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Game Thread: Dodgers at Reds (2013.09.06)

The Reds and Dodgers kick off a series tonight between two teams jockeying for playoff position.  The Dodgers have been baseball’s hottest team over the past 2 months while the Reds have done pretty well since the All-Star break and are riding a series win against St. Louis.

This series is big for the Reds because the club will have a chance to gain ground on either Pittsburgh or St. Louis as the two meet for the final time this season in a 3-game series.  Considering the Reds control their own fate with games against Pittsburgh, we all need to be Pirates fans over these next three days while hoping the Redlegs can sweep the Dodgers.

Discuss the game here fellow Reds fans!

377 thoughts on “Game Thread: Dodgers at Reds (2013.09.06)

  1. Highest paid hitters in 2013 (in descending order):

    Arod
    Teixeira
    Fielder
    Mauer
    Cabrera
    Gonzalez
    Wells
    Kemp
    Crawford
    Howard
    Soriano
    Hamilton
    Votto
    Jeter

  2. Not even an ATTEMPT at a throw … good thing as he’d be on 3rd if he tried to bounce one in there.

  3. 33,778 turned out for tonight’s struggle, 33,778. (Without Marty, there can be no “titanic” struggle.

  4. Still don’t understand why all season they’ve preferred to have a crappy pitcher in the pen (Partch, for example) who will rarely if ever contribute to a win and does nothing but mop up (which Izturis could just as easily do), rather than Billy Hamilton on the bench who can actually be a difference-maker.

  5. I don’t care if he’s one-dimensional. I don’t know if I’d put him on the 25 man roster for the regular season, but right here, right now, I FREAKING LOVE BILLY HAMILTON. This kid is a game changer.

    If he’s on first, the guy in the box gets better pitches to hit, period.

  6. The front office needs to get Hamilton an aerodynamic, skin tight uniform ASAP. Or at least something that fits.

  7. Brian Wilson comes to the mound … and his ridiculous beard shows up a full 30 seconds before he gets there.

  8. Ludwick please, don’t swing at the first pitch.

    Going to the closer in the 8th? Dusty are you watching this?

  9. I’m starting to question the wisdom of not hitting lefties back-to-back because of the threat of late inning lefty relievers.

  10. I’d be a little less grumpy if Ludwick had waited for a strike before whiffing at that garbage. At least Todd is holding off for now.

  11. That was a bizarre DP. As much as I’d like to, I don’t think I can blame Ludwick for that.

    • @ToledoRedsFan: Except for swinging at Ball 2 and Ball 4 … no. He hit it on the nose and Wilson found it in his glove. That happens. Hamilton went on contact like he was supposed to.

  12. I understand Chapman is the closer, but if there’s some doubt about his ability to pitch four straight days, why not warm up TWO people for the ninth, and have someone ready if he isn’t sharp?

  13. Even with the fluke dp, it is good to see Votto and Bruce punk a lefty reliever for a second strait night.

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