Nothing special about tonight’s game is there?  Just a regular ol’ night at the ballyard.  The Reds will look to make it 4 straight wins. Oh, of course there’s the whole Tony Cingrani making his first major league start thing, but that’s it, right?

Yeah right!  That’s a big deal.  Cingrani was outstanding in Triple-A Louisville in a small amount of action this season and he’ll test his abilities tonight against a team that should be similar to those he faced in Louisvlle.

It’s Reds and Marlins.  Discuss the game here! Fishy-Fishay!  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 I turn the TV on, walk away to get some dinner. I walk back in and the first thing I hear is:

    “… and Cozart is loving it in the two hole.”

    I won’t lie, I am not too ashamed to admit I laughed.

  2. There goes the no hitter.

  3. He looks a little wild early.

  4. 7 pitches, 7 fastballs… hes not gonna last if he keeps this up

  5. That pop up was on a changeup.

  6. Why is there no one at the game?

  7. Cozart makes a tough play look ez pz.

  8. Smooth play from Cozy

  9. Votto walks?!?!

  10. Wings on the grill, Reds on the TV…..good evening.

  11. I think Votto’s stare repels baseballs from the strikezone.

  12. 4 pitch walk to Votto. BP swings at a 1st pitch ball. Standard.

  13. This game features a Cuban born defector on the mound who throws in the upper 90’s. Too bad he pitches for the Marlins.

  14. Phillips tied for the major league lead with 19 RBI’s……Joey has his nerve walking so much.

  15. I wonder if Joey will finish with twice the walks of the next nearest guy in the league.

  16. Choo helps too. Hey, I’d rather have Joey driving doubles in the gaps as well, but if you draw a lot of walks and the guy behind you is hitting .345; I’ll take it.

  17. BP might have been safe if he had busted it all the way. Throw pulled the 1b off the bag.

  18. How many times do you suppose in this series Thom will say “Completey gutted the entire team”?

  19. I wouldn’t swing much if I were a Marlin right now. Cingrani is really struggling to hit spots.

  20. First time listening to Marty this season. No wonder Reds fans are so negative, listening to him talk about Joey Votto “struggling”

    • To be fair Joey is struggling. It’s just that while he’s struggling he’s still a base-clogging monster the likes of which has rarely been seen. As a fan I can understand why it would seem bad right now, compared to his normally inhuman self.

    • @EdEddandEdWerder:

      It’s great that he’s not making outs, but I imagine if you compared SLG pct pre/post injury it would suggest he’s struggling

  21. If he intended to throw that hight heat out of the zone to his opposite number, it was great; if not, it could have been a little problematic.

  22. That pitch to Bruce looked low.

  23. According to MLB.com, Cingrani threw 17 fastballs and 1 change up last inning.

  24. This guy is an absolute stud.

  25. That curveball to Frazier was inside. This guy is brutal.

  26. Cingrani isn’t going to make it to 6 innings at this rate. Not by a mile.

  27. Didi Gregorius hits a HR in his first at bat for the Diamondbacks.

  28. Hey, Reds.

    I just met you and this is crazy, but how about you score some runs for me maybe.

    Love,

    Tony

  29. Good time for a Choo SB

  30. first to third: that’s how we do it in the ‘nati.

  31. Here’s the Votto spot you’re looking for

  32. CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  33. Big break.

  34. Choo’s a bad man.

  35. Nice chris. One of the reasons phillips has so many rbi is because votto is on base a lot. Exactly

  36. Wow… Joey Votto 0-0, 2 BB on 9 pitches. Two walks into the game and Votto has yet to swing his bat.

  37. didi just got another hit. a double.

  38. I think the Reds would have kept Didi if they had the choice between him and Cozart. But Towers was in love with Didi, and no Didi meant no Choo.

  39. The Marlins just keep chasing that high fastball. OK with me too,

  40. There goes the shutout.

  41. Well, that high heater out of the zone isn’t always a good thing.

  42. This game feels like it should be in the 8th.

  43. Cingrani may not make it thru 5

  44. Lot of pitches. Marlins are awful. Not much energy

  45. What do you think…5 innings out of Cingrani? He’s grinding out there…

  46. He should go 5, and Dusty will pitch him 6.

  47. Has a first base coach written a book? I would like to read that one.

  48. Love me some XP

  49. Well done, XP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Nice job by Mez there, he almost had another double.

  51. Meso, getting it done !!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. Sac fly by Mes. That beats a grand slam.

