April 20, 2007

Poor In-game Manager vs Radio Host Attacker

The Reds try to bounce back tonight against the Phillies. Say what you will about Jerry Narron, but he's not talking about putting his number one starter in the bullpen. I mean, how much would it suck to see Aaron Harang pitching in the seventh inning?


C. Trent's got the line-ups:

Ryan Freel CF
Adam Dunn LF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Josh Hamilton RF
Edwin Encarnación 3B
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Alex Gonzalez SS
David Ross C
Kyle Lohse P

Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino RF
Chase Utley 2B
Pat Burrell LF
Wes Helms 1B
Aaron Rowand CF
Abraham Nunez 3B
Carlos Ruiz C
Jon Lieber P

86 comments to “Poor In-game Manager vs Radio Host Attacker”

  1. Zeldink says:

    Look! It’s the double play that would have secured a win last night!

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Yippee! DP. Phillips is on fire with the DPs tonight. Not so much with the relays, but the DPs are awesome.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    I love the way Thom goes on at length about the Phillies reliever and guy taking over in the infield before casually metioning–oh yeah–there’s a pinch hitter.

    Go Hopper!

    Oh, K. Nevermind.

  4. Zeldink says:

    Dunn walks. Can Phillips make up for his error at the plate?

  5. BubbaFan says:

    This game is extremely aggravating.

    C’mon, Reds! Please beat up this wife-beater.

  6. Zeldink says:

    Wife beater? It looks like a regular baseball jersey to me.

  7. Zeldink says:

    Guess not.

  8. Red Hot Mama says:

    You know, going into this season, I expected to hate Conine, but it turns out I don’t mind him at all. What I didn’t seem coming was my distaste for Alex Gonzalez.

  9. Redsfan68 says:

    I guess its safe to use Coffey when were already losing….

  10. Red Hot Mama says:

    Coffey’s managed not to hit anyone so far, so you’ve got to give him some credit for that.

    All right! No further runs score.

    Can someone PLEASE push a run across this inning?

  11. BubbaFan says:

    Coffey said he was going to stop going inside to lefties. He wasn’t doing it last year, and thinks he was more successful.

  12. Zeldink says:

    It would be nice. But then we’d be relying on the bullpen to hold a tie.

  13. Red Hot Mama says:

    Did I just miss the first out of the inning, or are the Reds starting innings with an out now?

    I’m surprised that EdE is hitting.

  14. Redsfan68 says:

    I was commenting on the fact that he did a good job. he just likes to blow leads. If we don’t have the lead, he can’t blow it. So we should only use him when we’re losing.

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    I mean, not [em]hitting[/em], of course.

  16. Redsfan68 says:

    HATTEBURG !!!!!!

  17. Zeldink says:


  18. Red Hot Mama says:

    My comment wasn’t actually in response to yours, Redsfan68. I just took a long time to type it and didn’t see yours until after it was posted.

    Looks like that, though, doesn’t it?



  19. BubbaFan says:

    Hamilton got the first out. Grounded out on the second pitch.

    And in Louisville, the game is delayed due to a power outage. I mean electricity.

  20. BubbaFan says:

    That’s the Flash Gordon I remember…

  21. Red Hot Mama says:

    Coutlangus on the mound. Seems like as good a choice as any. Better to give Stormy the night off, methinks, though Narron’s probably just saving him for the 11th.

  22. Red Hot Mama says:

    Was it last year that the power went out at GABP? I wonder how many pockets were picked in the dark.

    Damn with another HBP. 🙁 Cool with another DP. 🙂

  23. Redsfan68 says:

    Some coutlangus to set up a home run ??

    its worked for me before…..

  24. Redsfan68 says:

    LLM in scoring position…
    can’t pinch run for him
    damn the only time we could have used that third catcher…

  25. Zeldink says:

    Dunn up with one out and a runner in scoring position again. C’mon, come through this time!

  26. Zeldink says:

    Ball 2. Close at the knees.

  27. Zeldink says:

    Ball 3.

  28. Zeldink says:

    Ball 4. Bases loaded with one out for Phillips!

  29. Zeldink says:

    Phillips! We don’t need a home run here.

  30. Red Hot Mama says:


    Happy day! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  31. Redsfan68 says:

    wooot wooot !!!!

  32. Zeldink says:

    Now that’s the way to make up for the error!

    Go Reds! And the bullpen was good again. Too bad Lohse didn’t get the win, though.

  33. Redsfan68 says:

    Coutlangus wins it !!

  34. BubbaFan says:

    And he came through! Woohoo!

    Much better game than last night’s

  35. Red Hot Mama says:

    Man, this feels so much nicer than the other games recently.

    Thanks for hanging in there, guys. It’s nice to chat with y’all.

  36. smartelf says:

    I was at the game, folks! Holy SHEEEIT was that stressful as hell going to the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs. We all wrote em off mentally but no one left, because damn near nothing happened all game long.. people stuck around to see something happen and god damn if Hatteberg didn’t come thru for us. Cofffey looked like a new man out there and we all went home happy.. well, no, not exactly happy because it seems 30,000+ fans shoed up to a game and they only had 10,000 t-shirts to giveaway. So that Ryan Freel T-Shirt is a collectible.