First game of three against the Brewers, who promote a problematic anti-woman culture by staging races between giant sausages in their own stadium.

Also Jay Bruce is currently 6 for 35 since being banished to raise his infant child in the horrors of New York City. This is what happens when you leave Ohio.

THIS GUY THINKS HE’S FOUND THE WORST THING ABOUT THE REDS

Hint:  It is not managing to lose 5-4 when they entered the bottom of the ninth winning 4-0.

But you’re close.

STARTING LINEUP

 

REDS BREWERS
1. Billy Hamilton (CF)
2. Zack Cozart (SS)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Adam Duvall (LF)
5. Brandon Phillips (2B)
6. Scott Schebler (RF)
7. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Homer Bailey (P)
 1. Jonathan Villar (3B)
2. Orlando Arcia (SS)
3. Ryan Braun (LF)
4. Scooter Gennett (2B)
5. Chris Carter (1B)
6. Hernan Perez (RF)
7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (CF)
8. Martin Maldonado (C)
9. Jimmy Nelson (P)

STARTING PITCHERS

ERA IP SO WHIP NAMED LIKE HE JUST FELL OUT OF A SITCOM WHICH PREMEIRED IN 1954?
Jimmy Nelson 4.02 132.0 101 1.48 Yes
Homer Bailey 7.27 8.2 10 1.85 No, but still unfortunate

HOW THINGS ARE GOING

I started to link the stats for Jimmy Nelson and had to look up which team he’s on, approximately 45 seconds after typing the fact that the Reds are playing the Brewers.  How are YOU?

TELL ME I’M A DUMB BLONDE IN PERSON

Actually don’t because I’ll cry and my husband will hit you. But Redleg Nation is teaming with Red Reporter for a meetup at GABP on Saturday, September 3. For real, Josh The Pilot will be there because it’s a bobblehead night, so I’m automatically assuming people will try to follow me to the ladies room in a vain attempt to score a  Mr. Redlegs giveaway from 2014.

Capture

A MORE IMMEDIATE CHANCE TO TELL ME I’M A DUMB BLONDE IN PERSON

Tomorrow at Lunken Airport for Cincinnati Museum Center’s 1940’s Day. This time you’ll have to tell it to my high heels, plus my husband won’t be there, so I like your chances of getting away with it. I’m running a table for my troops/veterans support group, Queen City Victory Dames. Super cool event! Airplanes included!

The Reds won a World Series in 1940, as we all know, so check out the footage of how the fans are dressed for the ball park in this clip. No yoga pants. Not one airbrushed tank top. Boys, I want to see you there with a non-baseball related hat to celebrate. Fedoras appreciated.

A THING FROM TWITTER

No matter how this game goes, take comfort in the fact that at least you do not have to jump from a great height into this pool.

People laughed when Cincinnati tried to make an Olympic bid, but I guarantee you we wouldn’t have presented the world a flatulent pool.

CONCLUDING THOUGHT

I do not think the Anderson Ferry has updated its Happy Passenger Wearing Life Vest photo as of late. 2016-07-31 16.49.52

ABOVE ALL–BE SURE TO REMAIN CALM.

71 Responses

  1. VaRedsFan

    From the Fangraphs article you linked:

    They don’t seem to add up so cleanly, but if you look at the full-season statistics, Reds pitchers have combined for -2.1 WAR. Unsurprisingly, that’s the lowest mark in baseball — the Angels are second-worst, at +3.0.

    • VaRedsFan

      The lowest for a team ALL TIME were the A’s at +0.3

  2. preacherj

    Why wasnt Votto running with two outs???

  3. VaRedsFan

    Holy cow….with 2 outs Votto went back to 2nd on the line drive base hit up the middle by Phillips. costing the Reds a run

  4. VaRedsFan

    Is Schebler batting ahead of Suarez because he’s left handed?

  5. preacherj

    Nelson reminds me of Carlos Marmol: all the stuff in the world, but no one, including him, knows where its going. Take some pitches, boys.

  6. Indy RedMan

    Votto bats 3rd and nobody is on base and the score is 0-0 so how many outs did he think there was? Also Suarez takes 3 strikes right.down.the.middle??? I don’t get it? Total brain cramps or something? Unacceptable!!

  7. james garrett

    I was thinking the same thing.If Nelson ever throws strikes consistently he will a dominate pitcher

  8. james garrett

    I think this Villar kid will be a good one.Just has a 10 pitch at bat to lead off the bottom of the first inning

    • preacherj

      Yeah. Homer did well that inning, but the Negative Nancy in me didnt like the fact he threw 20 pitches. Villar did his job.

  9. preacherj

    Wow they were playing Tucker deep.

  10. VaRedsFan

    #49 and $50 …SB’s for Billy after the 2 out walk

  11. Darrin

    Hamilrun is stealing bases at will and I love it!!!

  12. preacherj

    Hamilton on third with Nelson on the mound is a scary thing for Counsell

  13. james garrett

    Yeah pitches seen in an at bat is one of my many pet peeves,I can’ relate to what a big league ball player has to do to hit a baseball so its easy for me to be critical of the free swingers on this team.

  14. james garrett

    Good at bats by Billy and Zack.Didn’t result in a run but up up up goes Nelson’s pitch count.

