April 16, 2007

Game Thread: Reds versus Brewers

Woo-hoo! I'm home and available for a game thread! It feels like it's been forever.

C. Trent's got the line-ups:
Weeks 2B
Hardy SS
Fielder 1B
Hall CF
Estrada C
Mench LF
Hart RF
Graffanino 3B
Capuano P

Ryan Freel
Brandon Phillps
Adam Dunn
Jeff Conine
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Edwin Encarnación
Juan Castro
David Ross
Eric Milton

We're two outs in and Milton hasn't given up a run yet. Freel had a bad-ass play.

76 comments to “Game Thread: Reds versus Brewers”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    Coffey and Shack must have been on a wavelength tonight.

  2. BubbaFan says:

    Well, that went to hell awfully fast.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    Why does Thom dig himself deeper trying to justify his blathering about Freel? Just shut up, man. Between you and Freel, there is one person who’s doing a good job for this team.

    In your face, whiner.

    Admittedly, I’m feeling bitter right now.

  4. Redsfan68 says:

    I’ve turned him off and listening to Joe instead….

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    Like I said, I’m in bad mood thanks to the score, but I’m just as close to going all I-Told-You-So about Thom Brennaman as I am about trading David Ross. This guy comes in shooting his mouth like he thinks he’s entitled to the respect that his father has built over the years in this town.

    Apparently someone talked to him about it because at least he’s stopped blabbing nonstop, but what he’s still saying utterly fails to inspire any respect.

    Is it really so hard to find a decent play-by-play guy? Honestly, I would be better.

  6. Zeldink says:

    Maybe you should try sometime. Do a live audio gamecast or something.

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    That does sound like fun, and I’ve thought about it. It would be our commentary on the game as televised, like with comments about the commercials, since I feel the need to make those during the game threads.

    I’ll try to talk the CTS into putting it on his to-do list after we move. We’re putting in an offer on another house tomorrow (assuming it doesn’t sell overnight).

  8. BubbaFan says:

    C’mon, boys. Chip away!

  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    CTS called Jr.’s RBI there “meaningless” but you can’t cut the lead without starting to cut the lead.

  10. BubbaFan says:

    With baseball, it’s never too late.

    Saturday, the Bats had a great win. With two outs and none on in the ninth inning, they batted around, scored six runs, and won the game.

  11. Red Hot Mama says:

    Yes, we’ve seen it ourselves. Remember the game where the Reds had the 9-run lead in the ninth, just to have Bill Hall take them to town and lose the game? CTS reminds me that the very next game the Brewers won on a walk-off suicide squeeze, also Bill Hall the perp.

    I hate that guy.

  12. Red Hot Mama says:

    Wow, that was a Brewer-esque play right there.

    Cruz? Who the hell is that? Jacob’s long-gone. Oh, Enrique. That’s right.

  13. BubbaFan says:

    How could you forget the gay porn star? 😀

  14. Red Hot Mama says:

    Yeah, just did a web search on “Enrique Cruz.” I’m not likely to forget again! :laugh:

    Go Hamilton!

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    Now, why wasn’t Hamilton in the game from the get-go?

  16. Zeldink says:

    Yes. The baseball player’s namesake is . . . curvy, isn’t he?

  17. Red Hot Mama says:

    But not in a voluptuous kind of way…

  18. Red Hot Mama says:

    I bet you thought I was going to say “he’s not straight” didn’t you? But no. I’ve got more class than that.

    Well, that’s the ballgame. Nice of Hamilton to make it worth sticking around till the end.

  19. Zeldink says:

    Can you believe the Reds scored 6 runs? I hope that’s not a fluke.

    I didn’t expect a win tonight with Milton going, but it was really the bullpen that lost that one. It’s hard to come back from a late-innings grand slam.

  20. BubbaFan says:

    Hamilton wasn’t in the game from the get-go because the starting pitcher was a lefty.

    The Hammer has been hammering righties, but is 0-for-7 with 4 Ks an no walks against lefties.

  21. Red Hot Mama says:

    IMO, what’s sauce for the Ross is sauce for the Hamilton. By Narron’s own reckoning, he’s never going to figure out lefties on the bench.

  22. BubbaFan says:

    Yeah, but the question then becomes – who sits? Do you really want to bench the right-handed Freel against lefty pitchers? And no one is going to bench Griffey or Dunn if they can help it.

    The situation is different for Ross. Moeller is the guy sitting to give Ross playing time, and no one expects much from Moeller’s bat.

  23. Red Hot Mama says:

    Freel *is* the emergency, emergency backup catcher–that would kill two birds with one stone. 😀

    More likely, they’d spell Encarnación with Freel. Also, Freel’s due a day off here pretty soon anyway.

    And I disagree that Moeller is the one sitting for Ross; Javy could be in the line-up.

  24. BubbaFan says:

    I can’t see Narron starting Javy against a lefty. Unless aliens abduct both Ross and Moeller minutes before the game, and there’s no time to call up Conway or Jorgenson. The LLM may technically be a switch-hitter, but he’s far better against righties than against lefties.

  25. Red Hot Mama says:

    Sure, but even against a lefty is he as bad as Ross?

  26. BubbaFan says:

    [quote]Sure, but even against a lefty is he as bad as Ross?[/quote]

    Not this season, so far, but if you look at their career numbers, Ross is far better. You have to figure Ross will return to his mean eventually. Even if he doesn’t hit as well as he did last year, he’s not going to be a .107 hitter all season.