2012 Reds / Game Thread

Game Thread: Reds at Arizona (2012.08.27)

The Reds begin a six-game road trip to Arizona and Houston with a 9:05pm (ET) game tonight against the D’backs. Bronson Arroyo will seek his eleventh victory of the season; he’ll face Arizona’s Tyler Skaggs.

Discuss the game here. Go Redlegs.

273 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Arizona (2012.08.27)

  1. @eric nyc: Broxton is scary because he walks too many hitters and doesn’t strike out enough to make up for it. His saving grace is that he is a groundball pitcher who doesn’t give up many homeruns.

    • @eric nyc: Broxton is scary because he walks too many hitters and doesn’t strike out enough to make up for it.His saving grace is that he is a groundball pitcher who doesn’t give up many homeruns.

      We got him because of his groundball rate. Doesn’t make for comfortable fan viewing, but gets the job done.

  2. I’d love for Broxton to take the 8th inning role and run with it. The last couple of years, he has been more like Coco Cordero than a top line reliever. He probably walks a few more guys than you’d like to see a guy in his role walk and his strikeouts have been down. At least, I think I am accurate in saying that. I know with KC he was a bit of a train wreck at times.

    That said, he really threw the ball nice tonight. Someone commented that it was easy gas…and it was. He certainly looked good – and the Reds need him to be a shutdown guy.

  3. The camera spent a lot of time showing Rolen sitting in the dugout after his at bat. I assume the tv announcers were talking about Rolens career (I’m listning to the WLW audio) But just from looking at Rolens demeanor, I can’t help but think that Rolen is coming to the conclusion that this is probably his last year of being a professional Baseball Player. He said before the season started he knows this might be his last season, and he’s going to try and enjoy all the aspects of the game. I think he realizes there is no more “might” about it. Baseball could use a lot more players like Scott Rolen. If Rolen does retire after this season, not many have done Baseball as well as Scott Rolen.

  4. @Sergeant2: His last AB before the All Star break I would have bet you a mortgage payment he would reitre in the next week. He was DONE. ALl he did was come back and bat .360 in the next month. Scott Rolen will probably go in the HOF when it’s said and done. I’m not betting against him anymore.

    • @Sergeant2: His last AB before the All Star break I would have bet you a mortgage payment he would reitre in the next week. He was DONE. ALl he did was come back and bat .360 in the next month. Scott Rolen will probably go in the HOF when it’s said and done. I’m not betting against him anymore.

      Kind of ironic that he and Chipper will likely be riding off into the sunset together. Two great professionals that have played the game the right way…for a long time.

  5. @Sergeant2: He may retire but I think teams like the Astros, Cubs, or even the Marlins could use him as a bench player/coach. I think he will get coaching offers from several teams.

  6. One, Two, Three top of the 9th. But that’s all good, Sir Chapman, recently knighted by King Castro Jr., will be the cure for what ails you.

  7. i thought rolen was done as well, but it’s hard to think he’d retire if he finishes with a second half OPS over .900.

  8. chapman doesn’t look on tonight. which makes him only one of the best pitchers in the league, instead of definitely the best.

  9. Chapman sets the franchise record for consecutive saves. Scary to think where he’d be without that one strange week in June.

  10. And a check swing and this one belongs to the Reds.

    Anemic offense continues but it was enough for the W. Arroyo was a stud tonight.

  11. I’m half wondering whether Rolen would come back at a discounted price and back up first base and third base and pinch hit. In place of Cairo…………

    He’s just looked so much better since the break …

  12. In my heart I hope that Chapman moves to the rotation, but if he stays the closer I’ll be proud to say I was there for his first save. Yankee Stadium backing up Johnny Cueto against CC Sabathia. Hell of a game.

  13. Now if only the top of the order could represent a semblance of a top of the order…Playoff speak baby, I love it.

  14. I’m beginning to think that Chapman kid might have closer type stuff. Its always good to win the first game of a series, and the Reds did that. Now the odds of a sweep are much better. Going to be an extremely interesting rest of the season. The Reds did what they always do, bounced back after a disappointing loss. Lets get em tomorrow. Go Reds!!

  15. I must apologize. My sarcasm is too new to this site that I now hold dear. I’m so used to picking up the garbage of the “Gannett Company” errrrrr…the well-informed, ha. I love this site and I love the banter. I am new to the blogging game and I do look forward to continued learning. For that’s what it’s all about, am I right? For the love of all that is mustache…I love the Reds.

  16. @RedManifesto: Welcome aboard the Redleg Nation Ship. The crew of this Ship is very knowledgeable and tolerate of people less knowledgeable. I’m proof of that.

  17. @Sergeant2: That is good to know, Sereant2. I hope that my ignorance is overlooked and that my trite spite is well-liked.

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