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!

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. Lutz’s stance reminds me of Laynce Nix.

  2. Really surprised the Reds pulled Latos with only 91 pitches.

    6 pitch inning for the Reds at bat in the seventh. They really let Wainwright off the hook on pitch count the past three innings.

  3. Well Dusty didn’t wait too long to go to the pen this time. (Hope he didn’t go to it too soon)

  4. Ugh. Ondrusek in the seventh. Really? How can that be better than having Latos start out the seventh?

  5. Oh god…Logan Ongetshit

  6. 91 pitches and gets taken out????????????????????

  7. Uhhh…Logan? Not my choice….guess Lecure & Marshall aren’t available.

  8. Ondru gonna Ondru…

    Another walk.

  9. I’m not going to quibble about taking Latos out, and I wouldn’t if Dusty left him in. Our BP is supposed to be good enough to finish games.

  10. Ondrusek? What does Marshall need to do to avoid being a Lefty specialist?

  11. A 4-6-3 would be nice right now

  12. Taking out Latos is a judgment call that we lack a lot of information on. Putting in Logan, however….

  13. Great pitch. Started the pitch where the last fastball was and had him fishing.

  14. So how does that Latos trade look now? Unless Grandal comes out and turns into a top 5 catcher, the Reds clearly won this deal through this point in time.

    • @rfay00: I’m certainly happy with it for us, but it’s a little early to call it a loss for the Padres since they weren’t gonna be competitive right now anyways. By the time those prospects develop they could be a good team.

      • @90reds: I guess I’m biased, but Latos is easily the most underrated pitcher in the league at this point in time.

        • @rfay00: Completely agree, and I am very happy that he is a Red. I’m just saying it’s too early to call this trade a loss for the Padres. Jim Bowden was an idiot for saying the Reds gave up too much though (what else is new)

    • @rfay00: Even if Grandal does become a star. The deal was a big win.

    • @rfay00: No matter what Grandal does, he still would have batted8th for the Reds so ill take Latos.

    • @rfay00: As I was saying when Latos was terrible last April, we won’t know who won that trade until 3 or 4 seasons have lapsed. It looks good right now, but who knows… (also, it’s pretty conceivable that both teams “won” the trade as its not a zero sum game)

  15. Good work by The Big O.

  16. Have to say that was a nice job by Ondrusek, other than the walk.

  17. This is setting up for Chapman to face 7-8-9 again in the 9th. Presuming no trouble for Broxton in the 8th.

  18. Brantly, “Logan Ondrusek, Well done, well done, well done.”

  19. The Cowboy just called a grounder a “can of corn”. I’ve heard a fly ball called that but never a grounder. Help?

    • @315redsfan: A “can of corn” is what a lazy fly ball is called. But an easy play is also referred to as a “can of corn”

  20. After the calls Latos didn’t get, that was a strike?

  21. Just got home. Was listening to the game on the radio while I was at the gym. I swear listening to Brantley I woulda though the Reds were getting their butts kicked.

  22. I missed which actor Marty was talking about that passed away. Who was it? Thanks

    • I missed which actor Marty was talking about that passed away. Who was it? Thanks

      Former Red Brad “The Animal” Lesley.

  23. Reds should’ve extended Latos during the offseason.

    • @rhayex: I think they wanted to and tried…it just didn’t happen.

    • @rhayex: Payroll is at an all time high. Honestly, there’s no reason why we can’t extend him during/after this season. Something tells me that we’re gonna have Latos for a while. Even if he does leave, easily my favorite pitcher in the Bigs.

  24. Time for the NASTY BOYS to finish them off.

  25. Ugh, BP must be double parked.

  26. That was more good hitting than bad pitching

  27. Yikes, Broxton. He has been awful this year.

  28. That was painful

  29. That was bad pitching

  30. !@!#!@$#%#$^%&^*^$%^#$@%@%$#^#%^@#$%!#%$@^**$^%@$%!#@^$%^&$%&#$%@#$%@%^
    I HATE Molina! Good placement on that first pitch that got hit for Broxton, second one was just…ugh

  31. Broxton channeling his inner Mike Leake. Dusty watching clueless as to what to do. Can’t take out 8th inning guy…..chew pick….. can’t do it….chew pick…..

  32. Heads up play by Molina … as much as I hate the guy he can just play baseball.

    • Heads up play by Molina … as much as I hate the guy he can just play baseball.

      That was a terrible play by Broxton. He had Molina and the runner should not have been able to advance but he botched the rundown. He stopped running.

  33. Why have Marshall if he can’t pitch against lefties in high leverage situations?

  34. Dusty is willing to sacrifice a win in order to get Broxton going.

  35. That was Broxtons fault on that rundown.

  36. I am so thrilled that we gave Broxton all that money to suck in the 8th inning rather than the 9th.

  37. Love what Meso is trying to do by shifting at the last second

  38. That pop up was a freaking fiasco waiting to happen.

  39. Broxton squeaks by. That was scary.

  40. That toss to Broxton had a tinge of panic to it.

  41. Broxton’s just didn’t want Chapman pitching to 7-8-9 again

  42. Dusty’s got it right where he wants it.

  43. Somebody needs to start a drinking game for every time Marty says “runners in scoring position.”

  44. Its not even the end of April and I already have the defibrillator within arms reach. That suckers already got a lot of miles on it.

    • Its not even the end of April and I already have the defibrillator within arms reach. That suckers already got a lot of miles on it.

      I hear ya sarge. It takes me 2 hours to come down after these tight games.

  45. Alright, so despite it being late, I had to check in.. and I get to see Broxton. Delightful.

    Side note.. if Broxton did his job and got a 1-2-3 inning, Chapman would have come in to another game against the 7-8-9 hitters. Amazing. Maybe Broxton did it on purpose so we could watch Chapman pitch against better batters in the 9th? Hah

  46. Give Broxon some credit, he pitched out of that mess. It could have been super ugly.

  47. Wow Jay…I know he’s gonna heat up at some point, but these cold streaks are starting to feel colder.

  48. Jay Bruce. nice guy but doesn’t have clue one at the plate.

  49. ok….quickly please quickly. No drama.

  50. Do you think Jay sends Marty Christmas cards?

  51. 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: That would go against Dustyball. Not allowed.

    • @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.

  52. Ump’ll feel that tomorrow.

  53. Well done Redlegs!

  54. Great start to the series. Excellent start by Mat Latos. Chapman slams the door.

  55. 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.

  56. 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…

  57. 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…

  58. 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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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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