OK, we can all now breathe a sigh of relief.  The Reds finally won a game and were not destined to lose their remaining games this season.  Now the club looks to start a winning streak that will hopefully last the better part of a week!  Bronson Arroyo pitched a pretty good game last night (minus the one pitch to Utley) and Homer Bailey will look to duplicate Arroyo’s effort and take down the Phillies again tonight.

It is a beautiful day here in my location so I can not think of nothing better to do tonight than sit out on my deck, prop my door open, turn the game on the television, and enjoy the nice outdoor weather while viewing the Reds game.  Maybe I’ll even stop by for a comment or two with the fine folks of Redleg Nation tonight while watching the Reds win!

Go Reds!

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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  1. Hanigan walks – Bailey bunts him over – Choo drives him in.

    • Hanigan walks – Bailey bunts him over – Choo drives him in.

      Dusty’s dream: Hanigan bunt singles, Homer bunt single, Choo commits a mass suicide squeeze and they both score.

  2. whewwwwww

  3. Whew…. how close was that to being out? Marty was excited.

  4. Dodged a bullet.

  5. Marty had me worried on that one, but Bruce caught it on the warning track.

  6. Just dialed it up – into the 8th, only 88 pitches? Wow…

  7. As awesome of a pitcher’s duel this is, I cannot stomach the howls from GABP.

  8. Homer and I both thought that was a homer.

  9. Good thing it’s April.

  10. Big night Homer. Deserves the W. NOW.

  11. Homer. Freaking. Bailey. 10k’s. Atta boy.

  12. 10K, 0BB, 90ish pitches, up 2nd…whaddaya do now?

  13. 10 K’s for Bailey after eight. Not bad a-tall.

  14. Big decision….Who bats second ?
    I would leave Homer in the game and put the pressure on Hanigan, yet pulling him is not a bad idea.

    • @localboy: Just thinking the same thing. I mean, if Hanigan gets on, that would call for a sacrifice, what a pitcher is suppose to do. But, then, we are needing some offense tonight, what we aren’t getting.

      I have to say, if Hanigan gets on, have Homer bunt. If Hanigan doesn’t get on, pinch hit.

  15. So, Manny Parra for the 9th?

  16. Thom: “I’m not going into some mass diatribe about the designated hitter, but……” (insert mass diatribe here).

    • @preach: “I believe there should be a constitutional amendment outlawing astroturf and the designated hitter.”

  17. Tom and Jeff have decided that Dusty Baker would be perfect as an American League manager.

  18. So far, it doesn’t look like Homer has missed one step from last season. He’s finally found something it looks like.

  19. I want Mes to PH if Dusty goes that way for Homer. I want a HR and I want it now.

  20. Ok .. right here . why can’t they pinch hit Meso???

  21. Will it be Everyday JJ?

  22. Bet Chapman pitches the ninth either way.

  23. Wow. That was quite a performance.

  24. Oh no, Chris “Drew Stubbs” Heisey!

  25. Hmmm…mighta been better off with Bailey at the plate

  26. Don’t agree with pulling bailey one bit

  27. Dom Brown looks like a Darryl Strawberry doppleganger out there in the field.

  28. Mesoraco should try and get Janish’s old number – it probably still has Bat Boy on the back.

  29. Chapman……Cozart / MVP / MVP
    I like our chances

  30. Just think, Mesoraco is getting paid $450,000 to sit around and watch baseball. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it.

  31. Let’s do it. Aroldis and then hand it over to Joey.

  32. Double switch…maybe more than one inning from Chapman.

  33. Pizza Pizza..

  34. A catcher PH for the Phillies? Charlie what are you thinking?

  35. If the benches clear, I’m finding out where Krantz is at and staying the heck away from him.

  36. Man, Bastardo is just brutal vs LH hitters. Career .183/.274/.332.

  37. How can a catcher pinch hit? What madness is this?

  38. McGoo behind the plate

  39. Chapman is a bad man. Plain frickin’ evil…

  40. 15,544 on hand for tonight’s titanic struggle, 15,544.

  41. So, you still don’t think Chapman doesn’t have enough pitches to be an effective starter?

  42. I can’t recall a time when major league umpires did such a terrible job of calling balls and strikes.

  43. FRAZIER!

  44. That’s my Todd!

  45. Yep…sure miss Scott Rolen.

  46. Sweet stop Frasure

  47. Does TF get GG consideration this year?

  48. Sweet stop Frazier

  49. Rain’s coming down hard. Let’s win it right here. 2-3-4

  50. The men are standing up when it counts….

  51. From above:

    Chapman……Cozart / MVP / MVP
    I like our chances

    …let’s go Redlegs!

