2013 Reds / Game Thread

Game Thread: Reds at Dodgers (2013.07.25)

The Reds stay out west tonight to take on the red-hot Dodgers.  While the Reds have played pretty good since since the All-Star break, going 5-2 in 7 games, the Dodgers have been even hotter going a perfect 6-0 since the break.  With sweeps of both Washington and Toronto, the Dodgers have propelled themselves into 1st place in the NL West.  One of these two hot teams is due for some losses!  It might as well be the Dodgers!

Mat Latos takes to the hill to face Zach Greinke.  Both have been solid this year so expect a pitcher’s duel. Of course, that is if Greinke can cool off the Reds offense that was on fire in San Francisco.

Only 7 more West Coast games!  The Reds need to put the hammer down, take care of business on the left coast, and return home with all the momentum just gained in San Francisco!  GOOOOOO REDS!

226 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Dodgers (2013.07.25)

  1. Heisey has reverted back, the last few games, to the guy who cannot control the strike zone. Another reason why Paul was the right call tonight, as exhibited by working a very tough pitcher for a walk.

  2. Rickey Henderson is the greatest leadoff hitter of all time, I’d say. Pete Rose was great, but Henderson had a higher OBP, SLG, and was 100 times better as a base stealer.

  3. Reds just lost a run, probably, because of Choo. I love the guy, but that was an terrible, Lonnie Smith-style error.

  4. Dusty is determined to teach Latos that he needs to go 110-115 pitches no matter what. I don’t like the idea of Latos facing the 1-4 guys; they’ve had some good ABs against him.

  5. Once again, one strike away from the 9th and someone gets a hit. Latos pitched well to Puig and Gonzalez, but that was terrible, one more breaking ball in the dirt and the inning is over.

  6. Parra deserved that bit of luck, because that was strike 3, unless the ump also made a mistake on strike 1. They were the same pitch.

  7. I would myself have brought Chapman in to face Ethier for the 4 out save, but it’s amazing how no one complains when the bullpen is pitching well in the 8th inning.

    The reason why for so many teams it does not matter so much if the stopper only pitches the 9th is because quite often, the setup guy is just about as good, or better, than the stopper. Think Melancon/Grilli. The Reds, on the other hand, sometimes have a large difference between what Chapman is doing and what the rest of the pen is doing, especially with Marshall out. But the way Parra is going, especially vs lefties, it’s not that bad to have Parra face Ethier.

  8. I’m just totally lost. Aside from the fact that he’s a horrible bunter, Izturis is on deck, and Marmol can’t throw strikes. ???

  9. I don’t get Chapman. He throws a nearly unhitable slider to a fastball only pitcher to get strike two, then throws three really fast fastballs for balls (one of them to the fence). Is that bad coaching, bad catching or just a pitcher that believes the hype about his fastball?

  10. Grew up in the Midwest & Pete & Joe Morgan were my favorite players. But its not close Ricky was the greatest lead off hitter in the history of the game.

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