Our expected ace, Aaron Harang, pitched great yesterday. Today, it’s time for the guy who has pitched like an ace this season — Edinson Volquez — to work his magic against the BoSox.

Unfortunately, Boston will counter with Tim Wakefield. I fully expect the Reds offense to struggle mightily against the knuckleballer.

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87 Responses

  1. ChicagoRedsFan

    Corey Patterson has a .083 average against Wakefield. Way to go, CP!

  2. Y-City Jim

    Who’s the announcer along with Thommy-Boy?

  3. Y-City Jim

    Interesting how Wakefield became a pitcher.

  4. Y-City Jim

    I was down to Great American two years ago for the Ramirez “tipping his pitches” game. It was an evening game but the humidity was so high that it would actually sprinkle at times. Most uncomfortable conditions ever.

  5. Y-City Jim

    What would be the pitch limit for Wakefield? 200?

  6. tim

    don’t get to see many reds games from the st. louis area…are the reds hitters just trying to hit a home run every at bat or what?….i know it won’t clog up the bases, but c’mon

  7. Y-City Jim

    Perhaps it wasn’t the leg?

    Perhaps it was the groin.


  8. Y-City Jim

    The weird thing is today that they are making contact against Wakefield. It just isn’t solid contact except, of course, for Dunn’s HR.

  9. Y-City Jim

    I look forward to a day when the Reds are good enough to sell out their own stadium without the Cubs, Cardinals, and Red Sox fans getting a significant percentage of the seats.

  10. Y-City Jim

    Time for the bottom to fall out of Wakefield’s and the Red Sox’s world.

    Get it started, JB!!!

  11. tim

    anyone know the timetable for gonzalez, keppingger, and/or hairston?

  12. mhopp

    Yes, would love to know how Kepp and Gonzolez are doing?

  13. mhopp

    Maybe the bottom is falling!!! Go Dunner with another Stunner!

  14. Abner

    David Weathers is absolutely horrible.

  15. crypticphrasing

    Weathers should be the mop up man by now, or DFA’d. Why bring do they continue to bring him in during close games? Once any pitcher reaches the late 30s, we should not be surprised when efficiency suddenly falls off the map. He did a great job last year, but he’s not trustworthy in close games now.

  16. mhopp

    I meant for the Bosox’s bottom to fall out Crusty not the Reds you idiot!

  17. crypticphrasing

    I think it was John Fay of the Enquirer who told Marty in the last two days that Keppinger needed another week or ten days to be ready. I assume Gonzo needs another month at least and Hairston just went down. Norris Hopper is playing in the same minor league rehab games at Keppinger, and Fogg has been pitching in minor league tune up games, too. So the Reds have lots of decisions coming, which is good because this team needs something.

  18. Ellis

    And, of course, this is why Paul Janish should never, EVER be hitting second…

  19. mhopp

    Well, here is our #2 batter at .195 batting average. Dusty Baker is such an idiot, this in another example of how a threat will fizzle out due to poor decisions. (lets hope I’m wrong)

  20. Ellis

    I’m going to go ahead and call either a strikeout or the ol’ inning-ending DP

  21. Y-City Jim

    I will be in shock if we ever see Gonzalez again as a Red.

    Valentin gets us within a run. You need to be playing him more, Baker.

  22. Y-City Jim

    Get the attention of the Yankees, Griffey.

  23. Y-City Jim

    Well, the Yankees won’t be interested now.

  24. mhopp

    Griffey is done put in Outterson as he would have beat that out!

  25. Y-City Jim

    Trouble is he will only okay going to a contender and what contender is going to be interested?

  26. Y-City Jim

    Reds will have to beat Pimplebutthorn.

  27. Y-City Jim

    It has to be a team that doesn’t mind throwing money away. That narrows it down to the two NY teams.

  28. mhopp

    I fully expect Papplebum to make the Reds lineup look foolish…Once again a poor decision to bring Weathers in in a game that they are behind by 1 run and last night Cordero in a game with a 2 run lead and taking the starter out when he has retired 9 in a row and thrown under 90 pitches? Some please explain this rationale?

  29. Ellis

    He has a pro-rated $12 million salary for the rest of the year. He wants to stay in Cincinnati until after the All-Star break. So it’d be around $6 million for whomever he was dealt to….

  30. Y-City Jim

    I could see the Yankees being psycho enough to go out and get Griffey, Bonds, and Sosa all to play in one outfield. At least old George would, Maybe not young George.

