2013 Reds / Game Thread

Game Thread: Pirates at Reds (2013.06.18)


The Reds hit some absolute bombs last night, especially those off the bat of Cozart, Frazier, and Bruce.  It was nice to see some big blasts and some outstanding pitching turned in last night by Leake, LeCure, Cingrani, and Chapman.  I think the Reds are setting up for a big series here with the Pirates.

Why do I say that?  Because tonight the Reds send Mat Latos to the mound to face Charlie Morton.  Mat Latos may never lose another start in his career while Mr. Morton is making only his 2nd start of the season.  The odds are in the Reds favor tonight.  It is time for the Reds to go, and GO they will!  Discuss the game here!

186 thoughts on “Game Thread: Pirates at Reds (2013.06.18)

    • The good news: Wainwright got hammered in the first… Cubbies up on the Cards 4-0.

      Best news I heard today. Now, if the Stupid Cubs are obliged to beat the Cards, we should be obliged to beat the Buccos and make this a nice day.

  1. I suggest Thom examine which hitters swing at the first pitch most often. I bet even he’d figure out why production is so low on the first pitch…

  2. Parra up and throwing. He should never enter a game unless the score delta is greater than 5 or 6.

  3. In Jack’s defense, he’s hitting .286 in the PH role, but really, he doesn’t inspire confidence that this is going to work…

  4. But but but…the Reds and the Pirates have “protected” their players? Why are players still being hit?

    Eventually the eye-for-an-eye stuff will work, right?

    • @CP: Reds will have to blink first. Part of the Pirate success, I believe, is due to the little guy (fighter) attitude.

  5. In other news Arredondo pitched well in L’Ville. Opponents hitting .214 off him this year. Walks still a problem.

  6. The good news is the Cards are losing. The bad news is the Reds couldn’t get a run if they set the ball on a tee and all the fielders took a nap!

  7. Manny Parra is effective with a 4 run deficit and the bottomish part of the order up…

    Gotta love him!

  8. The Good News: Parra pitched great.
    The Bad News: Parra will probably come back out for the 7th now.

  9. I don’t get the hit and run or the steal attempt when you are down 3-0. Call me puzzled.

  10. Love that Joey hit that but it makes the botched steal attempt that much more painful.

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