Josh Fogg vs. Oliver Perez tonight. Two Reds-killers. Which one will do more damage to our guys this evening?

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58 Responses

  1. Y-City Jim

    For your pleasure, I present tonight’s starting line-ups:

    REDS
    Jay Bruce CF
    Jeff Keppinger SS
    Ken Griffey Jr. RF
    Brandon Phillips 2B
    Adam Dunn LF
    Edwin Encarnacion 3B
    Joey Votto 1B
    David Ross C
    Josh Fogg RHP (1-2, 7.94)

    METS
    Jose Reyes SS
    Endy Chavez RF
    David Wright 3B
    Carlos Beltran CF
    Damion Easley 2B
    Carlos Delgado 1B
    Fernando Tatis LF
    Brian Schneider C
    Oliver Perez LHP (6-5, 4.44)

  2. Chris W.

    “uncalled for and inconsiderate” are the Reds according to Keith Hernandez. Good thing there aren’t any women in the dugout!

  3. Phill

    Chris W, why are they complaining exactly?

  4. Chris W.

    They are complaining because the game was supposed to start at 7:30. They pushed it back to 7:40 and it didn’t start until like 7:45. They didn’t like it that Larkin’s speech took 12 minutes or something and they were mad because Perez had finished his bullpen session and had to sit in the dugout, waiting.

  5. rob

    Kelch? Fill me in. Where is Brantley? Screw the Mets’ announcers.

  6. DevilsAdvocate

    The HOF ceremonies weren’t a secret – MLB has had tonight’s gametime listed as 7:40 for at least the past several days. Keith Hernandez can go…make more Just-For-Men beard coloring commercials.

    Fogg has enough trouble getting outs without making additional errors himself. 1-0 NYM.

  7. Y-City Jim

    Somebody ought to get the word out to the crowd. During the 7th inning they can yell up to Hernandez and give him a special universal salute.

  8. Y-City Jim

    Given that Larkin is a special assistant to Jim Bowden and that the Nationals are an absolutely horrid club, would Barry Larkin be a good front office person for the Reds?

  9. Y-City Jim

    brublejr – you know if the Reds were in NY with the Mets were having a similar type of induction ceremony and Reds announcers complained that the Mets fans would do that.

    😀

  10. ChicagoRedsFan

    Does anyone know if they’re planning to skip Fogg’s next start and go with Volquez on Friday after the off day?

  11. Y-City Jim

    If Fogg continues to be effective, why skip him?

  12. preach

    You can’t ask for more from Fogg than these last three starts. I like the way we are hitting the ball with two outs. That, along with making some runs without having to leave the yard, may be the most improved part of the club (small sample size, I know).

  13. brublejr

    Yes, Jim, Hernadez would not appeciate annoucers doing that to him, if it was his moment in the spotlight. And the Mets fans would most certanly salute

  14. brublejr

    Sweet, Phillips deserves the gold golvem hands down. Outside a couple of mental breakdowns, he has been outstanding yet again.

  15. Y-City Jim

    Nice conversation with Barry Larkin with George “Papa Smurf” Grande and Jeff “Ignorant Hick” Brantley.

    Speaking of guest commentators, I know Marty has McCoy, Fay, and Daugherty taking turns during the 2nd inning of games. Does he ever had Erardi or Russell on?

  16. Y-City Jim

    Fogg sure got out of a tough situation there. Whew!!!

  17. rob

    Let’s hope Weathers gets the ball in the 8th and not Coffey. I guess it will be Bray in the 7th.

  18. preach

    Another two out RBI. That’s what it will take to get back in the hunt.

  19. Kyle

    Was I the only one who thought all the praise Larkin got for not being self promoting was a little ironic after his speech in which he “was so gracious he bought him a car”

  20. Y-City Jim

    Did Coffey run over the bridge to get to Cincinnati?

    Probably ran all the way from Louisville. I wonder if one can Google Earth his route. 😀

  21. Y-City Jim

    He got a car for being inducted in the Reds HoF? Did Geronimo, Jay, and the late executive’s survivors get a car?

  22. Y-City Jim

    After loading the bases, George said “Look out. Here comes David Wright.” At first, I thought he said “Look out. Here comes David Weathers.”

  23. Kyle

    no. supposedly larkin bought one of the clubhouses workers a car, but took practically no time telling everyone about it. cause he is not self promoting.

