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369 thoughts on “Game Thread 2 – Reds vs. Astros

  1. But wait. According to Marty, BP is the “clutch” hitter on the team, right? All those RBI’s prove it.

  2. Dusty in a dilema if they push 2 more. Who does he go with, might want to hold off Chapman until he actually is needed and qualifies for the save

    • @docmike: For some reason, Choo was kinda close to being thrown out. Seemed obvious that the ball wasn’t going to be caught. It did bounce right back to the CF. Brantley said Votto was getting a stop sign from Berry but was about to run through it when he put on the brakes.

      Brantley: Mark Berry almost reached out and grabbed him.

  3. I watched the first inning and had to go to a class. Get home in time for the bottom of the 12th. Reds were just waiting for me!

  4. Ludwick can’t really be our #5 hitter, can he? I mean, sooner or later Baker is going to realize this, right?

  5. Probably an obvious night to make a dumb snap judgement but man, I wonder if this team woudn’t be better off with B-Ham on the playoff roster over Luddy.

    • @caps: I mean I’m sure we can have both. I just feel like in all these close games in September, Hamilton has been the difference for us where we lost in similar situations much of the summer.

  6. If Frazier gets a hit here, we may still see Christiani. Y’ know, since it would no longer be save situation.

  7. Jay loves the Reds – hope he is with this organization a long , long time – he is a solid , solid player

  8. I am going to say it, that I can forgive Chapman if he does not come out sharp. Just poor management, once in 10 days is just bad

  9. Votto should have realized off the bat that wasn’t going to be caught, should have been a 3 RBI 2B. Luddy is really struggling, he left another run sitting at 3B. COME ON CHAPMAN

    • @Josh:

      I just watched the replay, and there was no earthly way he could have scored. Choo barely scored ahead of the throw, and he was on SECOND.

  10. No way Billy Hamilton can be left off a playoff roster – absolutely no way dude makes things happen

  11. from @ctrent, Billy Hamilton is the first player in the live ball era (1920+) to have 4 SB in his first career start.

  12. New lineup:

    Choo
    Phillips
    Votto
    Bruce
    Frazier
    Mesoraco
    Cozart
    Hamilton

    or

    Choo
    Hamilton
    Votto
    Bruce
    Phillips
    Frazier
    Cozart
    Mesoraco

  13. Something to ponder….. The game that was rained out at GABP vs the Giants and scheduled as a DH in SF on that road trip (the only game the Reds lost to SF) … how big might that end up being…. had the Reds organization waited to see if it was necessary to play that game they would have 65 loses and only 2 away from STL in the loss column and tied with PIT.

    I still think having SF fly across country to play at GABP on the day after the season, with the Reds having a chance to tie/win the division would be in the Reds’ favor. If it ended up not making a difference then so be it, but boy, if they finish 1 game out of the division, you’d have to wonder.

  14. While it’s nice to see Hamilton flourish in the start tonight, we still don’t have any reason to think he can hit legit MLB pitching in October. But that’s fine. What he can do in the late innings of close games with his speed is immeasurable. It would be pure insanity to not make him one of the 25. I’m retroactively angry that he wasn’t on last year’s playoff roster!!!

  15. OK 2 down, 1 more Chapman, 1 more! It’d sure be nice if the Reds were still up 2 right now.

    WOW, 1st player in MLB to steal 4 SB in his 1st ML start, since 1920

  16. Need to get Krauss right here. The next two hitters, Dominguez and Carter, both have home run power.

  17. On second thought, this much free baseball gives us a giant heaping dose of Sooper-Cranky Extra Innings Marty.

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