(Ed. Bumped to top because I screwed up and posted it a day early!)

The Reds face the defending National League champions, the Colorado Rockies, tonight.

Goodness, that still sounds strange.

Anyway, a sweep will give the Reds a record of .500. Dare to dream!

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59 Responses

  1. Corey patterson should die

    They dont play tonight
    its an off night

  2. Brian

    It is an off night, man it would have been nice getting Volquez that extra time off, to bad Fogg had to get hit in the face during BP!

  3. BC

    no game dude. way to get my hopes up man.

  4. doug

    Chad,
    you totally freaked my life out. I went ahead and made plans for the night since there was no game and I saw this and wham, I freaked out. Alas, there is no game tonight.

  5. nick in va

    I admit that I didn’t know there wasn’t a game, but at least now my hopes of getting to .500 won’t be dashed until tomorrow.

  6. renbutler

    I think this game was on an early version of the schedule.

    The off day actually gives the Reds the opportunity to replace Fogg with Volquez on Friday.

    Oddly enough, Fogg’s been the better pitcher lately.

  7. Y-City Jim

    Tonight’s starting line-up:

    Corey Patterson
    Corey Patterson
    Corey Patterson
    Corey Patterson
    Corey Patterson
    Corey Patterson
    Corey Patterson
    Corey Patterson
    Corey Patterson

    ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Kevin

    I just threw up on my keyboard. Thanks Jim.

  9. preach

    (I can imagine, can’t I)

    Volquez on the mound looking sharp through 5. Perfect game so far.

  10. Shane

    Not funny! Here I am jumping from web site to web site, from TV Guide to tv listings trying to find out why the game wasn’t listed anywhere I was looking lol

  11. preach

    Dr. K was just called. Dusty swallowed his toothpick sideways. No real damage, but it makes spitting out those sunflower seeds an adventure. 5-0 Reds

  12. preach

    Rosecrans on with Marty last inning. Trent finally had enough. Told Marty to shut his pie-hole and quit being so bitter. Also, George finally said ‘damn’ as in “Best Damn Sports Show Period”. Unfortunately he was talking about Cowboy’s English skills. 6-0 Reds.

  13. mhopp

    Possible replacement for Sorry Bakerson? Sean Cumberland was promoted to Louisville and lately has been batting lead off…he’s left handed, hits for average with some power and reasonable speed and is just under 24. I don’t know if he has CF experience though. He’s no Crappy Patterson in Baker’s eyes but lets hope this may be his replacement…anything is better than him.

  14. mhopp

    P.S. Drew Stubbs batting .466 at Chattanooga AA! Next year could really look good for the Reds….500 this year and post season next. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  15. preach

    Reds make costly baserunning error so bad that after the umpires huddle they decide to take a run away 5-0 Reds

  16. preach

    Could have had an add on run, but acting manager Chris Speier was too preoccupied telling Adam Dunn the one about when Woody Fryman got him drunk and put him in a dryer during spring training and he forgot to send in the sign. 5-0 Reds.

  17. preach

    “Yeah, Adam, it sounds like fun and games until someone puts enough pine tar on the door of the dryer so it won’t open and sets the timer to ‘wool’. That Woody Fryman was a real…”

  18. Jay Bruce for President

    oh no theres an argument at the plate
    and Patterson has pulled off his cleet and is trying to kill people with it!!
    and he throws it up and trys to hit it with his bat! oh and a swing and a miss… he truly cant hit anything

  19. Mike Martz

    Top of the 8’th, Weathers is on the mound. 5-0 Reds.

  20. Chad

    Oops.

    I actually wrote this post and intended to set it to publish tomorrow night (since I’m not going to be around to post it tomorrow). Guess I put 7-24 instead of 7-25. Sorry.

    I’ll leave this post up and just bump it to the top tomorrow.

    Funny stuff here, though.

