Definition of a true Reds fan: someone who purchases tickets to a Reds game AFTER discovering that Josh Fogg is the starting pitcher.

Yes, that’s me (and fellow RN editor Chris W.). Its almost embarrassing that we are such suckers.

Discuss the game here.

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101 Responses

  1. AnnapolisRed

    Big game tonight. Cardinals are losing. A win and the Reds are ONLY seven out. I won’t excited until it is five out, but still….

  2. Y-City Jim

    Tonight’s starting line-ups

    Jerry Hairston Jr. SS
    Jay Bruce CF
    Ken Griffey Jr. RF
    Brandon Phillips 2B
    Adam Dunn LF
    Joey Votto 1B
    Edwin Encarnacion 3B
    Paul Bako C
    Josh Fogg RHP (1-2, 9.85)

    Roger Bernadina CF
    Cristian Guzman SS
    Elijah Dukes LF
    Dmitri Young 1B
    Austin Kearns RF
    Aaron Boone 3B
    Jesus Flores C
    Willie Harris 2B
    Tim Redding RHP (6-3, 4.21)

  3. AnnapolisRed

    Like an idiot I spoke too soon. Cards rallied for three in the ninth to win. God I hate them.

  4. renbutler

    Cards came back and beat the evil Cubs. I think the Cubs are the team we need to be chasing (they won’t be in first for long).

    So, was Bernadino safe on the stolen base or not? Looked real close.

  5. mhopp

    And they say he only hits HR’s and Strikes out? Huh.

  6. mhopp

    JH is on fire, having a career year that is for sure.

  7. mhopp

    I love the pic of Dimitri Y on with the big ‘fro, hillarious

  8. mhopp

    Win, lose or draw I am sooo happy to see that Dusty has figured out that (you know who) does not belong in the lineup every day!! :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. mhopp

    They wanted to go against a Right handed batter in Josh Flogg vs. the Left in Bako. Wow, Flogg looks pretty good tonight, wonder if we can trade him away and get some prospects or Victorino? ๐Ÿ˜†

  10. Kurt Frost

    Hairston has hit the ball hard all three times tonight. When will he come back to earth?

  11. mhopp

    You know BP has not bounced into a DP in a while…seems like he must be working on that.

  12. mhopp

    No wonder the Nationals are 20 games under .500 there are a lot of former reds players on their team.

  13. DevilsAdvocate

    Fogg threaded the needle tonight – but to his credit, by the numbers there’s no doubt that’s a good outing. Hope the Reds can reinforce that positive with some runs here and put him in position for the W.

  14. DevilsAdvocate

    Bowden is ex-Red crazy. At one point last season they had something like 8 notable ex-Reds on their roster, with another 4 or 5 on their AAA team. Not to mention their coaching & their management team which includes Lenny Harris, Barry Larkin, and Jose Rijo.

  15. mhopp

    Wow, well looks like the Reds are better…not that it’s saying much. I’d say that Weathers is definitely on the trading block, lets hope he looks good so Reds can get something for him

  16. mhopp

    Where’s Jim and Preach? I miss the sarcastic humor. :mrgreen:

  17. mhopp

    CP will be getting some love from DB for sure tonight!

  18. DevilsAdvocate

    Nice guys can’t catch a break ๐Ÿ™„ – Elijah Dukes injured on a running catch.

  19. Kurt Frost

    Outterson got many groans and boos when he was announced. He did get a hit which means he’ll be leading off again soon.

  20. Kurt Frost

    Good gravy they couldn’t have changed pitchers while they scraped the guy off the wall?

  21. Y-City Jim

    How bad are the Nationals? Fogg held them to one run in six innings. That says they are real bad.

  22. Chad

    If nothing else, its a great crowd and a great night for a ballgame. I’m glad I decided to come after all.

  23. Y-City Jim

    The Reds should have wore little red berets with these camo jerseys.

  24. Chad

    Changed my mind. The crowd is doing the wave. Wish I had stayed home.

  25. Kevin

    At least maybe he knows that we don’t like him. Also, I’m glad he didn’t stay in left field or something.

  26. Kurt Frost

    The wave died a horrible death. If you can see the bleachers I’m standing up on the top row with no hat.

  27. mhopp

    With the way Lincoln is pitching I say package him with Arroyo, Weathers or someone and trade him too. He’s not pitching bad but I can’t imagine it will continue

  28. Y-City Jim

    Oh Lord! Marty is probably having a cow with the wave going on. I’m not a wave fan either. If they ever invent a time machine someone has to go back in time and prevent the wave from ever being created.

  29. Kevin

    that was about 29…whoops, guess I waited too long.

  30. Y-City Jim

    Come on, Reds!!! Ir’s the Nationals and their bullpen is in the game.