    • VaRedsFan

      It’s pretty easy against Nelson. His out of the zone pitches aren’t even close.

  15. VaRedsFan

    Late arriving, but Front Row Amy made it!!

    • Darrin

      Is that the woman in black showing off her assets?

      • gusnwally

        she is at every Brewers game Darrin. And always dressed the same way. Keeps score and roots her team on. brewers games are my favorite.

  16. Indy RedMan

    A lot of doubters on here with Duvall but I don’t see any other Reds that can just take a short little swing and hit the ball about 50 feet over the fence in the alley!! Pure power!!

  17. VaRedsFan

    It’s been a while for Duval. Only his 4th since the break. 2 came in the same game

  18. james garrett

    When Duvall hits em they are hit.Awesome power.

  19. preacherj

    BP with his best Hamilrun impression.

  20. VaRedsFan

    That was a great time to steal (with 2 outs). Suarez plates BP

  21. james garrett

    Good risk taken by BP and it pays off in a run.

  22. Indy RedMan

    BP took the smart risk that time and it paid off! Good job by Suarez to keep his hands inside the ball and get the rbi! I believe in Suarez although I’d like to try to hide his glove at 2b long term

  23. VaRedsFan

    Micheal Phelps is next if you want to take a peek

    • Indy RedMan

      If you go to 3-4 Olympics in a row then aren’t you a professional? Phelps might be winning golds when he’s 42! I say a max of 2 Olympics and you’re done!

      • VaRedsFan

        Everybody is professional. The Olympics should be about the best….not a bunch of minor leaguers

  24. VaRedsFan

    Nice grab by Billy. You have to keep reminding yourself that these aren’t routine plays to the average guy. He just makes them look that way

  25. VaRedsFan

    Nice job by Homer in the 5th after the 1st 2 reached

  26. preacherj

    Blaine Boyer: the Angry Amish Beer League Softball Player

  27. Indy RedMan

    I would pinch=hit for Homer here! He looked a little gassed after the 5th and its hot…91 pitches already

  28. VaRedsFan

    This ump has been awful, against both sides. Clearly outside to Billy

  29. preacherj

    11k in 6 ip. No runs. Not bad at all…..

    • kmartin

      Throwing 96 MPH after 100 pitches. Sweet!

  30. VaRedsFan

    BP paints the line for an rbi double….his 3rd hit

  31. VaRedsFan

    Brewers IBB to Schebler…..175 hitter.

    • Indy RedMan

      Great slider tonite and he always seems to throw a little harder after the first few innings! He looked good::))

  32. James

    The time to actually use Ross Ohlendorf and Price uses Lorenzen what an idiot

  33. Dan

    we are winnng 7 to 0 and Price is getting ripped. Lovely. Only in Cincinnati.

    • Eddie

      When the team loses it isn’t Prices fault, but when they win it is because of him?

      • Dan

        This team wins and loses based upon the players available on the 25 man roster. Though Price does have some input to roster construction it is not his responsibility to ensure that the pieces he is given to use are major league talents.

      • Eddie

        Can we only rip on Price when the team loses?

      • RedAlert

        However, It is his responsibility to have a semblance of a clue every now and then.

    • Eddie

      Win or lose Price seems to make poor decisions.

      • Dan

        I hope they sign Price to an extension.

      • RedAlert

        Would best absolute worst move this front office has made to date ….

  34. preacherj

    Dont understand the use of Lorenzen in a 7-0 game.

    • preacherj

      THOM! Is actually making sense about bullpen usage. Maybe I should go get some sleep……

    • Dan

      We may never know. from the stands or my nice comfy bed it looks bizarre. But there could be a thousand reasons that we are not privy to as to why Lorenzen was used in this situation. Maybe they know he won’t be available tomorrow due to some non sports/ personal matter? Maybe they were wanting to see how he performed against a specific type of hitter? Maybe it had to do with the time of day. It could be literally anything I don’t think we need to criticize the things that we are not fully aware of, especially in a lost season when we are trying to develop and see what we got.

      • preacherj

        Warming up Inglesias in a 7-1 game? Hes not just soft tossing down there

      • preacherj

        Well, never mind. Save opportunity now.

  35. Jeff

    The “big Oh” should make the “Good” list tonight: made it to the second batter before giving up a dinger.

  36. preacherj

    Wow. Maybe Price is correct for making illogical decisions regarding this bullpen because it defies all logic.

  37. Carl Sayre

    I usually don’t comment in public about umpires but in this case I will make an exception. Counsell was ejected and the Reds broadcasters were speculating there was some grief from the dugout the top of the inning about called strikes. Nelson could not have hit the front of my house 3 pitches out of 7 but he was getting 3 inches in off to LH and 4 inches low on all batters and 3 inches up on most batters. I am not saying Bailey was squeezed but his balls were a lot closer than Nelsons strikes. I only commented on this because I couldn’t figure out what Counsell was complaining about! I understand it is the Brewers but Baily pitched tonight, I didn’t think he was as sharp as the results but he was throwing hard around the edges and was changing speeds and moving the ball around to give me hope he will earn his contract. I was glad to see Duvall have a big night because I think he is the 3rd outfielder, not the 4th as has been speculated here in the nation. I am unsure for how long but at least to start the 17 season!