  52. Hey guys, who is this Chapman person? Did he just get called up or something?

  53. NOOOOOOOO! Calling the rain.

  54. Ah, fecal matter.

  55. YOu have got to be kidding me!!!!!

  56. We need a RLN banana phone.

  57. Ouch….we had big time mo going.
    2013…the year we had to EARN it !

  58. I had it all worked out that Joey was going to hit a bomb while lightening struck, Natural style.

  59. I gotta say though, I’m blown away by that effort by Homer. That was just plain fantastic.

  60. Well I hope the rain is all out of its system tonight. I don’t like getting wet. It’s not allowed to rain Fri Sat or SUnday either. Actually the weather man needs to discuss all future rain events with me.

  61. So…has anyone seen Milwaukee’s SS, Jean Segura? The dude is tearing it up: 425/.465/.600

    Not too shabby. Doesn’t make up for Alex Gonzales being their 1B, but having a SS who can hit makes a big difference.

    • @CP: Thats the one area the Reds could still upgrade, a stick and glove SS

      • @localboy: Well, I’d say Cozart is fine, but the Reds can’t tolerate Hanigan, Cozart, and Heisey hitting the way they have in the same lineup for long, Something has to give.

        • @CP: We have Hanigans solution in Meso and Barnhart in the pipeline. We have potential in the pipeline for LF, SS is weak right now.
          Heisey is just not everyday material.

  62. I know the Reds are going to score in the bottom of the inning (whenever that occurs) but just for discussion, if the game is suspended until tomorrow and the Reds don’t score, does Dusty bring Chapman back out? (He could get a 2 inning stint that way)

  63. I guess I’m about to lose the audio feed. Marty said they will be back in 30 min. for an update. I’ll check back in 30 min. Go Reds!

  64. Poor Homer Bailey just can’t get any run support.
    For Bailey, the Reds offense puts up more Zeroes than the Japanese Navy put up over Pearl Harbor in 1941.

  65. What’s gotten into Baker? A good use of Chapman today. Did he get confused and think we scored a run there?

  66. CarGo has apparently hit for the cycle, if you combine the double headers.

  67. Well so far mlb.com is broadcasting banana phone time. I think they’ll wait at least an hour before they suspend the game.

  68. Well I guess I’ll doze off to the dulcet tones of Vin Scully.

  69. No more audio. At least there’s a couple of episodes of Family Guy on now to bide my time.

  70. Dang. I’d love to see a walk off win but not at the expense of injury to our guys.

  71. any word of re start time?

  72. Reds fans…u think u have gotten off to a bad start. Check out the Halos’ start: 4-9 and getting drubbed by minnesota right now

  73. OK, I admit I’m happy to see they’re filling the delay with UFC…

  74. There’s a significant amount of rain yet to move over the stadium.

  75. Idea for the editors of this amazing site! ESPN’s boards have an automatic page refresher thingy. IDK if it is expensive or what but would be nice to come here and get live streaming feed from the wonderful posters in here

    • @zab1983: In case anyone’s reading this the day after the game….please don’t do this. It’s not that hard to hit “refresh”. Meanwhile, with the automatic refresher thingy (Tm), the page is constantly jumping around and it’s hard to read. IMHO, of course 🙂

    • @zab1983: In case anyone’s reading this the day after the game….please don’t do this. It’s not that hard to hit “refresh”. Meanwhile, with the automatic refresher thingy (Tm), the page is constantly jumping around and it’s hard to read. IMHO, of course 🙂

  76. I’m calling Mercy. Long day at work tomorrow….well actually short. SUpposed to view batting practice from the field tomorrow if they have it then game then LONG day at work. Reds clothes packed, time to go to bed.

  77. POKER….UGH!!! GOod night.

  78. Votto is coming up in the 9th. Can’t the Phillies just forfeit and we can all go to sleep?

  79. It’s over. See you all tomorrow at 5:30.

  80. MLB.com has the game suspended now, not delayed.

  81. Game officially suspended. Will restart at 5:30. Don’t forget the 7:10 game will be broadcast on ESPN Wednesday night. Two wins on the same day, can’t beat that. Go Reds!! Adios Amigos.

  82. I hoped play would resume, felt the Reds would score in the 9th off Aumont. Now we don’t know who the Phils will pitch in the 9th.

    If it goes to the 10th, I’m not confident. The Phils have Rollins, Utley, and Howard coming up, calling for a lefty. That would indicate going with Chapman, but it would be his 4th day in a row.

    Ordinarily I’d be comfortable with LeCure, and my understanding is that he’s ready to go, but he hasn’t pitched for a while. Broxton’s terrible outing on Sunday doesn’t affect my thinking too much, the rust is presumably off. But Broxton is not as effective against lefties as righties. Marshall sure is missed.

    • @pinson343: Oh, wow. So if this goes extras, and Leake has a rough outing … I don’t even want to finish the thought.

      How about a quick win and a good day for Leake!

      • @Brian Van Hook: Yeh I don’t even want to finish the thought either. But others on the blog seem optimistic about tomorrow, I hope they’re right.

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About Chris Wilson

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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