2013 Reds / Game Thread

168 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Nationals (2013.04.26)

  1. Not getting no-hit is actually the ONLY positive we have going in this series. Thank God.

    • Overlooking a heck of a game by Homer then if you think that’s true. He pitches incredibly well.

      • @Mwv: See my above comments about Bailey. Not overlooking his performance by any stretch of the imagination.

  2. What’s even more sickening is that I don’t remember a single Red called out on strikes the whole night. To my thinking, the dude wasn’t pitching 1 hit stuff. The Reds just literally didn’t make him work at all. Sure didn’t help for Dusty to have Izzy and Cork playing the same night. Not sure what the heck the logic was there.

    • @nvilleredsfan: There is no logic.
      Only players with speed can hit 1 or 2 in the lineup.

      Only the closer can start the 9th inning with no outs with a lead.

      Left handers can not hit back-to-back in the lineup because it MIGHT affect the game once in the last three innings of the game.

      Go after the first pitch you like.

      Dusty rules will always prevail as long as he is here, which barring a collapse of mammoth proportions, will be the remainder of this year and next.

  3. Nothing will change with this moron manager and bum hitting coach. Let’s start two scrubs that wouldn’t start in an Independent League, and throw one in the 2 hole.

  4. The Reds did hold the Nats. to one run, that’s something positive ain’t it. Tomorrow I wanna hear that the Reds were at the park early taking extra batting practice. The Reds still have a chance to split the series and stop the bleeding. We’ll get em tomorrow no doubt about it. Go Reds!! Adios Amigos.

  5. Did Thom Brennaman just say “Have fun at the Holocaust Museum?” On the post game?

    “Have fun?”

  6. At least the Reds are not clogging the bases.

    The players must agree with Dusty that OBP is not that important.

  7. Two hits in two games? Quick, someone point out that the Reds are second in runs scored in the NL. That means the offense is fine.

  8. Verducci, on the other hand, must be pleased that the Reds are no longer needlessly prolonging at bats. Boy, did he nail it.

  9. Wow. Homer showing his frustration in his post game interview. When asked about the Harper triple and subsequent scoring play:

    “You go seven innings and give up one run — it’s hard to critique imperfection on that one,” followed by an eye roll.

    Can’t blame him at all

  10. Trying to keep a sense of humor about this, but even IF Leake AND Cingrani come out this weekend and pitch anything close to what Bailey did tonight, who believes the lineup will follow up?

  11. Jordan Zimmermann is a great pitcher, as good as Johnny Cueto and Mat Latos. He brought his best stuff and pitched a great game against the Reds. I think some of you guys are going a little overboard.

    Was it Cesar Izturis that cost the Reds the game? Or Corky Miller? Or another incompetent hitter? Or Dusty Baker and Brooks Jacoby? No, it was Jordan Zimmermann, who even Choo and Votto couldn’t seem to figure out. Tip of the hat to Zimmermann, giving Homer Bailey a tough loss in a pitchers duel.

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