“Cubs gonna cub” – Chad Dotson

Classic line that pretty much sums up the Chicago Cubs.  Tony Cingrani will make his 2nd big league start against Carlos Villanueva who has been tough this season.  There isn’t much to worry about though, because at the end of the day, the team we are playing is still the CHICAGO CUBS, and Cubs are gonna cub!

Cheer for the Reds tonight!  Hopefully tonight’s game will end before I fall asleep!  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. Bruce Bomb!!!

  2. Gotta thank Darwin Barney for showing off his Gold Glove range…

  3. The crowd is scared Marmol’s being taken out. Just crazy.

  4. The cubs gold glove second baseman didn’t get a very good jump on that ball

  5. Votto looked to have good body language in that last at-bat

  6. Marmol has the worst mechanics of any pitcher in the history of this great game.

  7. Not that it proves anything, but there is not a manager in major league baseball that would not have had Cozart bunt. Bunch of stupid managers if you ask me.

    • @Sergeant2: True, but most managers wouldn’t have Cozart batting between Choo & Votto, and a good % of those managers would have pinch hit for Cozart (who is hitting .205/.232/.397)

  8. Does Todd have just 1 hit in him tonight? Just one is all it takes.

  9. So does Manny stay out there as long as it takes a la Carlos Fisher?

  10. Marmol does have some vicious pitches. I’m not sure if his wildness is more mental or what. His stuff is the only reason he has a professional baseball job.

  11. Great at bat by Super Todd there.

  12. You cannot let Chris Heisey bat here.

  13. Heisey-DO NOT SWING AT THE FIRST PITCH

  14. Pretend like you’re pinch hitting here, Heisey

  15. PH Paul if Todd gets on?

  16. Let the guy walk in the winning run please.

  17. Marmol can’t control his slider and doesn’t have confidence in his fastball.

    Heisey has to have patience here. Can’t go up hacking.

  18. Chris make him throw strikes.

  19. I like Heisey.. but I don’t like him against a guy who doesn’t throw strikes.

  20. Please, please, please hit a bloop or a wild pitch.

  21. Maybe one day the Reds will realize that if they take pitches from Marmol, they are more likely to be walked then get struck out.

  22. Why not PH for Heisey here?

  23. Did Heisey tip that? If not it was the win.

  24. More Manny!!!

  25. Good lord…more extra innings. This team is killing me.

  26. Are we this evenly matched with the Cubs and Marlins?

    • Are we this evenly matched with the Cubs and Marlins?

      It’s baseball. Anybody can beat anybody on a given day. That’s why they play 162, the cream rises to the top over time.

  27. LeCure has to be unavailable. I guess it’s Parra’s game.

  28. Wow, extra innings again. Guess Parra gets another opportunity. Almost everyone else has to be gassed/used.

  29. To Heisey’s credit, he took the first two pitches and Marmol got two fastballs over. At that point, Heisey is at the mercy of Marmol’s best pitch a slider. It looked like the pitch he hit was a strike.

    • To Heisey’s credit, he took the first two pitches and Marmol got two fastballs over. At that point, Heisey is at the mercy of Marmol’s best pitch a slider. It looked like the pitch he hit was a strike.

      Agree, Heisey had a good at-bat, pitcher just got him out. It happens.

  30. Hard to hate on Heisey too much when he’s single-handedly 50% of the team’s runs today.

  31. ESPN scorecenter has just informed me that we won on a fielders choice by Heisey. Goodnight all…

  32. Really surprised Parra is back out here when Chapman was warmed up for the ninth. Parra threw 20 pitches in the ninth. Not a fan of this use of the bullpen.

  33. Why not Chapman here? He threw 12 pitches last night.

  34. Does Corky bat in the bottom of the 10th?

  35. I kinda think the best play there is to pinch hit the shortest Red on the team (Leake?), have him crunch him up like Pete Rose or Rickey Henderson, and take every pitch.