  53. Good hustle there.

  54. Do you think Choo uses much resin? Look at that helmet.

  55. We will see what Cingrani made up of… 3rd time through the line up. If he gets out in low 90 pitch count leave him for 6th..

  56. Choo is sooooo dreamy.

  57. Choooooooooooooo!!!!

  58. Choooooo! Man was that ever a good trade.

  59. Fernandez pitch count getting up there now too.

  60. Cozart! He has really turned it up lately. Good to see.

  61. Breaking through against the kid. That should teach him not to shake off his catcher when he is struggling.

  62. Cozart comes alive in the 2 hole. Csn’t argue it.

  63. Best part about that Cozart hit is it was on a breaking pitch. Normally he just feasts on fastballs.

  64. I wonder if Brandon Phillips could hit .250 this year and drive in 200 runs.

  65. Votto gets jammed a lot lately. Working in on the hands. Gets tied up looking for pitches away.

  66. Beautiful inning.

  67. I think the name of this web site should be changed from redlegnation.com to criticizejoeyvotto.com

  68. Mr. Stanton

    – Good Morning
    – Good Afternoon
    – Good Night

  69. How ugly is that Pujhols contract looking for the Angels now? They may have to move him to DH this season.

    • @preach: He has always ran the bases like his feet are sore. Now it looks like the whole body is breaking down. they may not get 3 good years out of that deal. A-Rod says thanks.

  70. Nice job TC!

  71. Nice job TC!

  72. Man, Cueto has sure thrown a lot of pitches tonite. Ah, who is this Cingrani guy (I’m just channeling a little Giancarlo here)?

  73. Nice game by Cingrani. He’ll get more efficient as time goes by.

  74. What a great start!

  75. So is this a good or bad job by Mesoraco, who is apparently inept at calling games? Lots of K’s, 1 run, but some walks and he threw a ton of pitches. I will await the response from the CERA crowd.

  76. Real solid start by Cingrani. If the wildness was nerves then he will be great when he settles down. You can’t pitch that high in the strikezone to a real team though.

    • @Mwv: I agree. And we’ll find out more when Cingrani gets called up to the majors before his next start.

  77. Giancarlo does not look interested in being on this team. What would it take to get him?

    • @nelly33: Cingrani and that little Hamilton kid in AAA that’s so fast. Ain’t gonna happen.

    • @nelly33:
      I had the same thought. If his numbers suck, could we get him cheaper and then have an attitude adjustment when he gets here. HMOG ( Holy Mother of God) that would be huge

      • @SFredsfan: I don’t blame him. Their franchise gave the one finger salute to the fans and players.

        But it would be huge as to make pitchers choose between Votto or Stanton. And our LF wall is much closer than in Miami.

  78. Jay Bruce has a higher batting average than Joey Votto.

    April Madness!

  79. There we go clogging up the bases again. Marty is probably bursting a blood vessel right now.

  80. I know this is probably a silly question considering it’s the Marlins.. but do they have any good arms in the pen?

  81. Todd Frazier. He kisses baseballs and pretty girls.

  82. haha – Marty “If you’re going to throw a wild pitch, you may as well throw a major league wild pitch, and that one was.”

  83. groove a fastball to Heisey. I dare you.

  84. Man, Heisey is not good.

  85. That’s some poor defense.

  86. Wow. Well okay. That ball wanted to find the ground.

  87. Double dribble by Stanton

  88. Why didn’t Heisey reach 2nd?

  89. I see Miguel Cairo in the dugout. Anybody know his role on the team?

  90. I am not sure if this point is has been made about Votto,but I cannot imagine a trade off that would be better than what it is. Would people be happier if he traded his OBP of around .520 down to .420 so that his BA could possibly go up from .270 to .370?

    That would ask him to swing at bad pitches and get a hit 50% of the time. My math might be a bit off, but if a guy can get on base over 50% I do not care if he hits .200. The other guys got to drive him in and they are for the most part. The team got some awful pitching on the road trip otherwise we all would’ve had a lot better weekend.

  91. I could get used to the amount of runs this team is producing this year.

  92. Consecutive blowout games is hard to digest. I’m not used to games without anxiety.

    Votto jammed again.

  93. Votto is the only one in the lineup without a hit (Meso has a sac fly RBI)and he just does’nt hit into that weak infield dp stuff. Gotta believe something is wrong.

  94. Thom is trying to back Dusty by arguing for “specialization” in baseball.

    It’s not that difficult, you get the best players in the most games.

  95. Gotta get hoover some work

  96. Super Todd!!! Whoa baby that was right out the front door.

  97. Todd is the man.

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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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