  31. mhopp

    Same with that stupid Weeeooo Woooooo song. That was the worst part of my trip to GABP this year…The cannibals playing drums on the street when I left the game sounded better than that crap.

  32. DevilsAdvocate

    Edwin hit that pitch even though it was about a foot outside. Can Bako be the man? Yes he can!

  33. mhopp

    I almost made a negative remark as Bako got a hit…

  34. DevilsAdvocate

    This game
    is bananas

  35. Y-City Jim

    Gwen Stefani should just be executed period.

  36. mhopp

    Does anyone else think that Thompson could have learned what he needs to learn against the Nationals instead of a AAA team? I mean there’s not a lot of difference and I read he only needed to go down for a short time.

  37. Chad

    Yeah, that woo wee song or whatever is making my head hurt.

  38. Kevin

    That bananas song is my jam. But, I didn’t know that the woo wee song was from her…I thought that some Reds employee who isn’t a musician made that.

  39. Kurt Frost

    Did you get a camo jersey? We got here at 430 and they were 3000 deep at the front gate.

  40. Chad

    Dmitri Young just tried to eat Austin Kearns in the on-deck circle.

  41. Chad

    Didn’t get a camo jersey, but Chris W, who is with me, did. I got here right before first pitch.

  42. Kurt Frost

    Some dude just came up in my section with a ton of food. I guess he couldn’t wait.

  43. DevilsAdvocate

    That Dmitri-with-a-fro picture is impressive.

  44. Y-City Jim

    Let’s see. Fogg against Indianapolis – 8 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 6 K’s, 111 pitches. Fogg against Washington – 6 innings, 6 hits, 1 runs, 1 walk, 1 K, 102 pitches.

    I think Thompson could have learned as much but he’ll be back soon if they trade Arroyo.

    OK, Quit screwing around CoCo.

  45. Kevin

    Yeah, it really is strange to see a roster like this.

  46. mhopp

    Burton would have been a better choice given 2 days of previous work for Cordero.

  47. Y-City Jim

    Nice catch by senior citizen Griffey. Not getting the call on the previous pitch sure hurt there.

  48. Kevin

    Beginning of the inning I almost typed “At least we have a closer who knows what he’s doing…” But I didn’t want to jinx anything. I guess thinking it was enough.

  49. DevilsAdvocate

    Kearns expected that Griffey wouldn’t get there…

    Cordero has impressed Thom mightily apparently, but 17-for-20 in saves is not that impressive. Now 17-for-21.

  50. mhopp

    Josh Fogg holds them to 1 run in 6ip and Cordero gives up so far 1 run in .2 ip…go figure

  51. Y-City Jim

    Harriston leading off!!!


  52. Kevin

    with this crowd and the top of the lineup….I feel good about us getting to bed before our bedtimes…

  53. mhopp

    Remember how the Brewers faded last year? Cordero had about 7-8 blown saves last year. He’s just not good 3 days in a row. Dusty Baker IQ ๐Ÿ™

  54. Y-City Jim

    I hope the Reds are patient because suddenly Hanrahan is all over the place.

  55. mhopp

    I can’t believe how Hairston continues to hit!?!?!?! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  56. Kevin

    I mean, honestly, someone is wearing a Hairston mask. Walk Junior to face BP?

  57. TylerS

    If you’ve got a tivo, rewatch Griffey’s IBB. He was using Barry Bonds’ batting stance. Haha.

  58. Kevin

    Winning homestand! Winning homestand!

  59. DevilsAdvocate

    Thanks, Nationals! Erase that sour taste from the Pittsburgh series.

  60. Y-City Jim

    Reds win!!!

    Catcher can’t catch the ball.

  61. DevilsAdvocate

    Catcher canรƒยขรขโ€šยฌรขโ€žยขt catch the ball.

    Say, they are just like the Reds!

  62. Y-City Jim

    Twilight Zone!!!

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  63. mhopp

    Wow, the Nat’ls gave the Reds the game…what a gift…thank you Washington Nationals for playing so bad!!

  64. mhopp

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ— โ“ ๐Ÿ’ก โžก ๐Ÿ˜ :mrgreen:

  65. AnnapolisRed

    #42-That is the most racist statement I have ever seen. mhopp it is one thing to make ignorant baseball statements, but this is a whole other level.

  66. Relient k Car

    i agree annapolis it was rather unneccisary

  67. Dallas

    THAT’s the most racist thing you’ve ever seen? Really?

  68. Slattspub

    I wasn’t aware that cannibals were a race? While the comment may have been distasteful I don’t believe it was racist nor as there wasn’t any mention of race? Putting all that aside let’s give Voltron some run support and sweep Bowden’s Nationals!

  69. Slattspub

    I wasn’t aware that cannibals were a race? While the comment may have been distasteful I don’t believe it was racist nor as there wasn’t any mention of race? Putting all that aside let’s give Voltron some run support and sweep Bowden’s Nationals!