Game Thread: Reds at Indians — 2008.06.28 Chad Dotson 06/28/2008 155 Johnny Cueto vs. Paul Byrd. Discuss it here…. Share this:TweetPrint 155 Responses Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Here we go: Jerry Hairston Jr. SS Adam Dunn DH Ken Griffey Jr. RF Brandon Phillips 2B Joey Votto 1B Jeff Keppinger 3B Jay Bruce LF Corey Patterson CF Paul Bako C preach 06/28/2008 At least Patterson is at the bottom of the lineup. Chad 06/28/2008 I keep saying I’m tired of this bunch, but here I am watching again. I’m hopeless. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Cool throwbacks by the Indians. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Homer by Dunn! Jimmy James 06/28/2008 He hit that ball REAL hard. Line drive. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 He showed that he was coming out of the slump in Toronto. Robbed of extra bases last night. Homer here so far. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Jacoby must be working with him. 🙄 Chad 06/28/2008 1-0 thanks to Dunn. Let’s see what Cueto is dealing today. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Be a little more aggressive, JC. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Leadoff walk for Cueto. Not a good sign. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Interesting that Hopper played LF last night but Crappy is playing CF tonight. Elbow still an issue with Hopper I guess. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 5-4-3 double play. Excellent. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 I love the double play!!! Let’s kick some Tribe butt tonight!!! Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 If KC can be on a streak of 12 wins in 14 games then certainly the Reds can run off a few hot streaks. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Watching Byrd is like looking back in time. He’s old school in his technique. Chad 06/28/2008 Double for Votto to lead off the second. I can’t wait to watch Votto continue to develop as a hitter over the next few years. He has an idea at the plate. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Kepp HBP, right in the back. Two on for Jay Bruce with no outs. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Reds luck continues. Bad luck that is. K-Patt 06/28/2008 Do I really deserve to hit above Bako? Let’s see if I can get on, then Bako, then Hairston. It can be an ex-Cub reunion! That means I’d have to reach base, though. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Crud. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Broken-bat single by Bruce, but Patterson is up now. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Crap!!! Two on, one out with Crappy and Crappy II coming up. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Come on, Crappy!!! Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 By Welsh’s comments just now, Crappy is pretty much clueless on off-speed stuff, and he has been playing for how long? Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Patterson K’s (surprise) followed by Bruce getting nabbed at second. What a ridiculous inning. Good teams score in that inning. The Reds made two outs on the basepaths. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Thanks to the Crappy KO and Dusty brainstorm on running when Crappy is at the plate, we can look forward to Bako leading off in the 3rd. K-Patt 06/28/2008 Oops, I K’d again. I told Daddy Dusty not to hit and run with me because I can’t make contact. Even George Grande is ripping on me. He said I’ve struggled against Byrd, and “anyone that doesn’t have patience will.” I’m hurt. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Wow, that qualifies as stinging criticism from Grande. he’s usually relentlessly positive. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Does Dusty think he is Whitey Herzog or Jim Riggleman or something? Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Papa Smurf must be getting PO’ed. K-Patt 06/28/2008 I feel a little better because Welsh just ripped on Phillips and Bruce for not hustling. preach 06/28/2008 Phillips not hustling. Bruce should have reached second. Where’s the fire? Chad 06/28/2008 This team is just fundamentally bad. They don’t do many things well. A lot of talent on the roster, but they just don’t make it translate on the field. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 In the 70’s, it was the Big Red Machine. In the 90’s, it was the Nasty Boys. Now it is Dusty’s Dumba**es. Chad 06/28/2008 I really like Cueto’s red and black glove. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 I see a future for Casey Blake as a spokesperson for that beard hair dye for old guys on Viagra. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Bako should have caught that one. That’s bush league. A passed ball puts two runners in scoring position. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Could the Reds please just call time and get into a bench clearing brawl with each other. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Almost a bench clearing brawl with the Indians there. That would have been cool. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Cueto escapes an inning as ugly as Casey Blake’s face. preach 06/28/2008 With bases loaded in the second I’m suprised we didn’t bring Weathers in… He’s sooo clutch. Chad 06/28/2008 Don’t tempt Dusty, preach. preach 06/28/2008 Not exactly a host of great Cleveland Indians, is there? preach 06/28/2008 Dunn’s clogging the bases again. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 How was this Indians team so good last year? Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Did any of the baseball players that served in WWII or Korea get killed in action? preach 06/28/2008 I’m suprised that George didn’t tell us that Griffey’s pop out was going to stay in the park…. