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Game Thread: Reds at Diamondbacks

Tonight, the Reds begin a three game series with the Diamondbacks. Coming off a split with Pittsburgh, I feel like the Reds need to take two of three from the Diamondbacks. Need is not really a good word to use in June, but as we’ve discussed here on RN, this is a very difficult stretch for our beloved Redlegs and they can’t lose or split every series. They need some wins.

Tonight’s game is an opportunity to start off on the right foot as Reds’ ace Johnny Cueto (4-0, 2.08) goes up against a Wade Miley (4-6, 4.64) who hasn’t been nearly as good this year as he was last year. The lineup is below. Use this thread to cheer on the Reds. Though, like me, I’m sure many of you will be in bed before this one wraps up (hooray for small children!).

Go Reds.

1. Derrick Robinson LF
2. Shin-Soo Choo CF
3. Joey Votto 1B
4. Brandon Phillips 2B
5. Jay Bruce RF
6. Todd Frazier 3B
7. Zack Cozart SS
8. Ryan Hanigan C
9. Johnny Cueto RHP

192 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Diamondbacks

  1. First fly ball of the night by the Reds. All the other outs had been on the infield or by the K. All this from a fly ball pitcher…and Bruce blows that one away! Wow!

  2. NL Rank batters 6-7-8

    6th – 14th (.230)
    7th – 13th (.214)
    8th – 13th (.209)

    Cards are 1st, 6th, 4th respectively.

  3. Watching Robinson call off Choo makes me wonder if they should be switched? (Having said that, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with Choo’s D in CF so far.)

  4. Terrible at bat by Hanigan, and to add insult to injury he didn’t even attempt to hustle down the line. Would slow as molasses beat out the throw, probably not. But it would have been close enough to make the catcher hurry his throw and perhaps throw it away. Its the little things that matter.

  5. JC is a ballplayer. Say it every time he pitches. Look up “heart” in the dictionary and there’s Johnny’s mug.

  6. For the guys that fell asleep, you’re missing a pretty good game.

    Todd’s turn. Have a feeling about this and it’s good.

  7. Its nice to see the Reds offense showing some signs of life. The Reds have a history of winning games by chip, chip chipping away. Go Reds!!

  8. I hate it but it might be time for Johnny to hit the showers. Just hope he is okay. I can’t remember him having a start this bad in forver.

  9. Goldschmidt reminds me of 2010 Votto. All those clutch dingers and RBIs. Remember when Joey was unstoppable in the 7th or later in close games.

  10. 10 hits, 5 runs. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this from JC. Keep it at 2, and lets keep chipping.

  11. Some nights even the best just don’t have it. Sparky was the best at recognizing that fact, and acting upon it.

  12. Well, the problem right now is the offense. They really aren’t doing much of anything. now they have to try and get 3 more runs. This from a team that can’t string together multiple hits.

  13. I love the smell of Napalm in the morning…much more than the sight of J.J. Hoover in the bottom of the 5th.

    • @RedForever: At this point, I would put in Partch and let him go as long as he can. Gain valuable MLB experience that may pay-off later in the season.

  14. This is an amazing display of how the Reds are never prepared for an opponent. Just pitch them all the same and never make an adjustmeant

  15. The Reds offense showed enough signs of life to score three runs to come back and tie the game. Can they do it again, come back and tie the game again. Absolutely they can. Go Reds!!!!

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