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Game Thread: Diamondbacks at Reds (2013.08.20)

A win tonight guarantees that the Reds will not lose any ground in the wild card race this series to the D-backs.  A win would also set the Reds up in a great position to extend the wild card lead on Arizona.  A loss would mean… Nevermind. We’re not thinking about losing around here.

Tonight’s game should be a good one if you’re a fan of pitching.  Tony Cingrani has been outstanding this season and he’s facing off agaisnt Patrick Corbin who is 12-3 overall on the season.  Whichever offense can strike first may put themselves in the driver’s seat to a victory tonight.  Perhaps we can expect plenty of bunting in this one as both teams scratch and claw for runs. 

Discuss the game here!  While we’re at it, Go Reds (and Brewers and Padres)!

183 thoughts on “Game Thread: Diamondbacks at Reds (2013.08.20)

  1. Just threw up in my mouth a little bit. That was some fat pitch.

    See you tomorrow boys at the ole ballyard.

  2. There goes the scoreless streak for Hoover. A real “clutch” hitter there. Amazing Player.

  3. G’night everyone. Better luck tomorrow.

    For the record, I wouldn’t classify tonight’s game as a this offense stinks. Corbin was just damn good out there.

  4. Don’t understand why Hoover had to put it right down the middle? Why not a corner? Rather would have walked him than a pitch on a tee.

    • @George Culver: I’ve been thinking that for a while. Now that Ludwick is back, I’d play Heisey and him vs. lefties and bench Choo – who can’t him them at all – and now and then Bruce.

  5. Just shows Dusty’s brilliance for not starting him over Bruce tonight and getting Jay some rest against one of the nastiest lefty’s in the league.

    • Just shows Dusty’s brilliance for not starting him over Bruce tonight and getting Jay some rest against one of the nastiest lefty’s in the league.

      Why did’n you tell us that before the game?

  6. Good strategy to keep the hot batter on the bench the last two nights. Second homer vs Corbin. Four of five vs Delgado.

  7. 20,092 turned out for tonight’s titanic struggle, 20,092. 24,392 when you count the Kid Glove complementary tickets.

  8. I still demand that one of the “Negatives” of the recap be that Cesar Izturis was the first pinch hitter used off the bench, and he was asked to lead off an inning at that.

    What could even be the excuse for that? Might as well leave in the pitcher in that case.

    • @ToddAlmighty: Heisey? But really, Joe Schlub in seat 334 B would be a better option than Cesar Izturis. Is it Dusty’s fault that Walt gave him this bench? No, but, somone tonight pointed out that “H” comes before “I”. Tonight wasn’t all Baker. But it he didn’t help, either.

  9. Yes, of course it’s Dusty’s fault. And I’m sure there’d be no second guessing after we lost the game with Bruce sitting on the bench.

    • @FWIW567: Would you say that Dusty put this team in it’s best position to win tonight with this lineup against this pitcher?

      • @George Culver: Yes, absolutely. I thought the lineup was solid. Bruce will be facing tough lefties in the playoffs. I’d still take my chances with the All-Star over Heisey, a marginal starter, just because he bats right handed. Isn’t that one of the reasons why Dusty gets criticized, for going by the book?

        • @FWIW567: Can’t argue much with playing Bruce, but I would’ve started him in place of Choo at leadoff. May not have mattered of course, but I think it would’ve been the team’s best chane at scoring more than 2 runs.

  10. @mutaman

    I wasn’t on here before the game. Do you defend Dusty from the cruel second guessers?

  11. What is the starting pitcher still doing on the mound? I checked and double-checked my wrist bands and they specifically state that if you are winning by 3 runs in the ninth, you bring in your closer. Dusty in Cin

  12. Corbin is an outstanding pitcher. Especially against LH hitters, who probably should not be in the line up against him.

    Good night Nation. Sleep well and dream of deep home runs.

  13. First of all hopefully Cingrani will not have to miss too many starts. Secondly if the Reds end up winning 3 of 4 this game will be quickly forgotten. Back on the winning track tomorrow for the Redlegs. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  14. Corbin was awesome. Yes? Okay. Lesson learned: If this team doesn’t win the division, and has to play a one-game/play-in, they will face some team’s A-C-E. When does this offense’s streak begin? For real? When?

  15. Seems like someone suggested at the beginning of the game that this would have been a good day to have Heisey start in center. Maybe the Reds should be paying attention to that guy — he seems to know what he’s talking about.

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