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Indians had a healthy Martinez and a lot of overachievers. Had Hafner not had the messed up shoulder they would have been unstoppable. ChicagoRedsFan 06/28/2008 Junior should be hitting 7th… Chad 06/28/2008 How did Hafner hurt his shoulder, Jim? DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 According to the Internetz, “No Major League baseball players were killed in World War II. The only major league baseball player killed in warfare was Eddie Grant, who was killed in World War I.” preach 06/28/2008 Sizemore’s shot looked and sounded better than that. Whew. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Good one, preach. As we speak, Sizemore flies out to medium RF and George says “It’s going to stay in the park.” Jimmy James 06/28/2008 I like how the Border Patrol is advertising behind Cleveland’s home plate. “Now Hiring” Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 I know Ted Williams was a Marine pilot but how much action did most players see? preach 06/28/2008 Nice play by Hairston, and good job by Votto. Chad 06/28/2008 Good inning by Cueto. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Jimmy, I saw the same advertisement at the Columbus Convention Center a couple of months ago. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Hafner’s shoulder problem seems to be a mystery. A couple of weeks ago, a caller to “All Bets are Off” hosted by the drab Bruce Drennan said that he had a friend that worked in the Cleveland clubhouse that knew what happened. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Sal Fasano sits on his fat butt behind home plate. preach 06/28/2008 Wow. That had double written all over it. Came off the wall right to Gutierrez. Chad 06/28/2008 Votto could have had his second double, but he hit it TOO hard. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 I think Votto might be seeing .300 real soon. preach 06/28/2008 I love the hit and run with Keppy up. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 At least hit and run with Keppinger hitting makes some sense. With Crappy Patterson at the plate, it is base running suicide. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Paul Byrd has written a book? Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Paul Byrd is probably baseball smarter than anyone on the Reds roster. preach 06/28/2008 I think he discovered the South Pole or something… Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Fasano is listed on at 225 lbs. That one lumpy 225 lbs. DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 That’s funny – preach, you’re on your game tonight! Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 His brother, Harvey Birdman, is a lawyer. 😆 DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 A little more research reveals that there were two men killed in WWII with extremely limited major-league experience: Elmer Gedeon (5 games) and Harry Mink O’Neill (1 game, 0 plate appearances). Check out this website for info on baseball players in WWII. Seems pretty thorough. I didn’t know Warren Spahn was wounded (shrapnel in the foot). DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 K-Patt, you’re up with the bases loaded. Don’t screw it up! preach 06/28/2008 Way to go, CP. Knocked the cover off that one. preach 06/28/2008 Bako! DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 Honestly. This is the worst I’ve ever seen anyone play for the Reds in my time as a baseball fan. It’s insane how badly Patterson is doing. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Paul Bako is the greatest player ever. Mike Martz 06/28/2008 bako! Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Wonders never cease!!! Bako bases clearing double!!! preach 06/28/2008 Hey, we scored without having to hit a homer. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Drop Crappy to the 9 spot and move Bako up. preach 06/28/2008 Heck, let Bako hit cleanup. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 They just showed the Ohio Cup. I thought it was a Dippin’ Dots concession stand. preach 06/28/2008 I’d rather have the dippin’ dots. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 The Ohio Cup is the lame trophy of the future. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Excuse my cultural insensitively but Sinn-Shoo Choo. What a name. preach 06/28/2008 What inning will we have the first double switch in this AL park? Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Also excuse lousy spell checking. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Maybe the 8th inning so they can get Valentin in at 3B. I think LMM has a shot of being the All-Star 3B. 🙄 preach 06/28/2008 Choo chugs into third. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Does George Grande know that the warning track is that brown rock material back there? preach 06/28/2008 I would hate to see a 96 mph fastball begin to rise toward my face. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Choo chugs into third. I think I can. I think I can. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Bad pun, preach! Chad 06/28/2008 Just updated to Firefox 3.0. Looks good so far. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Luckily the Gutierrez drive had some hang time. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 C’mon, Junior. ChicagoRedsFan 06/28/2008 Was just checking out CP’s June numbers through his last AB: AB: 43 BB: 0 AVG: .163 OBP: .163 Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 I should have taped this inning for when I have trouble sleeping. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Wonder how many pitches Crappy saw this month? Less than 100? DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 I’m hoping Patterson sees, oh, about 0 pitches in July. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 We need Eddie back ASAP. Hairston is playing some pretty lame SS. