Game Thread

Reds at D-Backs (May 30, 2014)

Tonight’s game between the Reds and the Diamondbacks is headlined by the pitching matchup. Not because it features two aces or two 20-game winners or even two guys battling for a Cy Young Award. Instead, it features Bronson Arroyo pitching against the Reds for the first time after spending several years as a staple in the Reds rotation. Many of us here loved how the man with the flowing mane pitched while in Cincinnati and wished Bronson the best of luck after leaving the Reds. However, for one night, we hope that luck runs out.

In order for that to happen, the Reds will have to solve the problem they have faced for most of this season and that is learning how to hit. Most importantly, how to hit consistently over a stretch of a week, or two weeks, or a month. The lineup features some more changes and new faces in new positions. At least Brian Price isn’t afraid to switch it up. But will it work? Tune in at 9:40 to see.

Lineup:
1. Hamilton CF
2. Schumaker LF
3. Phillips 2B
4. Bruce RF
5. Frazier 3B
6. Bernadina 1B
7. Mesoraco C
8. Santiago SS
9. Leake P

243 thoughts on “Reds at D-Backs (May 30, 2014)

  1. How bout no Ondrusuck , Marshall , parra, or Hoover tonight – please !!!! their cans should just about be out of gas by now as much raging infernos as they have created lately -

  2. Sam LeCure: “ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies”. God if we could get a roster full of Sam LeCures. I don’t think the guy even has sweat glands.

    • Hear ya, I just feel that he will eventually come back to reality, outside of that delayed game start he has to disappoint, more than solid despite the talk he is injured

  3. Interesting watching game on MLBtv.com and Dbacks announcers say Skip went and got a high profile player from clubhouse because he didn’t come out for BP with the team. Anybody know who the player was?

    And I like that by the way…way to go SKIP we need some accountability! Right Walt?

    • Broxton is already signed up and I think we can get more than bats for Chapman. But I agree with the sentiment.

    • As a closer, he’d be as fine as Coco. Meaning he’d save as much as Aroldis Chapman, only, not getting the highlights. Let’s start selling in areas that completely make sense.

      • Broxton is a good a Chapman… as a closer not many may argue with, trade Chapman with Cingrani as your 7th or 8th inning set-up man, get Latos pitching in Simon’s turn the upside of Chapman starting I cannot comprehend, I would at least like the comfort of knowing he just cannot start games, go 6 over 3 months

    • Grew up watching Bonanza, I can hear the theme music now. Hoss was my favorite Cartwright. Dan Blocker who played Hoss was an underrated actor, he was a very good actor.

      • Man, I loved that show. Big old teddy bear but just make sure to stay on the right side of the big guy.

  4. If not for Devin Mesoraco this team is in last place looking up at the Cubs. Go Mesoraco go! He’s quickly become my favorite Red.

  5. The reds better start training mes to shag fly balls, play the hot corner and hold down first. The reds need this guy in the lineup every single day

  6. It’s still hard to get excited after that epic fail last night. I’m trying. Help me, Sarge. Pick up a buddy.

    • Anytime this lineup put together from spare parts wins, you have to be excited. The fact they came back from an embarrassing loss is encouraging. Go Reds!

  7. Fun game, beats the heck out of last night. Can we get on a roll? Stay tuned and find out.

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