I guess it was too much to ask that the Reds take all 4 games against the lowly Marlins in this series.  But not winning 3 out of 4 will be pretty disappointing.  I refuse to panic at this point of the season (See: Pirates Sweep, Last Night’s Loss, Joey Votto’s Swing) and tonight’s game is just 1 of 162.  But I would not feel to good losing two in a row to the Marlins.

But these guys are playing baseball at the highest of levels so anything can happen.  Bronson Arroyo will be going for his 3rd win of the season today as he faces Wade LeBlanc, who I personally hopes has 4 losses on his record after today’s contest.

Discuss matters here and …. 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. Oh no!!!!

  2. The way these teams are hitting the ball, Ludwick’s going to be eligible to pinch hit here soon.

    • The way these teams are hitting the ball, Ludwick’s going to be eligible to pinch hit here soon.

      +1

  3. Listening to Cowboy makes me wish I hadn’t posted my last comment.

  4. My current pinch hitting order? Paul, Leake, Isturis, Latos, Hanigan.

  5. If this games goes to the 14th, both teams select a position player to pitch the balance of the game. Now tell me that wouldn’t be interesting and pep up the crowd?

  6. Is Heisey due or what.

    • @Sergeant2: Two hits in the game.. bunt single and swinging bunt single. Neither traveling further than like 30ft.. but in the box score they’re both sizzling line drives to right field.

  7. Okay, steal second base. Please!!!

  8. If Buck Showalter got so much credit for winning all those extra innings/one-run games, why, then doesn’t Dusty receive “credit” for tanking them?

  9. Top of the order due up!

  10. Man crush continues. Is getting your leadoff guy on 6 times in a game a good thing?

  11. He bunts so bad it hurts

  12. Darn it. May not have to worry about Zack batting second anymore.

  13. Choo is simply ridiculous.

  14. Uh, Cozart hit on the hand attempting to bunt. Not good. Pray it isn’t broken.

  15. Are they really taught to put their fingers on the front of the bat when bunting? I learned in 6th grade you don’t expose your fingers.

  16. If you are calling a guy up just to bunt here, do you use a pitcher who is a little more used to it?

  17. I guess since he would have had to come into the game anyway…..

  18. extend Choo

  19. And now they will walk….

  20. Good move there, Izzy. Belay my last bunting comment.

  21. Votto should swing anyway; he’s not paid to walk.

  22. is Votto’s obp over 600 yet?

  23. Love seeing Frazier on the top step of the dugout, first to congratulate Izturis even after he’s been taken out of the game

  24. Wow, a player who knows not to bunt at bad pitches. Very rare.

  25. Brandon delivers on his bobble head day. Awesome. See what happens when guys get on base? I guess that’s a good use of base clogging.

  26. 17 runners left on base. ouch.

    • @preach: did you intend to contradict yourself in consecutive posts?

      • @RedTitan19: It’s not really contradictory. You don’t want to leave runners on in a given situation, but high scoring teams leave a lot of runners on.

  27. Who pitches tomorrow?

  28. I like the bunt in that situation. Votto’s going to be walked if the base is open anyways, and Cozart and Izturis are very unlikely to be walked. If it had been a runner on 1st, I would have hated the bunt.

  29. Hope Cozart is ok. Not sure I’m ready to see Cesar batting 2nd everyday.

  30. The Choo Train strikes again. Boy I like this guy more and more. If I were Uncle Walt and Uncle Bob, I would do everything I can to secure this guy long term. Seriously, I would definitely dump Ludwick’s salary somewhere, or even Bruce’s.

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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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