Do the Reds really have to play again today?  Maybe it will rain or an act of god will strike and the club can regroup and get a day off.

I am not panicking right now.  But like many fans, I am concerned and ready for the Reds to show they are the team that many feel they are.  If there was a part of the schedule that was set up to allow the Reds to have some success, it will be over this homestand.

So let’s all hope the Reds get back to winning tonight!  Go Reds.

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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  1. Maybe thom brennaman should coach the reds…

  2. It’s too bad the Reds don’t have a really good left-handed relief pitcher to face Utley.

  3. I love how mad B Phil is.

  4. Boooooo. No excuse for that bunt.

  5. How many times can this happen before Dusty realizes that Arroyo is a twice through the order pitcher and that is all? Someone must have the numbers: ERA/FIP by inning, ERA/FIP by time through the order, etc. Brandon is fuming on the bench and I can’t blame him. This is not Arroyo’s fault anymore; it is Dusty’s.

  6. WTF? Bunt your best hitter to get to Cozart?

  7. Seriously, sacrifice an out to one of the two best OBP players on the team?

  8. If you are going to have Chapman in the bullpen, you use him in situations like that (high leverage situation in the 8th).

  9. Going to be up to Phillips

  10. Thank God for gravity.

  11. I hate bunting

  12. I thought Nix would get that

  13. OK BP, beat them.

  14. The sac bunt worked! Oh wait, the runner doesn’t always score on the base hit? So pathetic.

  15. Definitely love the bunt to take the bat out of Votto’s hands. Bunt a great on base guy to face Cozart and Phillips. Baker’s a genius.

  16. Hope Reds get ahead. I was hoping Chapman could get his inning out of the way early this week.

  17. When one of their best hitters are up in a RBI situation, we pitch to them. When our guy is up in a similar situation, he gets walked.

    “Why didn’t I think of that?” – Dusty

  18. Fun inning so far- come on BP!!!!!!

  19. Well I am done, outside of the three games I already got tickets for I will no longer watch the Reds this season, I will just follow my local triple A team here in Indy.

  20. Whatever the opposite of King Midas is, that’s Dusty Baker the last week.

  21. Choo is one of the top 10 hitters in the NL. Cozart is terrible. Naturally, you have Choo bunt there. Good lord.

    • Choo is one of the top 10 hitters in the NL.Cozart is terrible.Naturally, you have Choo bunt there.Good lord.

      And Aaron Boone thought it was a great idea to boot.

  22. If you are the Phillies why not bring in Papplebon?

  23. YES geeze I love me some Brandon

  24. Nice

    Nix is awful defensively

  25. Yes yes yes yes yes

  26. Nice job, BP. At least the players are doing their job.

  27. BP bails em out. Bravo.

  28. DAT DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If Bruce goes yard here, Dusty will cry because Chapman can’t get a save. We will see Lecure.

  29. Bppppppppppp

  30. That’s why you bunt Choo- to get your 2 horses up.

  31. BP is gonna cost Votto a lot of walks at this pace! EN FUEGO!!!

  32. BP is a savior.

  33. Wow, Adams made a terrible 1-2 pitch there…I’ll take it!

    Baker is still an idiot. Always.

  34. Way to go BP!

  35. Did someone mention that Votto has now 5 more walks than the Chicago White Sox?

  36. BP shouting Walk me, Walk me, Walk me after rounding 1st. Gotta love his energy!

  37. Brantley is an idiot. “All that talk last year about not hitting with runners in scoring position” Did he not watch the Reds last week? But I will take everything I see this inning.

  38. Reds have 3 straight hits with RISP

  39. BP or Dat Dude coming through again for us!

  40. Finish them off, Todd.

  41. Careful. Don’t score too many. Dusty may sit Chappy down.

  42. Jeez, I can’t be too upset with Frazier there. Adams was NASTY in that at bat.

  43. I’m so tired of Heisey.

  44. Heisey = fail. Paul = No playing time

    • @RedForever: Really truly. Why not pinch hit for Heisey in that spot. Oh wait, had to make sure it was a save op for Chapman.

  45. Dusty, for the love of God, just let Chapman pitch and keep your butt on the bench.

  46. Is Brandon Phillips the leader of this team?

  47. The way things have been going, Chapman gives up 2 walks and a bomb, all with 2 outs. Maybe it’ll change today.

  48. I know under .200 BA is the Mendoza Line. Is there a word for what line Hanigan is under?

  49. This is what Dusty has been waiting a week for.

  50. 17,345 turned out for tonight’s titanic struggle, 17,345.

  51. I’m tired of Heisey’s bat too, but I’m still rooting for him. Ditto Cozart and Hanigan.

  52. Nasty!

  53. Howard…absolutely no chance. Filthy.

  54. It’s bout time. Light the Stoogie.

  55. Hooray! Chapman pitched in a high leverage situation. Good thing for Baker that Frazier and Heisey made outs there in the 8th.

    I don’t think Ryan Howard could hit Chapman if he had 27 at bats per game.

  56. I love Chapman, but I hate that the Reds are dead-set on wasting him

  57. Big shout out to Derek Robinson who started the winning rally.

  58. Dusty had zero-point-zero to do with this win. Congrats to the guys! That was an inspiring game and Baker should not even share the same bench with this team.

    Go Reds!!!

  59. And this one belongs to the Cuban Missile. Thanks to Brandon Phillips that is. Lets make it 2 in a row tomorrow. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  60. About time….now let’s continue the rest of the week.

  61. Coincidence that Reds win 4-2 on a day to honor #42. Nice. (I would have been ok with us scoring a few more … )

  62. I still cannot get my head around bunting Choo to get to Cozart.

  63. Wasn’t on line during the game, but I was watching it with my 11 year old. When Bronson came back out for the 8th, he looked at me and said with a very puzzled expression “Dad? I don’t understand.” I just said “I know son, I know.” and BINGO, my son ended up yelling at the TV before the end of the inning “Our coach is so dumb.” To which I said, “He’s called a manager, but your point is taken.”

  64. Whew. That was fun. Dusty… I’m still looking at you for having Arroyo in there. See Preach’s comment. But, nice for some good luck to come Cincy way… wild pitches, poor outfield play. Nice to see a win. In fact, it was so fun, let’s do it again tomorrow.

  65. BTW – After hearing all the Pirate fans wooing the other night. I’m officially became ANTI WOO. Now one of the Red’s PR tweeted: Friends watching game out of town wanted to know why fans call Chapman “Woo” . I am joining the “Stop the Woo” movement.

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About Chris Wilson

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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