July 3, 2009

Chris Duncan has Gotten Goofier Looking


Nothing like a series with the Cardinals over the holiday weekend to get me excited about the Reds. I’m not sure how the Reds scored a decent guest over this weekend. For a few years there, the Reds were getting so freaking screwed on the scheduling, that I wouldn’t be surprised to see them playing a high school team during this prime baseball holiday.

Homer Bailey on the mound today, and I thought they said today was his birthday. It’s not (his is May 3), but it is Sean Casey’s birthday, so maybe they’ll win one for the Mayor. Bailey will have to stop walking people for a minute.

Starting with Albert Pujols! Yippee!!

45 comments to “Chris Duncan has Gotten Goofier Looking”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    Did something just “click” for Homer Bailey? He was shaky for those first couple batters, and then he put away Pujols and Ankiel in short order.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dickerson lead-off double. Wait, Dickerson is leading off? How in the world is Dusty Baker allowing that??

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    Reds draw first blood!!!

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    Wow, what an eventful game so far. Throwing error, Votto hitting to deep right with that beautiful swing of his, and a throw-out at third from right field. This is going to be a good one.

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dang, look at Bailey go in the second inning. Seriously, did the major-league switch in his brain finally flip? I understand he’s been dominating in AAA, but he still had the bratty kid sneer those first couple starts in the show.

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    Love the effort, Hairston. But, ouch. Trip to the DL?

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    Wow, nicely done Bailey.

  8. Red Hot Mama says:

    I don’t think I’ve said it lately, so I’ll say it now: I love Joey Votto.

  9. Zeldink says:

    Bailey grounded out to 1st and Pujols took it himself. I don’t know why Pujols always doing that irritates me so much.

  10. Red Hot Mama says:

    I think that at least part of it is that it seems like he thinks so much of himself that he can’t even trust his teammates to catch a toss.

    To be fair to him, maybe he just sucks at the underhand lob.

  11. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dang, Bailey’s on a roll. 12 outs in a row.

  12. Zeldink says:

    I love that idea. A gold glove caliber 1st baseman who never mastered the underhand toss. Or maybe he thinks it’s not manly.

  13. Red Hot Mama says:

    Ha ha Thurston took a ball to the hip

  14. Red Hot Mama says:

    He pretty much has to lose the Gold Glove these days.

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    Thom also does not say “damn” in the text promoting The Best Damn Sports Show Period. Maybe it’s actually in the script.

  16. Red Hot Mama says:

    Tangent: Jon just learned that the giant water bug (or “toe biter”) is a delicacy in Thailand. Different countries are so different.

  17. Red Hot Mama says:

    So, I guess Bailey won’t be taking the Silver Slugger from Micah Owings any time soon. Looking good on the mound, though. Pujols is 0 for 3. 😀 😀 😀

  18. Red Hot Mama says:


    BP RBI. Second blood belongs to the Reds as well.

  19. Red Hot Mama says:

    Hairston has a three hit night, while Pujols is 0-3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  20. Red Hot Mama says:

    0-3, which also is the score.

    This could be it, kiddos. This could be the beginning of the Reds’ dominance in 2009.

  21. Red Hot Mama says:

    ninety-seven miles per hour


  22. Red Hot Mama says:

    Chris says that if Bailey is still pitching this well when Volquez comes back, the Reds will have a problem.

    In my mind, they’ll finally have a solution to Bronson Arroyo.

  23. Zeldink says:

    Too bad Baker likes his veterans.

  24. Red Hot Mama says:

    Time to pull Bailey. His accomplishment so far is plenty.

  25. Red Hot Mama says:

    All right, Rhodes. Let’s not screw this up.

  26. Red Hot Mama says:

    Goddammit. Loaded them for Pujols.

  27. Red Hot Mama says:

    Stormy coming in, the very guy who gave up a walk-off home run to Pujols as I sat in the stands at Busch.

    Maybe he’s due. At least it’s only the 8th.

  28. Red Hot Mama says:

    Maybe they should have walked him. Or better yet: hit his ass.

  29. Red Hot Mama says:

    Nice sac bunt, Jay!!

  30. Red Hot Mama says:

    Yippee! Go outside for a couple mins to catch some fireflies with the kiddo and come back to find the game tied

  31. Red Hot Mama says:

    You know what I like about this game, even though the Cards have gotten the lead again? It’s how excited they are to have scored. It’s nice to be a fan of a team that’s worthy of being excited about scoring against.

  32. Zeldink says:

    Maybe you should go catch some more fireflies. 🙂

  33. Red Hot Mama says:

    You can do it, Carlos Fisher. I believe in you.

  34. Red Hot Mama says:

    Ack! We shouldn’t have let them go! Now it’s too dark to catch more.

  35. Red Hot Mama says:

    Pujol’s up: I call for plunk.

    Dang, they gave up a grounder to the mofo. And Thom Brennaman sucking up to the arrogant twit.

  36. Red Hot Mama says:

    All right, bottom of the ninth. Time to tie this bad boy up.

  37. Red Hot Mama says:

    Ryan Franklin: 19 saves in 20 opptys and a sub-1 ERA. We need to freaking kidnap Dave Duncan.

  38. Red Hot Mama says:

    Taveras walked! This really *is* a turning point for the team!

  39. Red Hot Mama says:

    No pressure, Joey. Keep it frosty.

  40. Red Hot Mama says:

    He didn’t go you fat lump of worthlessness.

  41. Red Hot Mama says:

    Didn’t give Votto much to hit, resulting in a walk. Now BP, what can you do for us?

  42. Red Hot Mama says:

    Not this time, I guess. Still, there’s a lot of awesomeness in this game.

  43. KC2HMZ says:

    It’s a shame that the manager/bullpen/shortstop wasted the effort, but for the first time, Homer Bailey showed me something tonight. He was hitting 97 on the gun, his arm slot was consistent, and he commanded his pitches.

    Very impressive outing. His trade value just went through the roof…but if this is any indication of how he’s going to turn out, I hope they keep him in Cinci. Along with Cueto and Volquez, the Reds could soon have three guys in the rotation who are among the best in the game.


  44. Red Hot Mama says:

    A lot of people talked about this game as being demoralizing. While it wasn’t as easy a loss to predict as today’s Arroyo/Carpenter matchup, I didn’t find it to be the punch-in-the-gut that some did. The positive of Bailey’s performance outshone the eventual loss.

    Hard to imagine them trading Bailey at this point. He’s only had the one good start, and it’s not like he’s going to be a free agent at the end of the year. Stranger things have happened though.