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Game Thread: Reds at Cardinals (2013.04.29)

The good guys were able to record that elusive second road win yesterday in Washington and will now look to make it two in a row on the road.  To do so, they’ll have to solve Adam Wainwright, who has been about as good as can be early on this season with a 4-1 record and an ERA below 2.00.

The Reds will counter with Mat Latos who has been pretty impressive this season as well.  The last time he faced St. Louis, Latos pitched a gem, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits in 6 innings pitched.  He was unable to get the win that game though, but you may recall the final outcome of that contest.  I don’t know about you guys, but I wouldn’t mind seeing another game like that one.

Let’s put our collective efforts together here and bash the Cardinals and discuss the game with one another.  Go Reds!

234 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Cardinals (2013.04.29)

  1. Good job Broxton getting out of the inning with only 1 run. Anyone know what the heck is going on with Bruce? Hopefully it’s a bad April, but he will heat up in May?? Bruce has struck out 3 times tonight. What gives?? Dusty needs to keep him at #6 in the order.

    • @JEFFMO: Agree about Bruce. The truly concerning thing is that the majorit of his at bats are not even quality at-bats. He looks clueless. He looks like he needs an optometrist.

  2. And this one belongs to the Reds. Latos pitched a heck of a game, BP did his thing, and the bullpen did what they’re supposed to do. Garcia’s pitching for the Cards tomorrow (I do not like Garcia at all) the Reds gotta be patient at the plate against Garcia or there’s gonna be a lot of swing and misses. Would a sweep be sweet or what. Lets get em again tomorrow. Go Reds!!! Adios Amigos.

  3. As much as I hate to say it, cause I’d take Arredondo over Ondru anyday…Logan had a pretty good inning. Nice job man. Just know, I don’t trust you yet. But you’re getting there.

    • @Tourniquette: Ondrusek? Not sure…tubby 5.50 career ERA Parra? No doubt! He’s not even a lefty specialist LOOGY (Lefty One Out GuY). I’d MUCH rather have an effective righty (such as Ondrusek or Arredondo) over his overpaid sorry sack. Good try Walt, even you miss sometimes (rarely), let’s move on…

  4. According to Fay, Latos left with a hip injury he suffered in his at bat. Hopefully it’s not too serious, but the way this season is going…

  5. K, it’s early, but I’d love to hear anyone challenge this idea – Matt Latos for Cy Young. He hasn’t racked up the wins, but let’s keep in mind that he’s GOD-AWFUL in April/May (career ERA North of 5). In other words, the man won’t really get dialed in for another month or so, at which point he’ll have to up his game, which means he might throw three no-hitters from June-October.

    Okay, on a more serious note, he’s looking like the guy who has been flat unhittable for stretches, and he’s doing it on days where he has “a four-seamer and a two-seamer only,” as well as days like today, where he puts guys on every inning and allows nada. I think he could get 20 wins (w/some eventual run support from one of the NL’s top offenses), a sub 3.00 ERA, a ton of K’s and a WHIP around 1.00, as well as 220 or so IP (as always, “barring injury,” to which he has not been susceptible in his career). LATOS FOR CY YOUNG – any takers?

    • @Halfwayd: Well, apparently something is going on with his hip. Hopefully it’s not a biggy, he didn’t look especially uncomfortable or anything. But I totally agree. Cueto is obviously the ace of the club, but Jesus! Latos is pretty much an ace in any other organization, Arroyo is your hardy vet that “almost” always does work, Bailey is right there, and Cingrani…talk about a great start. So…do we keep Cingrani in the 5th spot and move Leake to LR or keep Leake and throw Cingrani back to the minors? Or, could we send (and this is a stretch, only because it would make good sense) Parra back to the minors, possibly Ondrusek too, and keep both? Leake as LR with LeCure sounds like a hell of a bullpen on top of an already pretty stellar one!

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