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!

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. So what are the odds on a first pitch walk off?

  2. 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.

  3. Jay Bruce for the game winning RBI.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

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

    • @Shchi Cossack: Somebody put out some links regarding converage near the bottom of the recap thread… don’t know if that help you or not.

  7. No audio yet on mlb.com

  8. Audio is now working on mlb.com

  9. It’s past 5:30, is anyone getting MLB TV to show the game for them?

  10. Are they going to walk Brandon?

  11. Bases loaded!!! Off Revere’s glove, of all people.

  12. Bases loaded no outs. Bunt?

  13. BRUUUUUUCE!!!!! Bases loaded single. Let’s win two!!

  14. Boy, that felt good!

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

  16. That was a fun win! 🙂

  17. 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.

    • Walk? Cozart hit a solid single to left, Votto walked.

    • @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.

    • @pinson343: Correction: Cozart had singled on 3-2. The way they were talking with Joey up, I thought Cozart had walked.

  18. Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce

  19. Bruuuuuce!!

  20. 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.

  21. Choo will end his streak of getting on base in every game this season due to not playing today.

    • @Love4Reds: Choo got a walk in this game.

      • @hoosierdad:
        In yesterday’s game …. that ended today in a bottom inning he didn’t play in. He is not playing in today’s game. I think you’re truly stretching.

        • @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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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 …

  24. Loved seeing us NOT guarding the lines in the 9th last night!

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. Kind of overcast. Rain possible again.

  31. Hey, John Fay just tweeted this link, its a breakdown of Cingrani’s 3 starts for those afraid he only has one pitch:

    http://projectprospect.com/article/2013/04/17/tony-cingrani-scouting-report

  32. It looks like Leake might be taking this new kid coming up seriously!

  33. wow mesoraco gets a start I didn’t know he was still on the team!

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

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

  36. Yeah baby! Go Zack!

  37. “That is a home run” says the man, but is it?

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

  39. I’m gonna fight Votto. And then he’s gonna never get out ever again.

  40. Brandon is just hot right now, wow.

  41. BPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!

  42. i’m starting to think that bruce is never going to hit another HR.

    • @al: Not if he keeps this “try to hit the ball the other way” crap (sarcasm).

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. Super Todd! Opposite field job too, that man is strong.

  46. SUPER TODD!!!!

  47. Fra-SURE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. STUD. He’s a stud. Play the man!

  49. Mez!!! That was with some authority.

  50. Nice job, Devin !!!

  51. Free Devin!!!

  52. Meso crushed that one. Can he get some more PT please?

  53. Hanigan has one more hit than Mesoraco has doubles…I’m gonna fight someone.

    • Hanigan has one more hit than Mesoraco has doubles…I’m gonna fight someone.

      You’re pretty jacked up today, this is the second time you’ve called someone out!

  54. “Batting average is not always indicative of how your at bats go” – Brantley

    You really don’t hear Reds announcers say stuff like this often.

  55. Hey, Stephanie said she was going to the game tonight and was going to bring TF good luck. Well, she wasn’t lying. Need to get that lady season tickets.

    Mes is starting to make a believer of this Doubting Thomas!

  56. Leake is making Lannan throw a ton of pitches here.

  57. WOW LEAKE

  58. TRIPLE!!! Leake can flat out hit. That was beyond impressive.

  59. Hits the ball, that boy does.

  60. Screw the DH!

  61. I think Revere may have used up all his fielding mojo on that one catch. He made an error in the suspended game leading to the Reds win, and looked really bad going back for that ball.

  62. Leake for DH in AL parks !!!

  63. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pitcher hit a triple before. I could just be forgetting it but I certainly can’t recall one at the moment.

  64. Its awesome when pitcher bring their own run support!

  65. Yeah, baby!

  66. This Phils pitcher is on tilt. Crazy.

  67. Leake making a lot of Reds hitters ( Heisey, Hanigan) look bad.

  68. So nice to hear the Reds hitting. I think the only person happier than I right now is Leake.

  69. Anyone see that shot of Homer in the dugout? He was looking at the scoreboard like “where were these runs last night?!?!?”

  70. Robinson sure looks like a great addition by Walt

  71. My broadcast screwed up, how’d Cozart get on?

  72. Sinking liner to center for Cozy.

  73. So far, our #5 starter is looking a whole lot better than their #5 starter. Both at he plate and on the mound.

  74. 225 Million Dollar Walk/HBP machine

  75. BRUUUUCEEEE!!!! Pour it on!

  76. 6-6-6-6-6-00000000000000000~!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. Bruuuuce with the clutch hit! nice at bat!

  78. I’d be ok with another HR from SuperTodd here ..

  79. Man. This is nuts.

  80. This team needs an easy stretch. Allows Leake to pitch stress free and get some fine tuning.

  81. Reds batters are fouling off a ton of pitches tonight. Very impressive.

    • Reds batters are fouling off a ton of pitches tonight.Very impressive.

      Definitely battling tonight, they made life miserable for Lannan. Hope it keeps up as we wreck the Phillies bullpen!

  82. Crap! (no pun intended) Been cleaning the Head, did I miss anything? Who was that pitcher the Philly’s just sent to the showers, looked like Aaron Harang Jr. 6-0 Reds heading to the 3rd. So far So fun. Go Redlegs Go!!!

  83. They hit for the cycle that inning!

  84. Let the barrage continue!

  85. This Mez kid can hit.

  86. PLAY THAT MAN. FREE HIM!

  87. FREE DEVIN

  88. I really hope Hanigan starts again tomorrow.

  89. And the hit parade continues. Its now 7-0 Reds bot. 3rd.

  90. Leake! Hahhahahaha, wow. This is going to be one of those nights.

  91. Reds opening up a can of whoop-ass!

  92. OMG it’s only the 3rd inning. This Phillies pitcher may have to take one for the team.

  93. i really feel bad for Homer … why they couldn’t give him at least one run so he’d have the W

  94. They Walked the Rookie??

  95. I will laugh so hard if Joey works a walk here.

  96. The Red Sox are 7-14 tonight w/ RISP..and have scored a total of 3 runs. Overrated stat.

  97. L’il chin music

  98. Votto needs a nap.

    • @hermanbates: It sure looks like it, doesn’t it? I know everybody is different, but sometimes it looks like he doesn’t want to be there.

      Still a hell of a player.

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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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