Daily Archives: April 23, 2008

April 23, 2008

Episode 98: Goodbye Krivsky

Tonight on the Red Hot Broadcast, the Crack Technical Staff and I record from our first-grade son’s baseball practice at a the diamond behind a local area elementary school. We committed to this multi-tasking because we knew that you’d want to hear, from our own mouths, our discussion of the Reds firing of general manager Wayne Krivsky.

We recorded the podcast before we had a chance to read the discussion here on RHM of the move, but we touch on many of the same points. In this version, though, you get the benefit of the charming sounds of little league baseball in the background.

Leave your thoughts about Wayne Krivsky’s firing on our comment line: 206-600-1734.

April 23, 2008

Reds Fire Krivsky

The end of the Kriv-dawg era is upon us. The Reds replaced Wayne Krivsky with Walt Jocketty today. Jocketty, former St. Louis Cardinals GM and personal friend of owner Bob Castellini, was hired by the team as a special adviser before the season.

I’m in a day of meeting hell and can’t take the time to do the proper research on this to form an educated opinion. But, HOLY CRAP! I’d say that does more to demonstrate the team’s desire for change than eating Castro’s contract.

Here’s the article on Reds.com.

April 23, 2008

Dodgers 1, Reds 8: Hairston Had the Bats; Who Knew?



The Reds (9-12) rocked the Dodgers (8-12) last night.

Edinson Volquez (3-0) is putting together a nice Cy Young type season so far. Seven strikeouts and one run in seven innings to get the win. Hong-Chih Kuo (0-1) got the loss for the Dodgers.

Despite Volquez’s continued awesomeness, he wasn’t the biggest story from the game. I mean, we expect that from him. No, the real surprise was the Reds offense. It showed up! Apparently, Jerry Hairston, Jr. had been hoarding it down in Louisville. Adam Dunn and Brandon Phillips both homered, while Hairston drove in 3 of his own to let the Reds win easily.

Of course, if I know the Reds, and I do, then this eight-run barrage will probably be a one-time occurrence. We’ll see today when Chris Sampson and the Astros come to town to face Bronson Arroyo at 7:10pm EDT.

April 23, 2008

Marlins 2, Pirates 3: The Pirates’ X-Factor



No, he doesn’t wear a ruby-quartz visor to contain the destructive energies produced by his eyes, but Xavier Nady continues to have a fine April, like he so often does. Raise that trade value, X-Man!

The Pirates (8-12) scored all their runs in the 6th thanks to two-out hits from Ryan Doumit and Nady, and it was all they needed. Paul Maholm (1-2) got the win and Matt Capps (S 5) got the save. Ricky Nolasco (1-2) got the loss for the Marlins (12-8).

The Pirates, ever full of hope about winning, host the Cardinals tonight at 7:05pm EDT. They send Ian Snell against Todd Wellemeyer.

April 23, 2008

Cardinals 8, Brewers 9 (OT): Pitching, We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Pitching



So pitching wasn’t exactly a strong suit in the game between the Cardinals (13-8) and the Brewers (12-8).

Kyle Lohse had his first bad outing of the year for the Cardinals–the first of many, I’m sure–and lasted only four innings. Needless to say, he didn’t really factor in the outcome of the game thanks to the Brewers bullpen, which couldn’t hold an 8-3 lead.

The hero of the game is Gabe Kapler, who drove in the winning run in the 12th off Jason Isringhausen (1-1) to give Seth McClung (1-0) the award of last bullpener standing.

The Cardinals move to Pittsburgh where Todd Wellemeyer faces Ian Snell at 7:05pm EDT. The Brewers next host the Phillies and Cole Hamels, sending out Dave Bush at 8:05pm EDT.