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.

 

Proud aunt Mary Beth Ellis is a freelance writer and college teacher who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Her home site, BlondeChampagne.com, has existed in at least some form since 2003, and Mary Beth has been a regular columnist with one publication or another from the age of 16. Her first book, Drink to the Lasses, was published in 2006. She currently teaches college, runs personal wine tastings, gives literary readings, and stares into the middle distance.

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  1. Mary Beth

    Try StitchFix.

    (And less cake)

    So, I think you buried the ledes: No TV; and Bruce in lineup.

  2. Get ready for some late-late-night baseball!

  3. 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?

  4. I can’t find where the game is on TV tonight. Can somebody help.

  5. Thanks MB

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

  7. 3 bags for Cozart…Bruce with the sac-fly

  8. 16 game hitting streak for Phillips as he plates Votto

  9. GOODNESS!!!!Suarez 2 run double!!!

  10. For those that can the away feed, get to hear Dick Enberg in his last season.

  11. 2 walks and a hit puts Finnegan right into the frying pan

  12. Wow…Norris scorched that ball….right at Suarez thankfully

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

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

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

  15. Last team that the Padres didn’t homer against???
    Yuppp…the Reds

  16. 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.

  17. Joey Votto is so good.

  18. 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?

  19. Nice job getting out of trouble so far tonight by Finnegan.
    Still has to find that strike zone more often though.

  20. Man oh man I love watching Billy take walks!

  21. Defense looking good.

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About Mary Beth Ellis

Proud aunt Mary Beth Ellis is a freelance writer and college teacher who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Her home site, BlondeChampagne.com, has existed in at least some form since 2003, and Mary Beth has been a regular columnist with one publication or another from the age of 16. Her first book, Drink to the Lasses, was published in 2006. She currently teaches college, runs personal wine tastings, gives literary readings, and stares into the middle distance.

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