the Spurs at halftime Mike 05/27/2008 Yahoo said that Kepp was taking some swings and walking without a limp. Chris 05/27/2008 Nice work, Jim. Congratulations. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Brett, custom made as in a t-shirt and magic marker. GregD 05/27/2008 Congrats!! Mike 05/27/2008 HR, ok thats enough! Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 He’s a good boy and his sister is pretty sweet as well. Chris 05/27/2008 Did you guys know Bruce’s nickname is “The Deal”? Chris 05/27/2008 Check that – that was just some dude’s idea. Chad 05/27/2008 Parenthood is the best. Took my 3 year old son to see my old high school’s baseball team play in the regional playoffs today. Just the two of us. We had a blast; nothing better in the world. Plus, our team won 20-2. That helps. Chris 05/27/2008 They’re still yelling “Bruuuuuuuuce,” apparently. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Affeldt trying to make it a save situation. Brett 05/27/2008 I have a friend who is a big Royals fan, and they’re Patterson is this guy- http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/penato02.shtml -and is getting playing time over this one (who I really like)- http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/callaal01.shtml Chad 05/27/2008 Affeldt is stinking it up tonight. Bring in Coco. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Pena sure was a lot of hype. Brett 05/27/2008 wow their, not they’re. but their’s doesn’t bat leadoff Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 This year’s bullpen is more like kerosene compared to last year’s gasoline compared to two years ago’s hydrogen. Chad 05/27/2008 Watching Dunn, Griffey, and Bruce in the outfield chatting during the pitching change makes me smile. hammer1 05/27/2008 Would love to hear what Dunn, Griffey and Bruce are talking about. Chad 05/27/2008 Why can’t George Grande pronounce “Hairston”? hammer1 05/27/2008 Yeah Chad, looks like they are having a good time. It’s good to see. Chad 05/27/2008 …and this one belongs to the Reds! What a debut for Mr. Bruce. Brett 05/27/2008 Watch out for Freel, Jay! mhopp 05/27/2008 Sure is nice for Affeldt to try and look as bad as Patterson does. Chad 05/27/2008 Been a while since I’ve seen a smile like the one on Bruce’s face right now. Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Bruce – What a joy to see him look like a kid in a candy store! Y-City Jim 05/27/2008 Let’s sign Bruce to a 20-year deal! pj 05/27/2008 theReds youth movement has begun!Patterson stays,1.salary 2.speed 3.still can play defense.Hati,limited throwing.He’ll end up in A.L. Good luck,Scott,you were a real professional. mhopp 05/27/2008 Jay Bruce Almighty, that has a nice ring to it. He makes Jr. look sleepy hitting behind that live bat. Darryl Thompson makes his Louisville debut tomorrow. We’ll see…keep an eye on Ben Juckich at Chatannoga mhopp 05/27/2008 Maybe the Rangers or Nationals will sign Scott Hati? slattspub 05/27/2008 Great game redlegs. I wonder what the difference was?