  31. Ellis

    Who knows. I feel like every one of us could run this team better than Toothpick McMismanage

  32. Y-City Jim

    The Red sox announcer isn’t too annoying for being a Red Sox announcer.

  33. mhopp

    What about the Bosox? They were looking at Bonds recently for Big Papi’s injury but I’m not sure they’d pay. Trade him now while their in town.

  34. Ellis

    For some reason I feel like Edwin would be the one….

  35. Y-City Jim

    I hope that Jocketty can weave some of that magic in finding a good replacement next season for Junior.

  36. Ellis

    Honestly I would decline Jr.’s option, resign Dunn and sign Pat Burrel. Have them bookend Bruce in CF and be OBP/HR machines for the next few years….


  37. Abner

    Oh My. EdE. Ties it with 2 outs in the ninth. HR.

  38. Y-City Jim

    It sounds like there are actually a good number of Reds fans there today.


  39. mhopp

    Papplebum not use to getting hit…No loss for Volquez thank God

  40. Ellis

    That shot of CP on deck made me want to throw up…

  41. Y-City Jim

    Cash reminding Pimplebuttbon that it’s Paul Bako.

  42. Y-City Jim

    Like CP is going to get a chance this inning.

  43. Y-City Jim

    That much hestitation in a ump’s call then it’s a ball.

  44. Y-City Jim

    Yet another reason why Bako should not be playing on a regular basis.

  45. mhopp

    Yet another reason why someone that is as clutch as EE has been should be closer to the top of the lineup! Nearly all the mistakes lead back to management and coaching Period!

  46. mhopp

    I just blew chunks too, CP will lead off the bottom of the inning!

  47. Andy

    So we are paying Cordero how much money to pitch Mike Lincoln in close games?

  48. Ellis

    I’m done with this team as long as Dusty Baker is managing…

  49. Kurt Frost

    Baker is such an idiot…Cordero is the best reliever out there and should be in. You can’t save him for a save situation in this game.

  50. mhopp

    yep, why a pitcher that has an ERA over 4.50 in against the meat of an american league team…brilliant. Now I have the dry heaves!

  51. SJ in Ind.

    I’ve never seen a franchise that finds so many different ways to lose. I really can’t stand to watch this team play anymore. They’re just infuriating. I came in to work twice during the week to watch them get blown out by the Cardinals, and today I stayed home to watch them waste one of their only two good pitchers. Tomorrow Baily will get absolutely crushed. This season will be over before the next three series end, I promise you.

  52. Ellis

    I’m going to go get drunk. Hofbrahous here I come…

  53. mhopp

    gee Dusty do you think you should have brought a better pitcher in earlier? I am beginning to think that someone is betting on the Reds losing and I mean that seriously, these decisions do not reflect a rational person. Schotzi the dog could manage better than this!

  54. mhopp

    There it is you dumb *(*&)#!!!!!!!!!


    Good game but too hot…lets rundown Dusty’s mismanagement .
    1. Batting Janish second
    2. Bringing in Weathers.
    3. Pitching Lincoln 2 innings.
    4. Not bringing in Cordero for the 10th.
    5. Not pinch running Patterson for Valentin in the 8th.

    Anything I missed?

  56. Mike

    Another game given away. A sac fly by Griffey and it’s 4-4, instead a DP. EE ties it in the 9th., and instead of the Toothpick going with his best (Cordero), he blows it with Lincoln!

  57. Phill

    For how much stock Dusty puts into playing things by the book, he didn’t read the page about putting the closer in when you’re in extra innings.

    As far as leading off the tenth, Corey Patterson or David Ross. For the most part it’s an even split of outmaking but Corey’s faster.Hindsight is hindsight and there’s still hope for a series win.

  58. John of Muncie

    I really wish one of the beat writers would take Dusty to task for at least SOME of this crap night in and night out, but Dusty’s got a three year deal and these reporters have to get along with him in order to get daily content, so they won’t grow a pair and grill him. So much for journalism.

  59. AnnapolisRed

    Not pitching Cordero in the 10th makes ZERO sense.

    mhopp-Harang asked to be taken out last night. If you watched the game (you admitted last night you didn’t) you would have known that. Plenty of stuff to complain about without making stuff up.

  60. Relient k Car

    keppy expected in a week or so.
    Hairston 2 and half weeks
    Gonzo probably september