Game Thread

Pirates at Reds (April 14, 2014)

Pitts-burgh!  Pitts-burgh!  Pitts-burgh!  Think the Reds fans can rally together and rattle the Pirates players tonight like the Pittsburgh faithful did to Cueto in last season’s playoff game?  I would love to see it.

Homer Bailey has been good against Pittsburgh over the past few seasons, including his first no-hitter back in 2012 in Pittsburgh.  Of course he did lose his last 2 starts against the Buccos a year ago.  The Reds need him to be good again tonight so the Reds can string together their first 2-game winning streak of the season.

Reds Lineup:
1. Hamilton CF
2. Votto 1B
3. Phillips 2B
4. Frazier 3B
5. Bruce RF
6. Ludwick LF
7. Mesoraco C
8. Cozart SS
9. Bailey P

441 thoughts on “Pirates at Reds (April 14, 2014)

  1. What in the world is going on? Get this stiff out of here. Hoover should not be pitching – 3 pitches – 2 HR – double pathetic.

    • Bullpen is pretty ugly. Aside from LeCure and Parra, who do you really trust? They can’t throw 4 innings and do it every day.

  2. here is a weird stat to go with this weird game. It’s very early in the season so batting stats have not regressed. For example, there are still a handful of hitters hitting over .400. Did you know that there are 11 regular position players hitting worse than Hamilton? Cozart is the obvious one. But how bout Hamilton producing more at the plate than Prince Fielder, Allen Craig and Mike Moustakas??

  3. Man, Hoover is not looking good this season. Also, can’t have starters go 5 innings. Bullpen is too hurt/not good enough to go 4 innings, it seems.

    • or gasoline Charlotte. Hoover seems like he left his pitching repertoire in years gone by. And Bailey may just have some company on his trip to Louisville after all.

        • Charlotte, have always counted on you for a heightened perspective – now let’s all sing Happy Birthday to Peter Edward Rose.

  4. You’ve gotta be kidding me Reds… Hoover. Jeeze. What happened to him? He’s was really good last year!

  5. Well, we don’t have to have the discussion of an undeserved win for Homer. At least we have that.

  6. Gotta agree with the cowboy here.. pitch inside because right now everyone on both teams is leaning out over the dish and mashing the baseball.

    • Indeed. Of course, had he gotten injured, it would have raised a whole host of questions as to why the game was still being played. I don’t think anyone would’ve blamed him for not even attempting to go after it.

  7. Now that the score’s tied again, let’s hope the Reds send out a pitcher that can at least have a credible appearance. I assume Pirates fans are just as upset with their team’s pitching performance tonight as Reds fans are with the disastrous work turned in by Homer Bailey and J.J. Hoover.

  8. Pirates have a HR friendly part of the order coming up…let’s try to keep it in the ballpark bullpen.

    • The real positive is that Mesoraco is really showing up so far this season. This guy could turn out to be the player the Reds and their fans have been hoping for all along.

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