  24. Y-City Jim

    Of course, Larkin leaves out that for someone with his financial assets buying a car for someone is equivalent to us buying someone a TV – not a especially nice TV at that.

    Nice hit by Mr. Non-Clutch (or if it is clutch it only occurs in spurts) to drive in a run.

  25. Chris

    I couldn’t believe Larkin brought up the “I bought that guy a car” story. Well, I can believe it, I just hoped he’d gotten over himself a little. Guess not.

    At least he was classy enough to spend time thanking Nike and Wilson sporting goods.

  26. Y-City Jim

    At least he was classy enough to spend time thanking Nike and Wilson sporting goods.

    Two fine companies not employing the American working man (or women but likely a non-American child).

  27. Kyle

    Reds lineup has looked good this series. Maybe the break got them going?? Some clutch ABs

  28. Kyle

    Perhaps the commentators could follow their lead. They still leave much to be desired.

  29. Y-City Jim

    Meanwhile the Reds whooping up on the Mets in the 7th.

    While there is nothing productive about dwelling on the past, if Cordero locks down Thursday game, the Reds would be looking at one game under .500 after tonight. I guess we just wait few more days to get there and beyond.

  30. rob

    Kelch is on the radio. I listen via MLB.com here in St. Louis. He sounds pretty good.

    Who gets the ball in the ninth? Bray hopefully.

  31. Chris

    I really don’t understand why they need to call in a sub radio announcer a couple times a year. They have 5 guys on staff already. I understand that Thom is off doing FOX games, but why can’t they schedule Welsh’s vacation for a time when Thom isn’t also gone?

  32. Chris

    Amazing that as well as Fogg has pitched the last few times out, he still has an ERA over 7.00.

  33. Y-City Jim

    I like Kelch because he understands it is his job to do play-by-play first. That seems to be a forgotten art in Cincinnati media.

  34. rob

    There are too many people in the booth. I enjoy listening to Kelch, though. Marty seems a little less ornery without Brantley, which is nice.

  35. Y-City Jim

    Amazing that as well as Fogg has pitched the last few times out, he still has an ERA over 7.00.

    But remember that at one time it was over 13.00.

  36. Y-City Jim

    but why can’t they schedule Welsh’s vacation for a time when Thom isn’t also gone?

    Why do baseball announcers get vacations during baseball season anyhow?

  37. Kyle

    I like Kelch because he understands it is his job to do play-by-play first. That seems to be a forgotten art in Cincinnati media.

    You mean announcers still do play by play?

  38. Kyle

    I like Kelch because he understands it is his job to do play-by-play first. That seems to be a forgotten art in Cincinnati media.

    You mean announcers still do play by play?

  39. Y-City Jim

    George Grande says that every time Junior comes to the plate that the flash bulbs are popping.

    Can you still buy flash bulbs?

  40. Y-City Jim

    You mean announcers still do play by play?

    They are a rare breed today.

  41. preach

    Fogg did well, thanks to some good defense and three double plays. He seemed to have a few more fly balls than usual hit off him tonight, but he got the grounders when he needed them.

    I am pumped about our two out hitting right now.

    Production from 1-9 in the lineup. Gotta love that.

    Weathers is still (somehow) doing great.

    Lincoln’s curve is flat out filthy.

    Looking forward to the second half. Do you think their is a possibility we will be buyers and not sellers this summer? If management wants to make a go of it this season, what would you try?

  42. Y-City Jim

    What is out there for them to buy that can help? Some RH bench help? Tonya Harding to take out Junior? 😀

  43. Kevin

    I just got home from work and scanned through the thread. Just wanted to say that the image of Coffey sprinting up I-71 and across the bridge with his uniform and glove has me laughing pretty hard.

  44. Y-City Jim

    Speaking of Junior, I looked up Willie Mays last season. While he only played 60 some games, when he started he batted in the 3rd spot. He batted .210 that season.

  45. Y-City Jim

    I just got home from work and scanned through the thread. Just wanted to say that the image of Coffey sprinting up I-71 and across the bridge with his uniform and glove has me laughing pretty hard.

    Oddly, he still weighs 240+ after that long sprint. 😀

  46. preach

    Oddly, he still weighs 240+ after that long sprint.

    That’s because he has a glove on one hand and a Suzy-Q in the other.

  47. AnnapolisRed

    Boy, too bad Barry Larkin can’t be perfect like some of you on this thread. Do you guys hate everybody?