I would have posted this sooner, but I was rear-ended by some moron on the way to Cincinnati. My family and I are all okay, but we are running late.

Discuss the game here. I will check in from GAB as often as possible.

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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  1. I give you both line-ups tonight:

    REDS
    Jerry Hairston Jr. cf
    Jeff Keppinger ss
    Ken Griffey Jr. rf
    Brandon Phillips 2b
    Edwin Encarnacion 3b
    Joey Votto 1b
    Jay Bruce lf
    David Ross c
    Johnny Cueto p

    NATIONALS
    Roger Bernadina cf
    Cristian Guzman ss
    Elijah Guzman lf
    Dmitri Young 1b
    Austin Kearns rf
    Ronnie Belliand 3b
    Jesus Flores c
    Willie Harris 2b
    John Lannan p

  2. Looks like Oakland got that 16 y/o pitching phenom. He took less money from the A’s and cited the following as his reason: Most 16-year-olds are in 10th grade,” said Chris Buckley, the Cincinnati Reds’ scouting director. “This guy compares very favorably to the top high school pitchers in this year’s draft. No. He’s probably more impressive.”

    Disappointment tinged Buckley’s voice. He had visited the Dominican three times to watch Inoa pitch. Cincinnati – low-revenue Cincinnati, immortalized by former owner Marge Schott’s penny pinching, and only recently willing to loosen the purse strings under owner Bob Castellini – reportedly offered Inoa about $5 million. Inoa preferred Oakland’s track record of developing pitchers, and it didn’t hurt that A’s owner Lew Wolff and general manager Billy Beane commissioned a private plane to the Dominican for a meet and greet several weeks before the July 2 signing date.

  3. MLB does an article about Jay Bruce hitting hot so what does Dusty do? Put him batting 7th, and people wonder why this team can’t score? Griffey should be down there as his BA is almost CP level.

  4. What’s with the soap opera of A-Rod, Madonna, A-Rod’s wife, and Lenny Kravitz?

  5. I have no clue? Cueto looks good so far tonight.

  6. Lannan will likely be tough tonight.

  7. Who isn’t tough on the Reds?

  8. 1-2-3 but plate patience demonstrated as Lannon threw 16 pitches.

  9. I thought the offense was adequate the last few games. If they can avoid those real low production games I would be happy.

  10. 18 pitches in 2 innings

  11. Johnny sharp through two innings.

    18 pitches – 14 strikes.

  12. Maybe the Reds should have flown Volquez, Cueto, and Soto down to talk to Inoa. Let’s hope the Reds sign Alonzo quickly and get him to wherever he is going.

  13. so much for patient hitters

  14. I get tired of hearing about GABP’s “short fences.” The dimensions are virtually identical to Riverfront’s.

  15. There were that impatient:

    BP – 5 pitches
    EE – 1 pitch
    JV – 6 pitches

    The fastball EE swung at look real hittable.

  16. not bad on hitters, Cueto looks unreal!!

  17. 26 pitches – 20 strikes

    Wow!!! Let’s see if he does as well the second time through the order.

  18. Andy Phillips was 1 for 5 with the Mets. It was a single.

  19. looks like a perfect game by both pitchers, wonder how long that will last?

  20. Patient Reds produce. Hairston hits the second pitch to drive in Ross.

  21. 17 pitches seen by Reds hitters that inning. That is 46 pitches seen through three innings. Not bad since Lannan has only seen two hitters over the minimum.

  22. Interesting comments by Joe Buck

    I sort of discounted them after he said he watched Bachelorette.

  23. Cueto has hit a bump in the road going through the second time.

  24. Obviously we have not worked on how to avoid balks.

  25. So who SHOULD (versus will) take Thompson’s spot in the rotation?

    My vote is for Affeldt. I know the argument is that he hasn’t had a chance to work several innings but why not give the job to Jeremy Affeldt? Over the last 15 days he has pitch 10 2/3 innings giving up 13 hits and three earned runs while walking 3 and striking out 9. He gives them a LHer in the rotation. Can he do any worse than they guys we have been running out there? From my perspective, he has been patiently waiting for his chance without complaint. Reward him with the same chance that Fogg, Bellisle, Bailey, and Thompson were all given.

