Great outing last night. Let’s hope that the Reds can follow that up with another strong game to take this series against Florida.

Bronson Arroyo takes the hill for the good guys, and Arroyo is certainly due for a good outing. He’ll be facing Scott Olsen for the Fish, who’s not a bad pitcher, but is a bit of a nutcase, with a long history of disciplinary problems legal issues. I’d really like to see the Reds pound him into submission tonight.

I won’t be able to watch the game, in all likelihood; I will be at my daughter’s dance recital (after missing last week’s game-winning HR by Jay Bruce because I was at her gymnastics recital). Last year, I missed Homer Bailey’s first start because of a dance recital. I’m a good father.

I’m going to go warm up the TiVo. Discuss the game here…and I will be reading the comments on my BlackBerry, so keep me updated!!!

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  1. Jerry Hairston Jr. ss

    Jay Bruce cf

    Ken Griffey Jr. rf

    Brandon Phillips 2b

    Adam Dunn lf

    Andy Phillips 3b

    Joey Votto 1b

    David Ross c

    Branson Arroyo p

    v. LH Scott Olsen

  2. Not sure I like Encarnacion out of the lineup, especially with a LHP on the mound.

  3. Good to see Bako out of the lineup. Anyone else notice he’s hitting .238? He’s in a serious nosedive. If he gets back above .260, I’ll eat my hat.

  4. His elbow is swollen

  5. I was listening to Alan Cutler on the radio for about an hour this afternoon, but I turned it off because my ears started bleeding.

  6. Sultan, I agree, Ross should be the every day catcher by defeault. Valentin should be getting some time as well. He started to show some signs of improvement when MacKanin started showing some confidence in his ability to catch.

  7. Sultan, I agree, Ross should be the every day catcher by default. Valentin should be getting some time as well. He started to show some signs of improvement when MacKanin started showing some confidence in his ability to catch.

  8. Be nice for Junior to get #600 over with, which summarizes how the baseball world feels about it as well.

  9. Big game today boys.

  10. I love him

  11. All the games are big until the team’s above .500.

  12. Arroyo suddenly leaving all his control in the dugout. Two straight 4-pitch walks to start the 2nd.

  13. Apparently Edwin’s elbow is very swollen from the HBP last night, but to his relief nothing broken. He may not play tomorrow either.

  14. Arroyo had practically tiptoed out of the major jam, had the pitcher up with two out, and the .045 hitter singles to drive in a run. Gah.

  15. I’m so sick of Arroyo’s act.

  16. At least my daughter is giving a superb dance performance here. Its intermission now.

  17. Even Bruce’s outs seem like they’re all hits that are stolen away by good defensive plays.

    2-0 FLA in mid-3rd.

  18. Hairston may be hitting, but his defense as an infielder leaves something to be desired. How can no one call that popfly?

  19. Marlins with a variant on the big Griffey/Dunn shift – Ramirez stays at his normal SS position, but Cantu moves over from third to play the extra infielder spot on the right side. I sort of wonder why no one else does this – makes it so only one player is in an unaccustomed spot, instead of two.

  20. Wow – Daryl Thompson really got blasted tonight in Louisville – 5 innings, 8 runs allowed. Gave up 4 homers.

    Speaking of which, there goes one in Miami. 3-0 Marlins.

  21. Weird thing about Thompson’s night in AAA – gave up 8 hits and 8 runs, no walks. No runners left on – all of them scored.

  22. I’m so sick of the Reds getting shutout for the first 4 or 5 innings. I wonder how many games this year they’ve been shutout early?

  23. How lucky can teams be? A check swing base hit, robbing Bruce for extra bases…ridiculous!!

  24. At AAA Bruce was .167 when batting behind in the count, over .400 when ahead in the count.

  25. We should trade Arroyo for Wily Mo Pena.

  26. Were both those really errors? I thought the one Dunn hit could have been a hit

  27. It doesn’t matter now!!! The announcers for Fla don’t sound too happy! Those bells the fans are ringing are annoying anyhow.

  28. Wasn’t there a trade rumor last season of Bronson to the Braves for Jojo Reyes and a SS (I forget who specifically)? That might have been a deal worth taking, if it was real, but at that time Arroyo was still our 2nd best starter.

  29. by the way it’s 4-4 now in the bottom of the six, Andy Phillips had a 3 rbi double

  30. Boy, the Reds sure could use a right-handed power bat in Cantu right now. I like how Welsh mentioned that the Reds released him for that disaster of a Rule 5 pick.

  31. Whew!! still 4-4

  32. Is it…Outterson? No it’s Bako just because he’s left handed…maybe reality is setting in for Dusty

  33. .238 > .193

  34. Bruuuuuuce!!!

  35. Not Bruce.

  36. That’s good math, guess Dusty can do that sometimes

  37. Bruce messed up that scoring opportunity by not putting the ball in play, I blame patterson.

  38. In response to #22,

    The Reds are 19th in the MLB in scoring in innings 1-6. They are 6th in the MLB in scoring after the 6th inning.

  39. Isn’t Ugla on steroids or something?

  40. So much for no runs by bullpen 5-4 Fla

  41. ye ha Dunner with the Stunner!! 5-5

  42. Looks like Weathers is coming in…we better score 3 runs if we want to win this game!

  43. 6-5 Reds, Hairston is great!

  44. Does Dusty realize that if Bruce was on the opening day roster they WOULD be in 2nd place, worst case…3rd place?

  45. and the Reds listened…3 runs in this inning so far.

  46. I blame patterson.

    Don’t we all . . . for anything that ails the Reds. 🙂

  47. The 4 runs scored off Olsen were all unearned…3 errors for FLA tonight. Their defense is as brutal as the Reds’ was a couple years back. Near legendary status.

  48. Each of the four pitchers used by the Bats tonight gave up at least as many runs as they pitched innings. And they won anyway, 13-12.

  49. Not a good start for Cordero.

  50. There’s one run. 7-6 now, but at least there’s 2 out. Ex-Red Cody Ross (along with Cantu) has been hitting ’em well…

  51. You gotta be kidding me.

  52. There’s your $46 million waste!

  53. )*#*$)^*#@_*#@)&*!#^*)*$#)*(^%$)*()*$%@*)#####@$%

  54. I think he sat too long, he needs regular work or something. I mean you know the Reds hitters are totally down

  55. Can’t Blame Crusty or Outterson for that!

  56. It really sucks, but it had to happen eventually. I believe that’s the Reds’ first lost this year when leading after 8 innings.

  57. second perhaps because of the San Diego marathon game.

  58. Yeah he has been lights out for the most part, but that is such a crappy way to lose.

  59. At least they didn’t just die with their hitting and showed they can score runs on the road.

  60. Yeah, it’s just 1 game, but this highlights why a small mkt team can’t give 46MM to a 65 inning closer.

  61. you gotta give the closer innings to work in… u gotta be ahead to use him.
    the reds just dont do that enough

  62. I disagree, there are times where it is a good idea to use your “closer” in a tie game, which Dusty would never do.

    There have been times this season I would have loved to see Cordero come into a game and another member of the bullpen blew the tie game.

  63. You know very little about team construction.

  64. Or anything.

  65. I wonder what Cody Ross’s BA is against the Reds? He hasn’t had that good of a season thus far, but he’d be an allstar if he could play against the Reds a couple of times a week.

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