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Game Thread: Reds at A’s (6.25.13)

The most promising change in the Reds prospects lately has been the revelation that the Cardinals are not invincible. While the Reds dropped 2 of 3 to the Diamondbacks, they gained a game on the Cards who were busy getting swept by the Rangers. Hopefully, the Cardinal slide continues and the Reds pick up the pace.

The Reds march into Oakland tonight for the start of a tough two-game series. It’s a late game and won’t get going until 10:00, but once it does, feel free to discuss the Arroyo vs. Milone grudge match here.

Also, and this needs to be said, let’s keep it clean tonight, fellas. It got a bit out of hand in the recap the other night. All of the editors were out of town or in bed, so we didn’t notice for a while, but we do have a commenting policy (which I suggest you read) and if you violate it you can be banned with no notice or explanation. If you ever find yourself unable to post comments, there’s a reason. Disagreement is awesome as long as it’s respectful.

339 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at A’s (6.25.13)

  1. Paul should’ve hit for Heisey there. Might’ve struck out, too, but that was the move. … Maybe Dusty was waiting to hit for the pitcher.

  2. I know zero about the Athletics bullpen, but I do know there’s a long way to go in this game. If the Reds can hold em to no more runs, well, like I said there’s a long way to go. Go Reds!!!!!!

  3. Nice ABs in that inning, except Hanigan and Heisey.

    The A’s broadcasters keep pointing out that, without Frazier’s base running blunder, the Reds may have had a big inning in the 4th. For example, Bruce’s hard-hit ball to first may have gotten past the 1st baseman if he were holding Frazier on first.

    • @pinson343: It’s practically impossible to play the “what if” game like that. For instance, who knows if Milone would have thrown the same pitch to Bruce if he had a runner on first?

  4. Izturis has two hits, one from each side of the plate. Don’t tell me we can’t climb back into this one. Nice speed by Robinson.

  5. Are we sure Izturis didn’t visit the Biogenesis center on the off day? Two actual hits that left the infield?

  6. Playing a game, called “one word for each Reds AB this time around the lineup.”

    Here are my results so far:

    Cozart- terrible.
    Hanigan- worse.
    Izturis- surprising.
    Robinson- nice.

    Feel free to join in.

  7. I will post again…..in case Dusty reads RLN.

    NL Rank of batters 6, 7, 8

    6th – 15th .223
    7th – 13th .220
    8th – 13th .200

    For reference …. cards are 1st, 6th, 4th

  8. Neshak so hittable by lefties, Izturis hits a line drive off him. So why didn’t Paul PH for Heisey with the bases loaded ?

  9. Seriously, Choo has been hit a league leading 20 times now, why does he keep getting hit? It doesn’t look like he especially crowds the plate to the point of getting hit so often.

    • @Sergeant2: I think many batters make an effort to get out of the way of inside pitches that tail too far inside, but Choo just stands there. Technically, the rules require you to make an effort to get out of the way of the pitch, but that is almost never enforced.

      • @yoobee: Choo “spins” to take the pitch in his back or hip, as that makes it look like you made an attempt. He does not move out of the way. It’s very smart and I’m surprised more players don’t do it. Unless it moving toward your head, just spin and take it where it doesn’t hurt.

  10. That’s technically not an infield popup…but that’s about as close as you can get to one. Without ACTUALLY hitting one.

  11. Bases loaded in back to back innings and you get 0 hits with RISP with your “superstar hitter” up? Pathetic.

    Votto can’t hit with 2 outs and RISP.

    This is why this team will go nowhere. No timely hitting whatsoever.

  12. All right ladies and gentlemen. I’m off to bed, here’s to an epic comeback. There’s always tomorrow as well. Good night!

  13. Whew. With Partch’s windup, I don’t see how he can hold a runner on first. On the other hand, he has a very good view of the runner on 2nd.

  14. Reds gotta make some noise this inning. Bruce, Frazier and Heisey (I think) coming up. C’mon Reds battle back, score some runs. Go Reds!

  15. Game won’t be a complete loss if they can score 5 runs. 5 runs and they can say it wasn’t completely embarrassing.

    In other words, Manny Parra is pitching pretty well.

  16. perfect example of the black hole bad luck….we have been getting 9 and 1 on base consistently all night, but unfortunately, its after 6-8 have been to the plate and recorded 2 outs. No excuse for Choo/Votto but the black hole is really hurting us tonight.

  17. 4 for their last 35 with RISP was just stated on the broadcast. The A’s had that many hits with RISP in the 2nd and 3rd innings.

  18. How the team performs before the All-Star break could be completely different from the way they perform after the All-Star break. The way a team performs after the All-Star break is when the rubber meets the road. Until then I’ll hold off taking up residence in a doomsday bunker.

  19. I’ll be glad to split with an Oakland team that’s only a half game out of first place in their division. We’ll get em tomorrow for the split. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

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