2013 Reds / Game Thread

Game Thread: Diamondbacks at Reds (2013.08.19)

The Reds kick off a pretty important series tonight with the Diamondbacks at home at Great American Ballpark.  This is not a make or break series by any means but it is still important. The Diamondbacks are next in line to overtake the Reds for the final wild card spot in the National League, but sit 5 games behind the Redlegs for that spot.  A series win by the Reds would put the D-backs 6 or more games back.  However, if the Reds lose the series or get swept, the D-backs could climb to within a game of the Reds when this series concludes.  That is why it is pretty important for the Reds to at least manage a split.

But at this point, the Reds should not be eyeing splits of series to keep Arizona back.  They should be targeting the division and catching both the Pirates and Cardinals.  A win tonight prevents the club from losing ground.  The Reds finally combined a good pitching performance with solid hitting yesterday and hopefully that will set them up for another good game tonight.  Discuss the game here fellow Reds fans!

284 thoughts on “Game Thread: Diamondbacks at Reds (2013.08.19)

  1. You have to admit, the Reds run the bases like little league tykes. cept it ain’t cute. But hey, why be negative on a night when the Reds lumber has awoken from its slumber. Go Reds!!!

  2. Ever been on the kiss cam? I have. All of your acquaintances who were also at the game tell you they saw you for days after. Interesting to know who else you knew was at the game when you were.

  3. Anyone else surprised that Delgado hits here? I am. High pitch count. Of course, extras last night kills.

    Advantage Redlegs.

  4. Just curious since I cannot see the game, anyone warm-up for the D’backs last inning? Delgado might have to take one for the team. Need more AB like Choo to wear him out, would be great if they can go after a worn out bullpen

  5. Arroyo is dealing. I don’t pull him yet but I have standing instructions to get someone up pronto if anyone gets on.

  6. I was impressed with how Todd kept the bat close to the body so the fat part would hit the ball. Good swinging there. Usually Todd just throws his bat at it.

  7. I just don’t understand why anyone would throw a fastball over the plate to Frazier. Even 3-0, I’m not sure I’m throwing him a fastball over the plate.

  8. Getting back in the box after getting your head buzzed by a 90 mph pitch is what separates the big leaguers from everybody else.

  9. Arroyo got the ball up to Prado and even though fooled if the ball wasn’t up he wouldn’t have been able to get to it.

    This would be his last batter.

  10. Arroyo is scary when he doesn’t keep it down. Big sigh of relief. In my world he’s done for the night.

    • @msanmoore:
      I am, the Reds left him off the hook, tip of the cap to him because he battled and took one for the team and he kept them in the game.
      It would be a big advantage tagging up their bullpen tonight, but worse could happen if the Reds only get 2 innings out of the Dbacks bullpen

  11. Bronson could have looked that bad while striking out. Hanahan you swing like a pitcher. (Respects to Mike Leake.)

    In fact, Leake might have been the better choice there.

  12. Manny Parra has become Must See TV for me. And I’m not sure if that’s in a good way, yet.

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