  36. What does Dusty do if all the bullpen pitchers are tired?

  37. And Chapman is sitting back down…

  38. Manny being Manny.

  39. Manny Parra’s magic ist kaput.

  40. Remind me again why Parra’s up here and not Jose?

  41. And that should be it for Parra as a member of the Reds.

  42. Cool beans, extra innings means more Reds baseball. Alarm clock schlarm clock who cares. (easy for me to say, I’m retarred)I’ll still get up at 6:00am and head for the Old Country Buffet. (Seniors get $1.00 off)

  43. Yeah we didn’t need Chapman here…

  44. And that should be Corky’s last game as a Red.

  45. That’s Manny’s fault again. Ball was wayyyyy too far for Corky to get it.

  46. The way the Reds use Aroldis Chapman is just terrible. Even leaving aside the issue of him starting, their reluctance to overuse him in the bullpen – except in the narrowly defined role for getting a save whenever that’s available, really restricts the Reds. Don’t know if that’s Baker or Jocketty, but whoever has put such as limit on Chapman’s use is really hurting the Reds. And remember, the organization’s usage strategy is what “gives them the best chance to win this year.”

    Not tonight, it didn’t.

    • @Steve Mancuso: I agree, I am pretty sure its Dusty. Dusty needs to stop. My wife who doesn’t know much about baseball asked why Chapman can’t pitch two innings but the other team’s closer can.

      • @RedHawkRedFan: I tend to agree we could use him more, but it’s early, he’s still young, and he does have one of those golden arms that worries everyone about the potential of TJ surgery.

        And ask your wife who the heck she thinks is the Cubs closer – they don’t think they have one (Marmol got replaced, then was reinstated upon his replacement’s sore arm, one week later). They’d probably like it if she solved it for them! 😉

        It’s that old Casey Stengel quote when asked if he was happy with his “depth” at first base to open the year: “If ya got 3 first basemen…it means ya ain’t got a first basemen.”

  47. How is Manny Parra STILL on this team? I say this to myself every time he looks terrible… yet he always seems to keep coming back. 1 run, runner on 3rd, 1 out.. awesome.

  48. Stupid Reds… Wait… What…

  49. Love it when Dusty gives up on games.

  50. I wouldn’t bring in Chapman here either. Of course, my agreement with use tonight is due to the mismanagement of last night.

  51. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  52. Guys, something great is going down on Twitter.

    Keith Law is trying to get John Fay to respond to his criticisms of Dusty. Let’s hope Fay responds…

  53. Is Thom condemning Dusty’s bullpen management? Without really saying it?

  54. “Three to one, Chigago” ….. he’s commenting on this game, but is he even watching it? How do you get 3-1 out of 4-2? Both team’s scores wrong.

  55. Chapman is going to pitch about 4-5% of the team’s innings this year. Might as well get someone who will affect every game for him.

  56. Can Izturis pitch?

  57. Maybe Parra is being asked for too much. He did the job last inning. The Reds could do better with this roster spot, I think.

  58. Wow, sure glad that Dusty didn’t wait too long to take Parra out or anything. Here comes Alfredo Simon. Dusty clearly never had any intention of winning this game. Miller/Parra/Simon. The white flag A-Team.

  59. corky is fun and all… but i think this should be his last game in the big leagues. not sure who else we could call up and pull of waivers/free agent, but the reds should probably go down that road.

  60. Talk about things going from bad to worse, could there be a one hour rain delay.

  61. Dusty will say that some guys missed some signals tonight.

  62. Darwin Barney had a negative OPS+ coming into the series and wouldn’t ya know he’s the one hit the go ahead homer in the 10th. Manny Parra/bullpen management are unbelievably awful for this reds ball club.

  63. I agree, why not have Chapman pitch in the 10th. You just got the momentum by tying it up in the 9th, and Chapman did not throw that many pitches last night. Chances are Chapman holds them in the 10th and gives Reds a chance to win it in the bottom of the 10th. Also, I think obvisiouly with his outing tonight Parra just gave himself a pink slip for the Reds with this outing.

  64. not sure what was more predictable:

    Bruuuuce getting K’d;
    Parra getting jacked;
    Dusty leaving in Parra.

  65. C’mon Reds all we need are two runs to tie it.

  66. Please let this be the last of Parra.

    I would take Arthur Rhodes who is probably on a couch last now over him.

  67. Guys, Chapman’s value is clearly only throwing 14 pitches a game.

    Of course, if you bring that up on twitter you get 5 appearances in 7 games thrown in your face.

  68. Corky is pulled. Not a giveup

  69. If you’re going to put in a pinch hitter for Miller, why not just have Mesoraco bat? That guy’s on fire and if they manage to tie it up here, he’s coming into the game anyway.

