Monthly Archives: June 2007

June 30, 2007

Barry Bonds Breakdown VS. Reds

Below are some of the numbers for Barry Bonds in his career versus the Reds. Bonds currently has 750 HRs and is on the march to break Henry Aarons all-time record of 755 HR in a career. Hopefully, the record tying or record breaking home run will not occur against the Reds when the Giants visit Cincinnati June 3-5.

Barry Bonds Breakdown
(2007 and vs. Reds SP)

All stats as of June 29, 2007

Bonds Needs 5 to tie all-time HR record, 6 to break it

71 Games played out of 78 total games on Giants' schedule
Last full day off: Wednesday, June 27
16 Home runs
191 At-Bats
2.69 AB per Game
1 Home run per 12 At-bats

2 games in Arizona = 5.38 ABs = 0 HRs
2 games in Arizona plus 3 games in Cincinnati = 5 games = 13.45 AB = 1 HR

63 Games vs. RHP
12 of 16 HR vs. RHP
5 of 16 HR on the road

History at Great American Ballpark:
1 HR in 2006 (to right field)
1 HR in 2003 (to right field)

Pitching Probables July 3-5

Tuesday vs. Aaron Harang (give up 9 HR this season)
1 HR, 1-4 in Great American Ballpark (2006)
1-4 in AT&T Park (2006)

Wednesday vs. Bronson Arroyo (given up 9 HR this season)
0-3, BB in Great American Ballpark (2006)

Thursday vs. Matt Belisle (given up 13 HR this season)
1-1 in AT&T Park (2006)
0-9 in Great American Ballpark (2004)
3-6, 2 HR in SBC Park (AT&T) in (2004)


If these numbers hold out and depending on how many games Bonds sits out or does not record a pinch-hit home run, the record will come sometime between the 13th and 31st of July. It is also possible for him to have a multi-home run game at any time; most likely against the Chicago Cubs depending on what direction and how hard the wind is blowing at Wrigley Field. Of course, with the All-Star break in San Francisco and a subsequent three-game series at AT&T Park allows for Bonds to continue to play without any days off.

June 30, 2007

We’re Here!

Jonny, Bellyscratcher, Proxy, and I are here in lovely Cincinnati. The weather is beautiful and the park will be opening in less than an hour. Life is good.

Go Reds!

June 30, 2007

So Long Santos, Welcome Aboard Stone

As BubbaFan already noted, the Reds have designated for assignment Victor Santos after a horrible extra-inning loss to the Phillies. They called up, in his place, Ricky Stone. Apparently this guy has been around before or something. Sez the official site:

After pitching in 23 games for the Reds in 2005, his fourth Major League season since being selected by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 1994 First-Year Player Draft, Stone walked away from baseball in hopes of finding a routine as a business owner and family man.

Of course, I wish Stone and all the Reds the best of luck, though I do have that same sort of Groundhog Day feeling that smartelf was talking about.

June 30, 2007

Episode 63: Baseball Rectangle Table with Bellyscratcher and Proxy

We’re about to head off to Great American Ball Park with Bellyscratcher and Proxy but decided to record a quick podcast around the rectangular kitchen table.Join us for our echoing rambles about the Reds, the Cardinals, and the “crappy” National League Central.

Episode 63: Baseball Rectangle Table with Bellyscratcher and Proxy (19.8MB, 21:38)

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June 28, 2007

Minor All-Stars, but All-Stars Nonetheless

While we'll all be very happy to see Griffey as the Reds' representative to the All-Star Game (who was actually voted there, no less!) it's also exciting to see that the Bats have three representatives. From John Fay's blog:

Triple-A Louisville infielders Joey Votto and Jeff Keppinger along with left-handed pitcher Phil Dumatrait were today named to the International League team for the 2007 Triple-A All-Star Game. The game will be played Wednesday, July 11 at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Go Bats! Look forward to seeing you soon!