2016 Reds / Game Thread

Reds vs Padres– July 29, 2016

First game of three between the Reds (40-61) the Padres (44-58). Day 2874 of Jay Bruce’s Possible Shiny New Laundry Watch.

Here’s what we do know:  Homer Bailey returns from the DL of Eternity today and is scheduled to start Sunday. Kyle Waldrop was sent to the Bats. I sent this adorable-on-the-internet dress back because it make me look like I was pregnant with a small to medium-sized hippopotamus.

REDS PADRES
1. Billy Hamilton (CF)
2. Zack Cozart (SS)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Jay Bruce (RF)
5. Adam Duvall (LF)
6. Brandon Phillips (2B)
7. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Brandon Finnegan (P)
The Padres have not posted their lineup yet and I am currently late for my nephew’s birthday party, so feeergit you, Padres lineup. You need to check with my very busy social schedule before making up your minds over who is going to greet Votto as he trots to first base.

UPDATE

Never mind, we got done with cake faster than I thought.

1. Travis Jankowski (CF)
2. Wil Myers (1B)
3. Matt Kemp (RF)
4. Alex Dickerson (LF)
5. Ryan Schimpf (2B)
6. Derek Norris (C)
7. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
8. Adam Rosales (3B)
9. Edwin Jackson (P)

THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU HAD NO IDEA YOU WERE EVEN ELIGIBLE TO BE DRAFTED BUT GUESS WHAT YOU’D BETTER START LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT IN NEWPORT

The wages of redshirting is having to endure Gapper photo opportunities.

STARTING PITCHERS

Hey man. Time for Brandon Finnegan again.

ERA IP SO WHIP HIS NAME IS EDWIN?
Edwin Jackson 4.30 23.0 12 1.48 Yes. Edwin.
Brandon Finnegan 4.93 111.1 81 1.44 Not according to my stringent research.

A THING FROM TWITTER

Thom Brennaman, as threatened, is returning to the TV broadcast this weekend. You have one game to position the mute button as nearby as humanly possible.

CONCLUDING THOUGHT

You know those concert ticket broker commercials on WLW? I heard one the other day which announced that many, many Reds tickets are currently available for UNDER FACE VALUE!!!! So, if you’ve ever wanted to see losing from cushioned seats with waiter service, now’s the time to do it.

 

32 thoughts on “Reds vs Padres– July 29, 2016

  1. So, I love my redlegs, but the Padres have homered in 25 straight games. That said, how long do we think they’ll go before extending that tonight?

  2. by the way. I have enjoyed your articles and love your humor. Keep givin’ it to us.

  3. Tyler O’Neil pulled in the 7th from the Mariners, per Twitter. He was rumored to be involved in the Bruce trade.

  4. The baseball game started at 10:41 daylight saving time.

    The second inning started at 11:14 PM daylight saving time.

  5. Finnegan is a prototypical young pitcher, 23 years old and was rushed to the majors. Still very raw. Looks durable and could become a solid starter. Just needs time.

  6. I really hope I wake up in the next day or two and find out the Reds have traded Bruce & Straily. I would like for Bruce to be a part of this rebuild as much as the next Reds fanatic, but facts are unless he takes a major hometown discount, we can’t afford him. And by listening to Bruce’s interviews, he’s ready to move on and make the big bucks. He’s just waiting for it to happen. And his stock has never been higher in his career. The same with Straily. I’m hoping the Reds are just waiting for the right offer. They just CAN NOT afford to fumble this trade like they did Chapman & Frazier. The return for Simon was ok in getting Suraez, but they also waited too long with Simon. Could have got even more. The only trade Dick Williams hasn’t totally messed up is the Leake deal. And we have just got lucky with Duvall. He was actually a throw in. The jury is still out on Cueto. I don’t think Lamb will ever amount to much, Cody Reed looks like he has a nice future, and Finnegan is just a dog. At least Finnegan can be a long time 4th or 5th starter in my opinion, but still….nothing special. The Reds should have received someone’s top 1-2 position player prospect for Cueto. But it is what it is. We need to lose Dick Williams as soon as possible.

    Let’s all pray Homer comes back strong and earns some of that 100 Mil.

    • What Votto is to OBP, you are to wrong.

      Votto avoids swinging at bad pitches the same way you avoid facts.

    • I’m confused, are you saying Dick Williams was in charge of all those trades before being promoted to the GM position?

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