Reds have outscored this putrid Pirate team 22-12. Doubled them up so far. There are worse teams than the Reds.
"And This one Belongs to the Reds."
I can't believe we didn't pull Dunn in late innings for his defense tonight.
What were we thinking?
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
Dunn is still the best player on this team.
I can't believe nobody wanted Adam Dunn at the trade deadline, maybe the Reds didn't want to trade him.
How about the REDS play all their games at PNC Park?!?
5 Games - 2007
Offense: 40 runs (8/G), 67 hits (13.4/G), 10 HRs (2/G).
Defense: 0 errors.
Starters: 3.86 ERA, 1.22 WHIP.
Dunn has 4 HRs. Belisle has his only MLB complete game.
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
Just got home from the game. Some observations:
Livingston pitched OK--not great, but not badly either. With a high pitch count, especially when pitching on short rest, I probably wouldn't have sent him out to pitch the bottom of the sixth. (I would have let him hit in the top of the sixth, though.)
When Coffey came in, I turned to my brother and said, "That runner on first is going to score." Sure enough, he did. I like Todd, but if he is still on the 25-man roster tomorrow, then Wayne should be dismissed immediately.
When Stanton got out of the bases-loaded jam with no runs scoring, I said to my brother, "Like Jesse 'The Body' Ventura used to say, 'It's better to be lucky than good.'"
Burton pitched well. I think he's getting better.
I was glad that Edwin homered in a clutch situation--maybe that will help his confidence.
I was very confident that Keppinger would do something positive to lead off the ninth. I didn't expect the homer, but I knew he would get on base.
Adam Dunn came through when the team needed him most! I was glad it was a two-run shot, because I figured Weathers would give up one run. As I told the Pirate fan sitting next to me after Dunn's HR, "Don't give up. The Reds bullpen has to pitch one more inning."
Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):
Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Adam Dunn - 228
7. Eric Davis - 203
8. Barry Larkin - 198
9. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 191
10. Vada Pinson - 186
11. Wally Post - 172
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
15. Lee May - 147
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.