2013 Reds / Game Thread

Game Thread: Padres at Reds (2013.08.10)

Last weekend the Reds were left for dead after looking awful against the Cardinals.  The only bright spot during that weekend was Tony Cingrani who picked up the win on Saturday against St. Louis.  Cingrani will look to carry that momentum, and his 5-1 record, into tonight’s game against the Padres.

The Reds have looked pretty good over this three game winning streak.  They’ll need to keep hitting and pitching if they want to extend the streak to four.  The Reds can’t control what Pittsburgh and St. Louis does right now, but the can control their own game.  Just keep hitting, pitching, and winning!  GO REDS!

392 thoughts on “Game Thread: Padres at Reds (2013.08.10)

  1. cement mixer slider inner half. called strike 3. Votto out-thinking himself, thinking now-way he throws ME a strike there

  2. How is it that the casual fan can pinpoint Duty’s ineptitude and the front office thinks he is a genius?

    • @RedTitan19: I assume they’re blinded by the fact that the Reds are in playoff contention and 12 games over .500 while losing their ace pitcher and power hitting LF for the year, among other key injuries. The fools.

  3. Man, if I have said it once I have said a hundred times: you can build a team around a guy like Sam Lecure. Who was the one that stood up Sunday and spoke up?

  4. So… who gets the loss for this game? Parra? They can’t give Cingrani a loss when he didn’t give up any earned runs, right?

  5. The offense disappears again. Get em tomorrow. But, the tomorrow’s are running out. Too fast to waste against teams like the Pads.

  6. XP and Hannahan should get a chance to redeem themselves in tomorrows game, I’ll be shocked if both are not in the lineup. The Reds can start a new winning streak tomorrow, and will. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  7. While I think the Pirates offense has been extremely lucky this year thus far, I have to give Clint Hurdle credit for not doing anything to screw up their luck. Tonight is an example of where Baker does something, such as line-up changes, that puts the club out of the position of where luck can be a factor for them.

  8. I’m sorry, but I had to say something. I hopefully won’t ever pin a loss on one single play or decision; I was even talking about this before the game to someone else. I can understand why Bakerman sat Frazier and played Hanahan (sp?) tonight. But, that has got to be one of the stupidest decisions I have ever seen. I mean, our regular 3rd baseman just had one of his best offensive and well as defensive games in months, and he gets benched for 2nd stringer? And, this guy is suppose to be a players manager?

    I really am beginning to wonder if this guy really even gives a da** if we even win games. “We need to get Jack going”. No we don’t. If anything, we need to get Todd going. We need to win games. To do that, you go with your best players and/or the ones playing hot. And, we see the 1-2 hole batting last season, the Cozart experiment repeated this season. None of this doesn’t do one thing to put our team in the best position to win games. As a result, the players have to pull other things out to win the games, already starting down before the first pitch is ever thrown.

    • @steveschoen: When I said basically those same words before the the game I was devoured. Hope it fares better for you after the game when it is a little more obvious. We will never win a championship or be significant under the tutilage of Johnnie B Baker.

      • @RedTitan19: Agreed. I went back to read when you were devoured. They simply didn’t understand about how to put the team in the best position to win the game, no idea about building team chemistry. Such as, if I was the regular starter, and I just had my best day in months, I would think I would be playing the very next game, regardless of who was pitching.

        Could the subs have done great tonight? Sure. That doesn’t mean they should have been listed for the game. If they got listed for the game, that again would simply mean the team won in spite of another poor decision by Bakerman. Or, you could spin that as Bakerman got lucky. But, Bakerman knows his baseball? With as much as he spouts “Aaron” and “Mays” or how he wants the team to swing at more first pitches when they already lead the league in that aspect, it seems like he doesn’t know baseball. If you think he does, I have some swampland to sell you in New York City. Prime area, trust me.

  9. I live in Vegas, but am not a betting man. But, that being said, I’ll all but guarantee that César Izturis will start, tomorrow.

  10. Man, Dusty in that post game interview didn’t seem like he knew what was going on. Can we say by now that he’s lost his clubhouse? Once a manager loses his guys, it’s time to find a replacement, Bob.

    • @ToddAlmighty: But, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s lost the clubhouse. He’s lost many a fan a couple of years ago, more every day. And, not all fans are baseball-illiterate. It seems like he has no clue about playing chemistry, on-field chemistry, team chemistry, etc. Players manager? Hogwash. Win the games, baby, and the players will love ya. Be a team manager. You don’t need to try that other BS. Players who want more are simply being selfish and should be let go, anyhow.

  11. Where was Bakerman on that Votto third strike? The thing was so far inside another couple of inches, Votto would have had to adjust his j-strap. Has this guy ever believed in backing up his own players against bad calls? Has this guy ever done anything to get his players fired up? He loves to talk of “Aaron” this and “Willie” that. I remember Red Auerback (sp?) use to intentionally get ejected from basketball games just to light a spark under his players. When was the last time this guy got ejected from a ballgame? I can’t remember the last time I’ve ever seen him really go at a ump. I’ve seen him have some dinner discussions with some, but never anything that would even be considered half of what Earl Weaver, Lou P, or Billy Martin would do.

    • Where was Bakerman on that Votto third strike?The thing was so far inside another couple of inches, Votto would have had to adjust his j-strap.Has this guy ever believed in backing up his own players against bad calls?Has this guy ever done anything to get his players fired up?He loves to talk of “Aaron” this and “Willie” that.I remember Red Auerback (sp?) use to intentionally get ejected from basketball games just to light a spark under his players.When was the last time this guy got ejected from a ballgame?I can’t remember the last time I’ve ever seen him really go at a ump.I’ve seen him have some dinner discussions with some, but never anything that would even be considered half of what Earl Weaver, Lou P, or Billy Martin would do.

      He would help the club if he got ejected before writing out the lineup.

  12. Sometimes bad things happen to guys that help a lot other times. It was incredible however that XP and Hannahan both managed to come up snake eyes on both defense and offense tonight. I know it is frustrating but who could have predicted Hannahan’s throwing miscue in the 1st and does anyone really believe that Frazier would not have been turned every which way but loose by Ross’s slider and diving change up?

    What really griped me though was Cozart back in the #2 slot. That effectively took Votto out of the game.

    • What really griped me though was Cozart back in the #2 slot. That effectively took Votto out of the game.

      Every time.

  13. I understand that the Reds might be rooting for the Cubs tonight, but playing like them is taking it too far.

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