  21. Jay Bruce for President

    weathers comes in gets 1 out
    end inning

    reds 5
    Rockies 6

  22. preach

    After our masterful double and triple switches we have Bako, Patterson, and Patterson due up. Yes, that’s right, he was double switched twice and is due up twice in the same inning. Masterful…In the meantime Dick Pole looks over at Cueto and says “Watch this.” He picks up the bullpen phone and says “Get Coffey up.” Two minutes later he calls again and says “Never mind, just kidding.” This goes on for twenty minutes. Finally Dick makes a call and says “Tell Coffey to run his butt up to section 5 and get me a sno-cone. No, I’m not joking, cherry…No, I called YOU cherry, I want grape.” He turns back to Cueto “Just don’t lose your stuff kid. Otherwise you’ll have to get my milkduds to stay around. That’s why Patterson is still here: He’s gets Dusty’s popcorn. He’s got Corey, I’ve got Coffey….and Spierer has his tortured memories of Woody Fryman. Sad, ain’t it?”

  23. Y-City Jim

    Can we bump the 5-0 score up to Friday as well?

    ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. Shane

    already did but it was nullified by a baserunning error

  25. Steve

    Amusing thread!

    Since BP pointed out that the Reds chances for the playoffs were .08 (or something like that), that really makes me wonder what the Rockies chances were last year through the same number of games before they went on that roll.

    Anybody have a clue about that one?

  26. Y-City Jim

    Friday night’s Cincinnati Reds line-up:

    Jay Bruce cf
    Jeff Keppinger ss
    Ken Griffey Jr. rf
    Brandon Phillips 2b
    Adam Dunn lf
    Edwin Encarnacion 3b
    Joey Votto 1b
    Paul Bako c
    Edinson Volquez p

  27. Kyle

    I dont always agree with Dusty’s decision making, but one thing im starting to appreciate is seeing a steady line up night after night. Seems like the last 3 or 4 guys to fill out the card had a knack for changing things up just about every night.

  28. rob

    OK fine. Volquez didn’t cover first. Fundamental mistake. WE HEARD YOU THE FIRST TIME MARTY.

  29. Steve

    Down 2-0.

    I knew that hat was gonna catch up on him. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. rob

    Wisconsin has a law on the books pertaining to shooting a faulty lawn mower?

  31. Y-City Jim

    Apparently a very strict law regarding lawn mower shootings. Anyone know the prognosis on the mower?

  32. Y-City Jim

    Some people should not be talking about rock’n roll and Thom Brennaman is one of those people.

  33. Y-City Jim

    Signs of intelligence. Good thinking by Edwin.

  34. Y-City Jim

    Come on, Reds!!! Comeback time so we can get off the topic of high school football in the broadcast booth.

  35. Mike Martz

    Did they just take a run away from the Rockies? never mind that was last night ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Y-City Jim

    Willy Tavares gets people so excited by the stolen bases that they totally ignore the lack of getting on base.

    Whoa!!! Junior TRIPLES!!!

  37. Mike Martz

    Griffeys first triple of the season? is that correct?

  38. Y-City Jim

    Be patient, hitters. Junior is catching his breath.

  39. Y-City Jim

    Yes, Mike. Only his third in seven years.

  40. Steve

    When was the last season that Griffey was still considered “fast”? ’99, perhaps, because it’s sure not been with the Reds.

  41. Y-City Jim

    This team is real Jekyll and Hyde.

  42. Y-City Jim

    Sad to hear about the death of Randy Pausch, the “Last Lecture” prof from Carnegie Mellon.

  43. Y-City Jim

    Another lack of patience type of night for the offense.

  44. Josh

    I just heard the Rox are looking at Arroyo and the Reds would be willing to pick up some of his salary if they can agree on the talent. THis is according to ESPN’s Rumor Mill or whatever its called.

  45. Y-City Jim

    Why do the Rox need the Reds to pick up salary? At least, they have talent to send the Reds.

  46. Y-City Jim

    I think yesterday’s game was more interesting.

  47. Y-City Jim

    We need a name for the Reds Jekyll-Hyde personalities.