No nerdy quotes or attempts to speak Spanish in today’s game thread.  Just a flat out local rivarly matchup.  A majority of the people I know here in Virginia are either Reds fans or Braves fans.  So this series has plenty of bragging rights attached to it.  In fact, a buddy of mine is a big Braves fan, so he and I have attached a little twitter avatar bet to this series.  Needless to say I’ll be pulling extra hard for the Reds to win this series so I do not have to change my twitter avatar (@CoachWilson17) to a picture of Dale Murphy or something.

Bronson Arroyo takes to the mound tonight where he will look to cool down the solid Braves team.  Let’s hope the good Bronson shows up tonight.

Discuss the game here and LETS 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. Well Cozart got the memo to go after the first pitch. Dumb dumb dumb

  2. Really knocked the cover off that one, huh? C’mon Joey.

  3. Another terrible at bat from our “2” hitter

  4. I’ll say it again with a sad demeanor, at least Cozart stayed out of the GIDP.

  5. I’d like to point out that the Reds have two really good hitters on their team. (Votto and Choo) Both of them completely ignore Baker’s philosophy of swing early and often, and Swinging Ks are better than BBs……. coincidence?

  6. I won’t blame a guy for looking dumb against Kimbrel.

  7. Cozart again being given more chances than BP and Frazier. Batting orders do matter.

  8. Hope they got that out of their system. Tomorrow I predict extra innings. Because I will be at the game. And I hate extra innings.

  9. Cozart, Bruce, and Frazier are simply holes in this lineup.

    • @tgarretson82: .239/.320/.459 isn’t what I would call a “hole”. I don’t see how you can be too upset with that from your #6 hitter… If you subscribe to them being some kind of signal, he’s also gotten 24 RBI which puts him in the top 10 in the NL. Also hitting .333/.444/.519 with RISP for any of you Marty followers out there.

      .230/.300/.399 is what the Atlanta Braves’ #6 hitter was hitting before he went 0-4 with a BB today.

      • @ToddAlmighty: Sorry, correction.. it’s what their #6 hitter this year hit last year. I just looked at the bottom year of Baseball Reference and kind of assumed it to be 2013. It was 2012.

      • @ToddAlmighty: Frazier simply cannot let himself get caught looking like he did in the 4th with the tying run on 3rd and 1 out.

        If he swings and misses or pops out or hits a line drive right at an infielder, those are all physical outcomes pretty much beyond his control. To not get the bat off his shoulder on a pitch that really wasn’t even borderline is a mental error that is hard to look past. Maybe this situation may have prompted the “hole” comment.

  10. I wish this team had a few grown-ups running it.

  11. As constructed, this team will not come close to the postseason. Time for a Rose to 3rd move to get things going. If only the management today were a smart as then. Goodnight all.

  12. No closing thoughts on this game, too frustrated. Maybe we’ll win to tomorrow, doesn’t matter, no big deal. Dude traps the ball and nobody on the Reds care enough to argue the call. Adios Amigos.

  13. It really is unreal that we struck out 15 guys and still got pasted. This might not have been a Milton night, but it should have some kind of mutant farm animal attached to it.

  14. 0-6 with 2 outs and runners in scoring position tonite to bring our season average to .195. The Cards average- .363. No mental toughness in big spots.

  15. Since Cozart can’t be moved from the #2 spot, the team should at least invest in a Cozart psychologist. His career batting average with nobody on base is a respectable .263, which proves he IS capable of hitting major league pitching. But with runners on base, it drops to 204, with RISP it drops to .181, with RISP and 2 outs it’s .157, and with bases loaded it’s .077. He has enough ABs to say with confidence that this isn’t just a statistical fluke. He simply can’t hit with any sort of pressure. Maybe he grips the bat tighter. Maybe he swings harder. Maybe he over-thinks. Whatever the cause, the Reds should try to get to the bottom of it, especially if they’re going to continue giving him more ABs than anyone other than Choo.

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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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