  70. Dusty dodged a bullet in the 9th and therefor playing with house money. He should of just walked away from the table and put in Simon. But he is Dusty.

  71. After the ninth inning, the Reds are playing with one arm (Chapman’s) tied behind their backs.

    What a miracle if we could tie this back up. Let’s go Choo!!!

    • @Steve Mancuso: These are the Cubs and they will give you opportunities to beat them to the very end.

    • After the ninth inning, the Reds are playing with one arm (Chapman’s) tied behind their backs.

      What a miracle if we could tie this back up. Let’s go Choo!!!

      Unfortunately I have no faith in any of the beat writers to actually ask him about it. Jon Fay is the worst of the bunch.

  72. Ugh. Please not a DP Cozart.

  73. Choo on base four times tonight. He’s doing OK.

    Cozart for the win?

  74. Have I mentioned that I like our man Choo?

  75. Choo…what an acquisition!

  76. Votto for the win?

  77. Wow, what a late call.

  78. Votto getting hosed by blue.

  79. anything not in the dirt is a strike tonight.

  80. Horrible strike zone.. horrible offense… horrible management. Losing to the Stupid Cubs just makes me so angry.

  81. We had a shot late. I guess that’s all we can ask. Stupid Cubs.

  82. I will quit watching until Manny Parra is off the roster.

  83. Leaving Manny Parra in for a second inning is one of the worst bullpen decisions all year, and that’s really saying something. Could have used Hoover or Chapman and maybe Broxton. Even Simon for the fourth night in a row would have been better.

    I sure wish Dusty Baker or whoever it was that saw Manny Parra with their own eyes in some game some year ago pitch well against the Reds would just forget about it and read the facts.

  84. It just hurts to lose to this team

  85. Down and away, who would have thunk it. With the way the home plate ump was so inconsistent in calling that pitch, Votto had no choice but to take a hack. Maybe its me but I can’t remember a time when the umpires as a whole did such a terrible job of calling balls and strikes. Oh well we’ll get em tomorrow afternoon for sure. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  86. Okay, if the Reds somehow come back there, Mesoraco has to come into the game anyway…why is D. Robinson pinch hitting ahead of him? Why is Cozart allowed to hit at all?

    Why, Dusty, why?

  87. The Reds are sure frustrating for a team that’s 12-9.

    I’m a complete non believer in the “it’s a problem when you score a lot or not all” theory that is sure to resurface here, but geez, guys, bank some of the runs in the blowouts. There’s no excuse for the offense scoring as few runs as they are against the quality of competition they’ve faced over the last two series. And I completely get that you’re going to lose games, I have no problem with losing to the Cubs (we’re not going 18-0 against them), but the way they are losing is a bit irritating. Can’t they just lose 6-4 or something? And in 9 innings, please.

  88. Zack Cozart is sort of a microcosm of the Reds offense as a whole. He has had 3 or 4 monster games and has essentially done nothing else in the others. The Reds lead all of MLB in double digit run scoring games and they are tied for 2nd most games having scored 1 run or less. Bipolar

  89. I will not be surprised if the Reds don’t send Parra down when Marshall comes back. After all, these are the geniuses that decided Willie Harris was better than Todd Frazier at the start of last season and that Dusty is actually a competent manager. What gets me about this team is that no one in the media or anyone remotely close to the Reds complains or even bothers to QUESTION Dusty’s management. John Fay, Lance McAlister, Mo Egger, and others are quick to criticize and complain about the WOO, but you will never ever hear them second guess Dusty Baker. Pretty Pathetic.

  90. Parra 2013?! The guy is the holder of a career 5+ ERA! We signed him to have another LHP in the pen, but don’t even use him as a LOOGY (which I’m not a huge fan of having, anyway – waste of a roster spot). I’d rather have an effective RHP or Cingrani. We want Cingrani to develop for when Arroyo retires and Bailey or Latos leaves via free-agency (hopefully won’t happen, but we gotta groom some starters, such as him and Corcino). But in the playoffs, it’s all Cingrani in the ‘penani. Parra should be out, yesterday (or better, before the season).

  91. By the way, the Reds have played 15 home games this year. The Cardinals have played 6.

    • @AnnapolisHoosier: And everyone here is certain that the Reds are the better team. It’s way too early to make a determination on this.

      Seems like deja vu on this topic, every year.

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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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