The people who say that a strikeout is just like any other out must really love this Atlanta Braves team.  At one point last night I tweeted that the Braves were on pace to score 9 runs in the game but strike out 22.5 times in the contest.  They did not quite score 9 runs and fell just short of those strikeouts totals.  They were close to both however.

Homer Bailey will be licking his chops at the potential of striking out a high number of Braves tonight but must figure out a way to keep them in the ballpark if he wants to be successful and generate a Reds win.  Meanwhile the Braves are petitioning the league to allow B.J. Upton to use a tee tonight to hit off of.

I need a win tonight to keep my chances of winning a friendly wager alive.  I am sure most of you could care less about that aspect and just want the Reds to win.  I’m with ya!  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. Did Chris really just speak coomon sense and Thom quickly deflect it?

  2. Swing at a first pitch out of the strike zone, take strike three down the middle. Welcome to the Reds.

  3. Corky Miller is hitting, down by a run, in the 9th inning. Baker needs to be fired tonight.

  4. Letting Corky hit, and then using Mesoraco. Dusty gonna Dusty.

  5. At least he is putting us out of our misery quickly. God bless him.

  6. Can you say overmatched?

  7. Corky remains due for HR which means the future looks bright for Corky.

  8. Man this is just a bad, bad team. They have a few good players but they are a bad team.

    They will win their share against the scrubs of the league but they won’t beat any good teams.

    Let the fire sale begin!

  9. We are stuck with Dusty. Find the silver (or copper) linings

  10. MESSSS!!!!!

  11. WTF ???????????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. MES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. MES!!!!!!!!!

  14. Wow. Can you believe it?

  15. Good thing Mes only got one AB tonight!

  16. My oh my. Maybe this kid should play.

  17. Wow. Happens every time a get mad.

  18. Mesoroco. Thom B never gave it a chance.

  19. Mesoracooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And this game is tied!!!!!!!! I called it to (wrong catcher though) : – )

  20. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Choo is very good.

  22. Choo for the win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

  23. I don’t believe it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Choo!!!!!!

  25. Well I’ll be damned. Dancing at the plate.

  26. Yes

  27. WOW!!!!

  28. Wow! Love me some Choo

  29. You have got to be kidding me?!!! Bakerman put the 2nd string catcher in to pinch hit in the 9th? Much be getting cold in heII.

  30. Holy CRAP! I take eveything back. WoW!

  31. Now that was 3 hours of continuous pain but worth every bit for the moment of joy!

  32. Baker = genius.

    • Baker = genius.

      I believe this falls into the “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.” allegory. Choo is still awesome. 🙂

  33. All aboard the choo choo winner!

  34. Was that a dig at Bakerman by Devin? Hahaha. . .

  35. I’m going to take my meds before a pass out.

  36. I’m going to take my meds before I pass out.

  37. Mez’s HR may have been a GABP special, but Choo’s was a no doubter.

    And did you see Choo with the pose to watch it go? Gorgeous. He will be unaffordable next year.

    Thom just made me mad giving Dusty credit for that win.

  38. Pardon me boys is that the Cincinnati Soo Choo!!!!!!!! How bout dem Reds apples. I better not be dreaming. Hopefully this dramatic win will light a fire under their asses. Reminds ya of why ya love baseball and the Cincinnati Reds don’t it. Go Reds !!!! Adios Amigos.

  39. Oh, if anyone noticed, Miller was in his gear to catch the 10th. Since you used Mes anyway, doesn’t it make sense to leave him in just in case you get back around to that spot in the order?

  40. Mes: “I wanted to get the timing down and see a couple pitches early in the at-bat.”

    Anyone paying attention? Dusty?

    • @fakename: You forgot to add the part where he said he was following Dusty’s advice (in fact, he said he could hear Dusty in his head) during the AB. Of course, facts like that don’t fall within your agenda.

  41. Mes gives a really good interview.

    He actually managed to mention something about Dusty maybe having some confidence in him in late game situaions without coming off douchey, which is hard to do…

  42. Watching how he greeted Mes in the dugout after the big HR, you can tell Dusty is not a fan. What is up with that? Get over it Baker and let the kid play.

