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Game Thread: Phillies at Reds (2013.04.17)

The Reds will enter tonight’s regularly scheduled contest with either a 2-game winning streak to keep intact or a 1-game losing streak to try and snap.  The Reds and Phillies will resume last night’s scoreless affair at 5:30 with Zach Cozart at the plate and Joey Votto waiting in the on-deck circle.  After Votto hits the game winning hit, fans will then have to wait until the regularly scheduled time to watch the conclusion of the series.

How ironic will it be if the first game goes to extra innings and we see Aroldis Chapman “start” the 10th inning?  The irony is that Mike Leake will start the series finale. 

It is raining buckets outside right now where I am.  Hopefully everyone is dry in the Queen City.  As the saying goes… It is a good day to play 2!  Go Reds!

192 thoughts on “Game Thread: Phillies at Reds (2013.04.17)

  1. If we win one today that’s two in a row. If we win another one today that’s called a winning streak. It has happened before. SO LET’S SEE SOME HUSTLE! LET’S JACK IT UP A LITTLE!! I have a feeling things are about to turn around for us.

    • If we win one today that’s two in a row. If we win another one today that’s called a winning streak. It has happened before. SO LET’S SEE SOME HUSTLE! LET’S JACK IT UP A LITTLE!!

      I love the voice of the guy who does that. It’s hilarious.

  2. I just read the following on rotoworld.com, quoting the Cincinnati Enquirer:

    Sean Marshall (shoulder) is expected to return from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, April 23.

    That’s the first day he will be eligible for activation. Marshall was placed on the disabled list April 10, retroactive to April 8, with left shoulder tendinitis. He has been throwing long toss this week with ease.

    • @Greg Dafler: That’s very good news. He’ll be back in time for the 7 games in Washington and St. Louis that start on April 25.

  3. Tony Cingrani will make his first MLB start Thursday against Jose Fernandez and the Marlins. Combined age of the two starters: 43–the same age as Mariano Riviera

  4. So where is the TV coverage for the suspended game? There’s not a hint or mwention of it on FS anywhere yet.

  5. Wow, Reds just took care of that like they had better things to do. That was just.. too easy.

  6. That was quick. I was glad to see Aumont out there. He’s got good stuff, but walks a lot of people and is inexperienced. And this was a kind of situation he’s not used to. Once Cozart drew the leadoff walk, I was confident.

    • @pinson343: Cozart walk? Please. Cozart’s got the patience of Todd Frazier waiting for someone else in the restaurant to step in and save a guy’s life. Cozart banged a single to left. Then Votto drew a walk, presumably after missing the bunt sign from Dusty.

      • @Eric the Red: Yes I should have known better. I tuned in with Joey up, and they were talking about how Aumont could not find the strike zone. Which had to be true, for the count to go to 3-2 to Cozart.

  7. Bruce!!! And the Reds win. Now that’s what I call taking care of bidness. (I was being feces-tious about “Bunt?”). Go Reds!!! Adios Amigos.

        • @Love4Reds: But the streak would be for every game he plays in. Just like a hitting streak only takes in to account the games you actually play. So, if he doesn’t play the 2nd game today his streak of getting on base in every game he plays this season is still in tact.

  8. Sam Lecure was warming up to pitch for the Reds. Strange inside GABP with only about 1,000 fans in the seats. Good ABs from Cozart Votto and Phillips. Bruce’s hit was a solid line drive.

    I’m getting food at one of the new restaurants next to the park then back in for game two and a sweep!

  9. So suh-WEET not to have to go any deeper into the pen! Wonder who’s available and who’s not for the night game …

  10. I’m not saying they DID, but it almost looked like the Phillies were TRYING to lose that to make sure they can get out of town on time tonight.

    But, no, I really doubt a team would intentionally lose a game like this. It just looked sort of like it.

    • @renbutler: I thought so too – the Phillies just gave the game to the pitcher and didn’t care to replace the him when he let the first few batters reach. More than getting out of town I think they were trying to keep the big name relievers available for the 7:10 game.

      Imagine how people here would respond if Dusty Baker did the same thing.

  11. So less than 30 minutes to game time. Is the game thread going to continue to the next game or are we starting a new thread?

  12. I hope there are some brooms at the game. Some people might not have known whether or not to pack them.

  13. This will be interesting, Robinson & Cozart at the top of the order and Heisey hitting 7th. Well, Dusty does like his speed at the top of the lineup along with his CF & SS, so I guess it makes sense. Here’s the chance the kid has been waiting for for a long time, a chance to shine in the bigs!

    • @Shchi Cossack: Heisey isn’t slow. Right now, he’s tied for the team lead in stolen bases. But, then, that’s because Baker doesn’t run anyone.

  14. Com’n Leake! This is your time to crank it up too. No longer the newbie, it’s your time to show the new kid how its done for tomorrow’s game.

  15. Reds are winless on the year with Devin behind the plate. Time to change that.

  16. hilarious how quickly we’ve gotten back to having two terrible hitters at the top of the order.

  17. Looks like a double. Either way, good at bat by Zack. Second time today he’s gone 3-2 then hit a scorcher.

  18. Yes, that is worrisome, but bruce does seem to be developing a better eye over the past few games as well as a new found obsession with driving the ball the other way. Both not bad things.

  19. I’m starting to think the GABP radar gun is a little off. Homer was at 95-97? And now Leake is up to 92? I’m not saying either of those is impossible, but that’s on the high end for both of those guys.

    • @hermanbates: I’m pretty sure that’s what Leake was at in his road start as well. And scouts had him that hard in ST, it was one of the reasons everyone said he looked so good.

      Bailey I don’t know. But he looked like he was throwing real hard, and certainly the Phillies looked bad against him.

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