I took four years of Spanish in school, 3 in high school and 1 in college.  With that much, you would think I could make this post in Spanish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  Unfortunately I can’t.  I am also sure the game thread title is incorrect as well, but since we’re talking about the Stupid Cubs, I’ll let it go as is.

Mat Latos takes to the mound today to try and complete the 3-game sweep of the Cubbies today and secure the Reds a .500 road trip.  The Reds probably need to start doing better on these trips if they have any real hopes of winning a championship this season, but considering how the last road trip went and how this one started, I’ll take a 5-5 trip at this point.

So let’s break out the brooms and get going Reds!  Discuss the game here.

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. I really like DeJesus. he’d be great in the 2 hole in the Reds lineup.

  2. Oh, my!

  3. Well, that’s one way your season could go up in flames.

  4. Ruh roh.

  5. They called that a double? Only in Chicago.

  6. Choo seems to be good… Choo takes enough HBP, didn’t need one to the face of BP’s glove.

  7. Votto to Choo. I’m from Canada where hockey players don’t come out of the game let alone for a fat lip.

  8. Glad everyone is OK. That could have been a disaster.

  9. Paul is a terrible LF. That was just a dumb throw that allowed the tying run to go to second.

  10. Two bloops in a row. You’ve got to be kidding me.

  11. ugh. Paul makes a little league decision in LF.

  12. New rule: if you hit a wimpy popup, you’re automatically out. Call it the Outfield Fly Rule.

  13. Only 1 hard hit ball in the inning. That’s baseball.

  14. What kind of voodoo crap is going on at Wrigley. Talk about a crazy turn of events.

  15. I imagine this will be Latos’s last inning.

  16. Time to get those runs back!

  17. Good catch by Bruce. That sun in right field must be brutal.

  18. Well, that was disappointing, but I have faith the Cubs will end up giving those runs back.

  19. The Cubs send an offering of apology: Marmol on the mound.

  20. Why would anyone ever swing at the first pitch against Marmol?

  21. Great pick me up inning by Sam there. Nice job. Hope he’s got another in him.

  22. This home plate umpire is having a bad game.

  23. Votto!!!!

    (But how does Cozart not score on that play?)

    • Votto!!!!

      (But how does Cozart not score on that play?)

      I agree, but he was held by Speier who seems pretty conservative. Oh well, it still worked out with the Phillips SF.

      • @AnnapolisHoosier:

        I agree, but he was held by Speier who seems pretty conservative. Oh well, it still worked out with the Phillips SF.

        Second bad baserunning decision by Cozart today, earlier he should have been at 2nd on a throw home.

    • @Steve Mancuso: Because Speier for some reason never seems to want to put the pressure on the defense to make a play. Very, very conservative approach from him all year.

  24. Anyone else noticed that teams quit trying to pitch Joey inside? (intentionally, that last pitch missed the spot) So now they’re all trying to keep it outside and the result is a lot of smashed balls into left field. The man just puts on a clinic. Every time the pitchers stick with any one approach for any length of time he just makes the adjustment and takes his bases.

    • @Mwv: Somebody here swears Joey’s “hole” is under his hands… but I’m with you… he has no holes.

      • @Matt WI: To be fair that’s the approach he was struggling with earlier in the year. Then he made the adjustment and starting knocking the ball around.. and now they’re back to trying to dink and dunk on the outside edge of the plate. I don’t envy any battery trying to take him on.

      • @Matt WI: The only hole I’ve seen is up and away. But there aren’t many guys who can hit that pitch.

  25. Soooo nice to have some insurance runs.

  26. This ultra-conservative approach to 3rd base coaching by Speier is going to come back to haunt the Reds at some point. I was hoping early in the season it was just him getting used to being in that position, but that play right there was ridiculous.

  27. Cubs should change their name to the Chicago Bloopers.

  28. There’s actually somebody dressed as Santa Claus out in the bleachers.

  29. Miami up 12-0 on the Phillies, Wow! I think Roy Halliday started that game. What has happened to him?

  30. The Cards are banging the heck out of the Front Row Amy’s 10-1 bot. 8th.

  31. Roy Halladay gave up 9 runs to the Marlins in 2 1/3 innings today. He is having a rough year.

  32. I guess everyone noticed that same time

  33. Bases loaded no outs. Bust it open Redlegs.

  34. Mesoraco was taking no prisoners with that slide.

  35. Good hard slide. Heads up play

  36. Gregorious hit another HR today.

  37. Can someone explain to me the Izturus for Phillips switch?

    • @Liptonian: Phillips was favoring his side when he went to his position. Dusty and the trainer noticed it and they took him out.

      • @mlb: and if you weren’t aware, he was involved in the collision with Choo a couple innings earlier, so it’s probably related to that

      • @mlb: Hmm, I hope he’s ok. I would be a lot happier if it was just Dusty being Dusty

  38. If Marshall was a certain Cardinal, he’d be giving a BP a lecture in the dugout on being prepared and not messing with his routine by having to get replaced for an injury.

  39. 33,449 showed up for today’s titanic struggle, 33,449.

  40. Nice recovery by Hoover.

  41. Silly cubs, wins are for Reds!

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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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