  43. Prayers for J.A. Happ tonight. Line drive to the head.

  44. Note to this site: 3 runs in the first doesn’t mean the game is over.

  45. I understand that Robinson was unavailable to bat LHed. Have to wonder, if he were available, would Dusty have gone with him instead ? Maybe not, down to the last out and needing a bomb, but Dusty has to rethink the non-use of the catcher sitting on the bench, with the lack of RHed bats off the bench.

  46. Credit to the bullpen as well…kept it possible. Good thing Dusty broke from the “formula” and used Marshall and Broxton while down a couple of runs. I’m sure an appearance by Ondrusek would have put the game out of reach…a la last night. (Marshall still hasn’t allowed a run…inherited or earned).

  47. I was going to make a snarky comment like Mesoraco and Choo will be riding the pine tomorrow. Gotta get Corky and whoever going. But why be a wet blanket on a night the Reds make an awesome comeback.

  48. The Old Cossack is dealing with some pretty serious meds. You wouldn’t believe the dream I just had. Two outs in the bottom of the 9th and the Reds behind 4-3 with the best reliever in the NL on the mound and this is where it really gets good…

    Dusty sends his backup catcher in to pinch hit and the backup catcher is Mesoraco! Then mesoraco works the count (I mean those were really good meds!) to full and smashes a line drive ocer the right center field wall to tie the game. Don’t wake me up reds fans; I’m enjoying this dream. Then Choo comes up and absolutely clobbers the game winning homer to center field al la JoeyMVP! REDS WIN!!!

    I want me some more of those meds…

    • @Shchi Cossack: That’s laugh out loud with no one in the room funny.

      I will say that the Mesoraco working the count part isn’t surprising. He’s good at that. But hitting your first homer of the year against Kimbrel? Unreal.

      I did say Choo for the win, going yard, right here, before the inning. I just figured that if that were to happen, there’d be a guy on base, probably via a swinging bunt.

    • @Shchi Cossack: That was a great post.

  49. BTW, the Birds lost to the Stupid Cubs!

    • @Shchi Cossack: I’ve kept saying how the Cubs are a different team when the Cardinals come to town. They give the Cardinals fits, it’s the World Series for them.

      • @pinson343: Nice to see Travis Wood get the win. And Marmol even managed to preserve the lead …

        • @Brian Van Hook: I remember Wood getting a huge win for the Reds in St. Louis in August 2010, the Reds only win of the series.

          If I were watching, my pulse would have shot up with Marmol coming in.

  50. Yeh let’s keep it positive. Also of course they won’t be benched, pretty much out of necessity. With Robinson hurting and not batting against righties, do the Reds even have a backup CFer ?

  51. OK, onto the important question, did Marty forget to say “And this one belongs to the Reds?”

    What a fantastic finish…. Marty didn’t realize that either of those balls were hit that hard, seemed surprised by them both.

    • @Brian Van Hook: Thom B. was also fooled by Mes’ball. From his call, I thought the game was over. But Choo’s was a no doubter.

      • @pinson343: I just had the pleasure of seeing the video of those bombs. Choo really did crush that, didn’t he? It still seemed to surprise Marty, but maybe I was just numb from Mesoraco’s shot …

  52. Wonder if Choo can Also be the hitting coach for the Reds the way he is going. Question, Any reason why Corky catches tonight instead of Meso? I thought Corky only catches when Cingrani pitches? Does Bailey absolutely insist that Corky catches him too??

    • @JEFFMO: Bailey does prefer Corky. Corky’s been catching 2 out of 5 since he came up. With the day game tomorrow, Corky was going to catch tonite or tomorrow anyway.

      • @pinson343: Honestly, I don’t give a rat’s behind who Bailey likes throwing to. Honestly, since when has Bailey earned that kind of status anyways? He’s had one above average year in his career. I like him and all, but jesus, CORKY MILLER?

        • @Hank Aarons Teammate: I’m with you, just reporting the facts. Corky’s been catching Homer and it hasn’t surprised me.

          • @pinson343: Sure, got it. Just blowing off steam on that…

          • @pinson343: I think Homer just doesn’t like Devin, either. Hanigan caught Homer. And, now, Corky is catching Homer. Homer needs to get off his prima donna pedestal. He hasn’t earned that honor of having a chosen catcher.

  53. God Bless America!

    let’s win the flipping series tomorrow, fellas.

  54. Happy 46th birthday to me! Couldn’t listen tonight but Yippieeeeeeeee!!!

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About Chris Wilson

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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