Game Thread

Reds at Brewers (June 15, 2014)

Happy Father’s Day to all the Father’s in Redleg Nation!

The Reds hope to give you the gift you always wanted today: A Reds victory and series win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Mike Leake takes the hill for Cincinnati, trying to get back on track after back-to-back 5-run outings. Similarly, Marco Estrada is trying to recover from a string of five straight poor starts.

Your Father’s Day lineup:
1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
2. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
7. Devin Mesoraco (R) C
8. Zack Cozart (R) SS
9. Mike Leake (R) P

Go Reds!

174 thoughts on “Reds at Brewers (June 15, 2014)

  1. Which of these players is the disappointing rookie, the vet who should be released, the badly aging star, and the stalwart of the offense?

    .262 4 HR 18 RBI
    .270 6 15
    .262 5 20
    .277 5 28

  2. The Brewers color guy is dreadful. Bemoaning the run producers who are pleased to take a walk with the bases loaded.

      • There were multiple cringe worthy statements made there…note that I wasn’t quoting him.

        :::Votto takes walk:::

        He says (I believe this is verbatim but am too lazy to rewind so we’ll call it paraphrased) Votto couldn’t be happer with that result. Goes on discussion how Votto refuses to swing at pitches outside the strike zone, even when runners are in scoring position, all with negative connotation.

        Then he implied that Votto stubbornly refuses to change his approach (as if he should even consider it).

        Then he talked about how run producers around the league share Votto’s hitting philosophy, as if there are a bunch of Joey Votto’s around the league.

        So much Nope.

    • How dare he produce the exact same result as Skip Schumaker and Billy Hamilton’s bases loaded singles, as well as the same production as BP’s sac fly, but minus the out.

      For shame, Votto.

      • I knew RLN would blow up when Votto walked. I’m surprised the servers didn’t crash. It was almost as sweet as his walkoff HR earlier this year…in the minds of some. The Brewer pitchtracker showed the ball catching a piece of the plate. FWIW….I enjoyed all 4 of those run producing at bats

        • That pitch to Votto did look pretty close. It just seems like sometimes the walk is the best-case scenario for him. Today’s was a ball, or was called a ball, whatever. But some of the strike-three-called against him fuel the question of how hard he tries to walk, when it seems that typically we’d cry for the batter to protect the plate on close pitches. I didn’t see yesterday’s game, but I heard it happened a few times then.

        • It really is the best case scenario. You can’t make an out walking to first base. Put the ball in play and you’re making an out roughly 70% of the time.

  3. Funny I posted about Cingrani in blowout wins and losses earlier… Lots of line drives but a goose egg nonetheless

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