Ten games remaining. This afternoon’s titanic struggle is one of them!

Discuss the game here. Go Redlegs.

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  1. The D-Train* is starting! It’s a L before it even starts!! *Correction: Matt Maloney is starting! It’s a L before it even starts!! There’s great football games on today!!! I’m not very enthusiastic for this one, can you tell?!!!!

  2. Is it batting practice or are the Reds just mailing it in?

  3. Noticed only 10 comments yesterday, thought I would throw one up here for grins. With the inauspicious start may not even make 10 today.

    Misread comment at first, aging brain and failing eyesight, thought it said “tragic” struggle. Or maybe just subliminal foresight. Have to give Maloney credit for throwing strikes.

    Go BP, give him hell.

  4. Nice to know they are willing to start a lefty with no future with the organization rather than someone they invested 30 million dollars in

  5. Nice to see the Reds mailing in the rest of 2011…

  6. Dusty came out and said the only motivation playing is for stats. Forbid them looking at the farm system players and evaluating/preparing for next year. Lets just make sure the established ones get theirs.

    • @nelly33:

      Dusty came out and said the only motivation playing is for stats.

      The offense is acting like they’re playing for Greinke’s stats.

  7. @wildwestLV: The best “football” game of the day was over by 1pm eastern. Man Utd took down Chelsea 3-1.

    The circus they play here called pro football falls somewhere between NASCAR and wrestling on the hokiness scale. If that is what folks want to watch, more power to them; but, not for me.

    Now if the NCAA played on Sunday, that might be another thing……..

  8. Wow a 3-1 score in foosball, is that some kind of record?

    • @Jason1972:

      Wow a 3-1 score in foosball, is that some kind of record?

      he’s talking about soccer- Manchester United over Chelsea

  9. Soccer? Oh I guess that’s cool, girls and men without strength or skill need a sport to play too.

    • Soccer?Oh I guess that’s cool, girls and men without strength or skill need a sport to play too.

      It’s a good sport to bet on if you do the proper research because you can find a lot of games where the favorite is a + moneyline meaning for example if you bet on a +120 you get $1.20 for each dollar you bet if you win; the only catch is a tie isn’t a push like in regular line bets.

      Soccer?Oh I guess that’s cool, girls and men without strength or skill need a sport to play too.

    • @Jason1972:

      Soccer?Oh I guess that’s cool, girls and men without strength or skill need a sport to play too.

      It’s a good sport to bet on if you do the proper research because you can find a lot of games where the favorite is a + moneyline meaning for example if you bet on a +120 you get $1.20 for each dollar you bet if you win; the only catch is a tie isn’t a push like in regular line bets.

  10. @Jason1972: Actually Man Utd missed a penalty shot and a gimme and Chelsea also missed an open net, so it should have been 5-2 or so.

    If they counted a goal as 7 points, today’s score would have been 21-7, which sounds like a pretty typical US football score.

    Like I said, whatever pleases a person is fine with me; but it is largely a myth that there is more scoring in US football than in Soccer. In US football, they just inflate the score by giving more points per scoring event. And I would judge that soccer has many more legitimate scoring opportunities per game than US football.

  11. One thing I like about Eurofoosball is that there aren’t many gruesome injuries like in American Football. Well, I mean once in a while someone trips on their skirt and breaks an ankle, but usually if someone is laying out and writhing in foosball it’s just pretend play and you know they will be ok.

    But they sure do run fast in foosball. Maybe that’s because they grew up being chased around by the kids who played real sports? I am guessing that is also why they don’t use their hands, because they are afraid they will claw and scratch each other too much.

  12. Man the Brew Crew took it to the Reds this series! Hard to believe how different things were a year ago.

    As for Soccer….the World Cup is really pretty entertaining in my opinion.

    I love the Reds and baseball, but I believe a good college basketball game is the most exciting sport in my opinion.

  13. Well at least this Reds game is not going to be a perfect game, no hitter, or even shutout. I was starting to get worried there for a while.

  14. @JerBear: I would have agreed with you about college roundball until the commercialization of it for TV turned it into 10 disjointed 4 minute segments. When it was two 20 minute halves with no artificial breaks, it was a tough sport to top

  15. NO single game in any sport is better than UNC vs Duke in men’s basketball when both teams are good.

  16. Hockey owns all these sports for pure excitement. And the shootout is the single most exciting thing to watch in all of sports.

  17. Is it over yet? Oh, I forgot there are exciting series coming up with the Stros and the Pirates.

  18. @wildwestLV: The NHL shootout is exciting, particularly when they get into sudden death. However I don’t like seeing a team game decided by a skills event, even if the loser still gets a standings point for their efforts.

  19. Glad to see no one got injured today. No one broke a sweat of any kind either.

  20. Oh and way to pad those stats too. Only stats that will be padded from here on out will be the bad ones. A new strike out record, a new home runs allowed record, you know the ones that really will at to a players negotiating leverage. That Dusty he really looks out for his players.

  21. I need to list my game positives now because I’ll probably forget them before the recap is posted, if it is.

    Positives: Juan Francisco drew a walk. Chapman pitched an inning without allowing a walk. McGeehee flew out on ball 4, but it still counts.

  22. @pinson343: McGhee did the same thing last night too unless I am having that Deja Vu stuff start happening all over again again.

  23. @OhioJim: In these blowout games, McGeehee is probably trying to pad his power numbers.

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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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