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Game Thread: Reds at Brewers — 2008.07.11

I don’t think the Brewers are the Nationals either. And with Josh Fogg pitching for the good guys tonight, I’m not extremely optimistic. The only question is: “How will Bill Hall beat the Reds this time?”

Then again, the Reds hit about a million home runs yesterday, so maybe there’s a chance we can win today. Discuss it here….

80 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Brewers — 2008.07.11

  1. Much better than the Marty Brennaman / Jeff Branley combo on radio tonight. Brantley is so much worse on radio because he has to attempt to describe the action.

  2. To #52: Through 93 games, the Reds are 6 games ahead of where they were last year. One could say that Dusty’s making some progress.

  3. But Dallas that progress is in comparison to Jerry Narron. Dusty does deserve credit though for his willingness to go with young pitching.

    On to another thought. If the Reds were to release Majewski, who would take his place in the bullpen? Please don’t say Coffey.

  4. #57–I can’t see how Dusty has done much. He’s been given Jay Bruce, Joey Votto, Johhny Cueto, Edison Volquez, and one of the games best closers…all of which have played well. How do you figure he’s done better than Narron or Mckann? Given a legitimate answer I will gladly shut up.

  5. Chad-I think Dusty may actually be trying people who are up on the trading block. Won’t get much by giving up doubles though.

  6. He’s been given those things? The board’s other big Dusty basher, mhopp, uses the argument that the buck stops with the manager, so all the Reds’ ills are the blame of the manager. If that’s the case, then surely the manager has to be given credit for the positives as well. Under his watch Cueto is being groomed into a very good pitcher and Volquez has gone from high Single A to possibly starting the All-Star game. He inherited the league’s worst bullpen (notwithstanding Cordero, obviously, but I honestly can’t remember if he signed before or after Dusty) and has had his two marquee pitchers (Harang and Arroyo) perform somewhere in between mediocre and poor for a large segment of the season. Not to mention Griffey underperforming and Dunn…well, he’s Dunn, whether you’re a fan or not, he is what he is. I’d say he’s doing a decent job with what he’s been “given,” and that April, May, June, and the beginning of July is not nearly enough time to judge a major league manager. The Reds have been bad for a long time; don’t expect a pennant contender after 3 and a half months.

  7. Junior with the Hot dog Play of the Game but if Hairston hadn’t been in the line of fire it might have been Bruce. I’m thinking he would have gunned down Braun.

  8. Thom Brennaman has just turned into Paul Harvey and is telling us the rest of the story. It is a nice story about Torres though.

  9. Okay Dallas, you win. I don’t want to cause anyone to have a heart attack here. I think that most would agree that Dusty has made some really bad decisions this year, ones that defy logic…major league or high school.

  10. I’ll take it!!! They have a shot at a 3-3 road trip, which ain’t too shabby against Chicago and Milwaukee.

  11. I think a lot of us tend to sometimes beat on Dusty or Corey or whoever a bit excessively at time. The frustrations of being a Reds fan sometime gets to even the best of us.

  12. CHICAGO (AP)—Doctors and family members say a 7-year-old boy who fractured his skull when he was struck by a foul ball at Wrigley Field was recovering and expected to live.

    Dominic DiAngi of suburban Frankfort was sitting behind the Cubs dugout Thursday afternoon during a game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds when a foul ball off the bat of Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly struck him in the head.

    On Friday, the boy was in serious condition. Children’s Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Julie Pesch says the boy regained consciousness on Friday and doctors said he was steadily improving throughout the day.

    The game was the first major league game the boy had ever attended.

  13. I was at the game and it was very scary. Thanks for this post, I have been wondering how he was.

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