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Yep, Hairston’s 15 minutes are up. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 I wish JB would catch fire again. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Is Bruce get hitting advice form Crappy? What the heck was he swinging at there? Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Bruce is 2-3 tonight. Maybe he’s heating up again. Chad 06/28/2008 Wow, Patterson took a pitch! ChicagoRedsFan 06/28/2008 At least Bruce striking out keeps CP from leading off the next inning 😀 DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 It’s even worse than I realized. According to Marty: K-Patt, you have the lowest on-base percentage of all Reds position players in the last 48 years. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Crappy down to .190 after the fly out off an offspeed pitch. Is there a LHer going for Cleveland tomorrow? Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Bako looks like John Kinsella. DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 Marty adds a qualifier the next inning – lowest OBP of all Reds’ position players with at least 180 plate appearances. preach 06/28/2008 yet another broken bat. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 “That will make a nice lamp back in Puerto Rico.” George Grande guilty of some serious stereotyping of the Latin Americans. DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 Is Hairston injured again by that HBP? This joke isn’t funny anymore. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Dunn with .750 OBP tonight. Is that acceptable? preach 06/28/2008 Chris Speier is starting to stretch in the dugout. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Is Junior’s bat hollow? Nothing jumps off of it. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Yeah, preach. Speier or else the Reds sign Pokey Reese from whatever beer league he is playing in. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Advice to Jerry – Don’t attempt to knock over Lumpy. ChicagoRedsFan 06/28/2008 CP went 3 for 5 on April 9. Since then he’s batted .164 in 158 ABs..think Dusty realizes this? Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Bray has the initial hit out of the way. Strike out the next two now. DevilsAdvocate 06/28/2008 Someone please alert Dusty Baker to the strengths and weaknesses of his players. I’m sick of watching Bray brought in to face a lefthander, Weathers brought in to protect a small lead, and Patterson allowed to play at all. Chad 06/28/2008 I’m a little late weighing in on Jim’s comment at 112, but Bako DOES look like John Kinsella. It’s amazing. Same position and everything. mhopp 06/28/2008 Yep, more foolishness, Bray always gives up a hit to the first batter he faces. Of course CP fell getting to the ball, what an idiot Chad 06/28/2008 Oh crap, Weathers is in. Is a five run lead enough of a cushion? mhopp 06/28/2008 Where’s Burton? Idiot Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Get Crappy one of those LifeAlert necklaces. “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” mhopp 06/28/2008 I long for the day to come when DUSTY BAKER IS GOING, GOING, GOOOONNNEEEE!!!!!!! Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Weathers being the BadA**!!! mhopp 06/28/2008 As if Dusty knew that was going to happen? You know they might could get someone for Weathers by trading him…just don’t make a deal with the yankees Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Geesh!!! 1st pitch flyout. Crappy is so freakin’ clueless. .189 Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Is Patterson even coachable? I mean he is still doing the same knucklehead crap that he was doing two months ago. ChicagoRedsFan 06/28/2008 Forget the Interstate, CP’s next stop is the state route! mhopp 06/28/2008 Good thing that Patterson is in the OF…it’s as if Dusty and Crappy P want to lose Glenn 06/28/2008 I’m convinced that Patterson is getting dumber with each game he plays. mhopp 06/28/2008 I hate Crappy Outterson 😡 😈 👿 mhopp 06/28/2008 JB!!! Glenn 06/28/2008 Are there any catchers in the Reds system that look promising? The 2 on the roster now are absolutely worthless at the plate. Notice I didn’t count Valentin. He’s a third baseman now….gulp! Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Not close to being ML ready. Uncle Walt will have to address it through a trade or free agency. Glenn 06/28/2008 I’m just getting sick and tired of hearing how Ross and Bako are great “pitch and catch guys”. I’m pretty sure that’s code for, can’t hit a lick. Chad 06/28/2008 Close it out, Coco. mhopp 06/28/2008 Nice to see Dusty has saved the $46 million man for a 5 run lead. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Eric Wedge looks like he is hiding. Sort of like Henry Winkler’s character in “Waterboy.” Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Speaking of lookalikes, Fasano looks like Borat. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Who’s that kid in the Reds dugout? Oh, it’s Cueto. Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Interesting people in togas. Actually, I wish the Reds fans were that crazy. mhopp 06/28/2008 Looks like the Reds will be 20-19 with crappy p in the line up if they win tonight Y-City Jim 06/28/2008 Yea, we win. mhopp 06/28/2008 Sweet, I was looking at the ERA of the pitchers tonight…all below 4.00 except JC…and he is on his way down with a few more games like that. Jimmy James 06/28/2008 Is Cueto under 5.00 ERA yet? Kurt Frost 06/28/2008 4.68 Chad 06/28/2008 And this one belongs to the Reds. A shutout, even. K-Patt 06/29/2008 Glad I could help the Reds win tonight. My four at-bats were awesome, and I almost caught that fly ball hit three steps in front of me. DevilsAdvocate – At least no one can ever accuse me of clogging the bases. I’ll swing at a feint to first.