2013 Reds / Game Thread

Game Thread: Braves at Reds (2013.05.07)

The people who say that a strikeout is just like any other out must really love this Atlanta Braves team.  At one point last night I tweeted that the Braves were on pace to score 9 runs in the game but strike out 22.5 times in the contest.  They did not quite score 9 runs and fell just short of those strikeouts totals.  They were close to both however.

Homer Bailey will be licking his chops at the potential of striking out a high number of Braves tonight but must figure out a way to keep them in the ballpark if he wants to be successful and generate a Reds win.  Meanwhile the Braves are petitioning the league to allow B.J. Upton to use a tee tonight to hit off of.

I need a win tonight to keep my chances of winning a friendly wager alive.  I am sure most of you could care less about that aspect and just want the Reds to win.  I’m with ya!  Go Reds!

423 thoughts on “Game Thread: Braves at Reds (2013.05.07)

  1. Swing at a first pitch out of the strike zone, take strike three down the middle. Welcome to the Reds.

  2. Man this is just a bad, bad team. They have a few good players but they are a bad team.

    They will win their share against the scrubs of the league but they won’t beat any good teams.

    Let the fire sale begin!

  3. Mesoracooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And this game is tied!!!!!!!! I called it to (wrong catcher though) : – )

  4. You have got to be kidding me?!!! Bakerman put the 2nd string catcher in to pinch hit in the 9th? Much be getting cold in heII.

    • Baker = genius.

      I believe this falls into the “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.” allegory. Choo is still awesome. :)

  5. Mez’s HR may have been a GABP special, but Choo’s was a no doubter.

    And did you see Choo with the pose to watch it go? Gorgeous. He will be unaffordable next year.

    Thom just made me mad giving Dusty credit for that win.

  6. Pardon me boys is that the Cincinnati Soo Choo!!!!!!!! How bout dem Reds apples. I better not be dreaming. Hopefully this dramatic win will light a fire under their asses. Reminds ya of why ya love baseball and the Cincinnati Reds don’t it. Go Reds !!!! Adios Amigos.

  7. Oh, if anyone noticed, Miller was in his gear to catch the 10th. Since you used Mes anyway, doesn’t it make sense to leave him in just in case you get back around to that spot in the order?

  8. Mes: “I wanted to get the timing down and see a couple pitches early in the at-bat.”

    Anyone paying attention? Dusty?

    • @fakename: You forgot to add the part where he said he was following Dusty’s advice (in fact, he said he could hear Dusty in his head) during the AB. Of course, facts like that don’t fall within your agenda.

  9. Mes gives a really good interview.

    He actually managed to mention something about Dusty maybe having some confidence in him in late game situaions without coming off douchey, which is hard to do…

  10. Watching how he greeted Mes in the dugout after the big HR, you can tell Dusty is not a fan. What is up with that? Get over it Baker and let the kid play.

  11. I understand that Robinson was unavailable to bat LHed. Have to wonder, if he were available, would Dusty have gone with him instead ? Maybe not, down to the last out and needing a bomb, but Dusty has to rethink the non-use of the catcher sitting on the bench, with the lack of RHed bats off the bench.

  12. Credit to the bullpen as well…kept it possible. Good thing Dusty broke from the “formula” and used Marshall and Broxton while down a couple of runs. I’m sure an appearance by Ondrusek would have put the game out of reach…a la last night. (Marshall still hasn’t allowed a run…inherited or earned).

  13. I was going to make a snarky comment like Mesoraco and Choo will be riding the pine tomorrow. Gotta get Corky and whoever going. But why be a wet blanket on a night the Reds make an awesome comeback.

  14. The Old Cossack is dealing with some pretty serious meds. You wouldn’t believe the dream I just had. Two outs in the bottom of the 9th and the Reds behind 4-3 with the best reliever in the NL on the mound and this is where it really gets good…

    Dusty sends his backup catcher in to pinch hit and the backup catcher is Mesoraco! Then mesoraco works the count (I mean those were really good meds!) to full and smashes a line drive ocer the right center field wall to tie the game. Don’t wake me up reds fans; I’m enjoying this dream. Then Choo comes up and absolutely clobbers the game winning homer to center field al la JoeyMVP! REDS WIN!!!

    I want me some more of those meds…

    • @Shchi Cossack: That’s laugh out loud with no one in the room funny.

      I will say that the Mesoraco working the count part isn’t surprising. He’s good at that. But hitting your first homer of the year against Kimbrel? Unreal.

      I did say Choo for the win, going yard, right here, before the inning. I just figured that if that were to happen, there’d be a guy on base, probably via a swinging bunt.

    • @Shchi Cossack: I’ve kept saying how the Cubs are a different team when the Cardinals come to town. They give the Cardinals fits, it’s the World Series for them.

        • @Brian Van Hook: I remember Wood getting a huge win for the Reds in St. Louis in August 2010, the Reds only win of the series.

          If I were watching, my pulse would have shot up with Marmol coming in.

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