Game Thread

Reds at Dodgers (May 28, 2014)

The Reds look to avoid starting this West Coast trip off by being swept by the Dodgers. To do so, they’ll have to try and win tonight’s finale in Los Angeles. Not an easy task considering the good guys face Clayton Kershaw.

Brian Price has shuffled the lineup again tonight to see if there is any magic in trying something new again. I’m afraid the Reds may need some magic (No, not of the Johnson variety) to defeat Mr. Kershaw this evening. Crazier things have happened so let’s all pull the Redlegs on to victory!

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

212 thoughts on “Reds at Dodgers (May 28, 2014)

  1. With the Reds hitters striking out ..as much as they do. ..where is the Price “accountability” he fondly spoke of during his hiring. I guess he forgot !.

    • Good question. But then again what I am hearing out of the mouth of both Jocketty and Price is basically all is well and we’ll get going here sooner or later. Jocketty really seems disconnected from the team, not sure what his deal is but at least in the years past he was able to put on a straight face and convince you that he cared and was trying to make positive changes. This year, He has the look of not caring at all and zero involvement.

  2. Jay Bruce is another one ..who rarely can take a pitch the other way. ..he and Cozart must be attached at the hip. My guess it, no matter what hitting coach we hire, if the player or players don’t modify their hitting approach, well, it results in no improvement. This is what we see day in and day out except on rare occassions. No change equals no change.

  3. Its do or die time for Homer, either reward Prices faith in you, or give the critics more ammo to fire at you and your manager. Oh! Well never mind, Manny Parra is in to replace Homer. Go Reds!

  4. There are times to put your struggling relievers in to “get them going” but when your team is desperate for wins, as to not far too far behind the leaders in your division, well, that is not the time to pussyfoot around. You have to pull out all the stops when you have a chance to win a game. Go Reds!

  5. I would like 2 more just to be sure, but I guess there really is no reason to worry since these 1 run games are starting to even out, right???

  6. Sorry – brain wilson just looks stupid out there – dude has gotta draw attention to himself by looking weird

    • Vin Scully is hilarious talking about Bryan Pena: “he tried to time that swing then with all that weight behind it tried to drive it out of sight”

  7. Wonderful to sandwich Pena between Luddy and Cozart. Brilliant! Course, not sure how many options there are.

  8. I really like Cozart’s glove – he is simply too inconsistent at the plate – reds really need to be searching for a different option at shortstop sooner than later

    • I agree, Cozart’s fielding is his bright spot. His hitting, well. His approach is just so mediocre. I’d love to ask him what he is thinking. Does he even practice hitting the ball to the opposite field. Oh well. Here we go with Chapman, hopefully a 1-2-3 inning.

  9. Thank goodness I didn’t follow through with last night’s pledge to myself to never watch these Reds again!

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