2016 Reds / Game Thread

Reds vs Brewers–September 13, 2016

The Reds (61-82) won yesterday–like, actually won, not won in spite of themselves or won because the other team had 9 PM reservations at Splitsville–and today is the second of a three-game matchup against the Brewers (64-80.)

HUTCH, BIRDIE, AND NEUN

Be sure to check out Chad Dotson’s new series on Reds who have worn each uniform number. It’s a creative and interesting take on the club’s history.  The first installment features one of the least appreciated gentleman to have a retired number, Fred Hutchinson. Hopefully this piece will help change that.

DO THEY ALL GET A PACKAGE OF WALLET SIZED INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS AND AN 8×10?Today was team photo day for the Reds, because YES  let’s remember this season in as much minute detail as humanly possible.

STARTING LINEUP

BREWERS REDS
1. Jonathan Villar (2B)
2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (RF)
3. Ryan Braun (LF)
4. Hernan Perez (3B)
5. Chris Carter (1B)
6. Keon Broxton (CF)
7. Orlando Arcia (SS)
8. Martin Maldonado (C)
9. Matt Garza (P)
1. Jose Peraza (CF)
2. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Adam Duvall (LF)
5. Brandon Phillips (2B)
6. Scott Schebler (RF)
7. Ivan De Jesus (SS)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Dan Straily (P)

THE NEXT PERSON 

The NFL has been ticking me off on an increasingly constant basis as of late, to the point where I follow Bengals games on radio for the sole entertainment of listening to Dave Lapham scream about naked bootlegs. I have formed an increasing appreciation of the NFL I grew up with, and I have missed Sam Wyche with accompanying fervor.

In addition to a Super Bowl, Wyche gave the Bengals the greatest moment in the history of its entire franchise, and he has been gravely ill. In need of a heart transplant, he received one in Charlotte, NC today.  Docs say he’s recovering well. I’m glad to know that, like King Arthur, he’s still technically available to swoop in when we need him most.

Get well soon, Coach.

STARTING PITCHERS

ERA IP SO WHIP  DOES HE LIVE IN CLEVELAND?
Dan Straily 3.88 164.2 137 1.21 NO!  HE LIVES IN CINCINNATI!
Matt Garza 4.36 86.2 61 1.48 NO! HE LIVES IN MILWAUKEE!

A THING FROM TWITTER

Yesterday I announced that Nolan Ryan’s Zeus-sized shading of Pete Rose was the most important thing to happen in the history of professional baseball.

I was mistaken.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

I also miss Jim Breech.

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13 thoughts on “Reds vs Brewers–September 13, 2016

  1. These organ donation things are always bittersweet. Sorry that the donor could no longer use a healthy heart but happy that there is someone that can put it to good use is the only way to look at it I guess.

    I was born and raised as a Browns fan before there was such a circus as the Bangals; and, thus remained a Browns fan after the Bangals were invented in the image of the Browns.

    When the original Browns left Cleveland, I left the NFL and have never looked back. The internet has made it possible to keep track of the sports I want to while pretty much avoiding exposure to NFL hype except for the promos they stick into the college football. The Brit football is great NFL replacement for me. We are spared all the hype during the week; and, by and large the matches are complete by our noon, thus not muddling an entire day.

  2. Wyche and his doctors have been careful to acknowledge the donor and his family, although he says he has no idea who the donor is. But it it might be a small source of comfort to know the donor’s life goes on in some ways.

    • In these high profile cases like SamW, I often wonder if the donor family doesn’t pretty know where the organ went even if the protocol is to not tell them. On a given day within the required physical proximity, how many hearts become available?

  3. On 3-1 count they are really going to put the shift on Votto. Hmmm, that did not work.

  4. Straily is getting al his outs in the air which is a bad sign.They have hit two homers the last one on a 0-2 pitch.He will fix it and we win 6-3.

  5. 4 spot for the Reds…Votto, Duval, and BP drive in the runs….good inning

  6. Sam Wyche coached 1 year at Indiana when I was there! He was theatrical to say the least! Hope he gets better soon!!

    Good night for the good guys…..doesn’t have to be Duvall or Schebler. I think they can both help out!!

    • Although they’ve produced some good pro players over the years, IU football with the exception of the Rose Bowl appearance against USC and OJ Simpson in 1967 or 68, has been overall rather theatrical.

      • It was IU’s great misfortune as well as the personal tragedy when coach Hoepner was struck down before what should have been his time. If anyone could have made that football program relevant on a consistent basis, it would have been him.

  7. Tony C has walked the 1st batter he has faced 12 times this year.
    Adds a 2 run HR to the ledger tonight.

  8. Well I said Straily would fix it and we would win 6-3 but I forgot about the walk Cingrani would give up prior to the homer.Just kidding of course.Tony gets a spot next year in the pen but he sure can always make it interesting.Reminds me of heart attack Cordero.

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