  26. Stop the bleeding, Johnny.

  27. Yeck!!! 30 pitches – 11 balls

  28. Plate patience went right out the window in that inning.

  29. If the Reds had tried that, the throw would have been on the money and the runner would have been out. Along with everything else, it certainly does not seem that the Reds have been very lucky this year but that is simply my perspective.

  30. Why are you talking to yourself?

  31. 14 pitch inning for Johnny. Nice rebound.

  32. I’m wondering the same thing.

  33. Baserunning is sad

  34. Bummer. Bozo the Clown died.

  35. see ya, i’m finally sick and tired of the same crap night after night…this is rediculous

  36. I just got here in time to watch two straight 2-out RBI hits, and then that quality strikeout-throw-out doubleplay in the following half-inning. I don’t know what you all are frustrated about! 😉

  37. The one offensive skill Patterson has is baserunning, and he can’t even do that right anymore.

  38. Patterson finds another unique way to suck.

  39. Look at all this good baseball!

  40. Haha, I arrived at the same time as you, DA. Sad that mhopp left when he did. Didn’t bozo the clown die 5 years ago?

  41. That was a nice inning by the Reds even if Patterson fell down running.

    Glad not hear my echo anymore.
    😀

  42. Oh my gosh, we’re winning. Oh my gosh.

    Also, I’ve thought that Affeldt deserved a start for a long time. The bad news is he won’t get it, Fogg will. Did anyone else notice that it said “Fogg was pining for a start” in the headline, but Fogg seemed totally indifferent about it in all his starts?

  43. Maybe you’re thinking of Flippo the Clown.

  44. I see, “More important, however, he licensed the character to TV stations — which hired their own Bozos — and created a cartoon series.” (USA Today)…I guess the Bozo the Clown in my hometown died 5 years ago.

  45. Oh my goodness, he’s scary.

  46. Okay, I admit it. I checked in on the game just in time to see Sorrey Outterson get on with an error and then slip and fall. I can’t imagine the frustration on that team with him, I really ALMOST feel sorry for him as I think he truly is jinxed.

  47. There is a chance this could be a 2.5 hour game.

  48. Jinxed? The guy is bad at baseball.

    This is awesome, a save opportunity for Cordero!

  49. Those are some really die-hard reds fans in the stands! Can you imagine what they thought when CP came to the plate with rain coming? Thank God BP scored him.

  50. Wooooooo!!!!!

  51. I like the Nationals, their #5 batter is batting .190 and what makes it even better is that he’s a former Red!

  52. BP may be the MVP, next to Volquez.

  53. I was amazed those fans were EATING out of bowls of something while it was raining.

    Sweet win! Nice to see Cordero given the opportunity tonight to do what he was hired to do. Cueto one win away from .500.

    1:15 tomorrow. Wear your camouflage.

  54. Great win tonight. Not looking forward to blue hats, camo, and white pants tomorrow…

  55. Chad-Sorry to hear about that. That really stinks. Glad everybody is OK.

    I had my own personal hell tonight, reading mhopp and Y-City posts on this forum with nobody else bringing some sense. I noticed Y-City failed to mention the David Ross passed ball. And what cave have you been living in if you haven’t heard about A-Rod, Madonna, Mrs. A-Rod and Lenny Kravitz.

  56. The Reds are set to be the only winning NL Central team tonight.

  57. Chad – that was me that rear-ended you. Sorry about that, but it was the first solid contact I’ve made in two months.

  58. Oh my. Hilarious, K-Patt.

    (Considering that Chad’s fam are all fine and everything.)

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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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