The Reds travel to the Big Apple to take on the struggling New York Metropolitans in a 3-game tilt starting tonight.  The Reds will be looking to rebound from yesterday’s crushing defeat at the hands of the Phillies by beating up on the Mets.   As Richard stated in the series preview, hopefully “the Reds can right the ship by taking the first two from an overmatched New York club before having to deal with young Harvey in the Wednesday matinee.”

In order to take game 1 tonight, the Reds will call on and welcome the return of Johnny Cueto to the mound.   Cueto was looking like his normal self through the first 2+ starts of the season until an arm injury has sidelined him since April 13.  We have all anxioiusly awaited for his return to the rotation but I’m sure we’ll all be holding our collective breaths with each torque, twist, and pitch Cueto makes tonight.  I am optimistic the Cueto we see tonight will be the same as the one we are accustomed to seeing.

It’s game 1 of Reds versus Mets.  Cheer on the guys in red to GO!  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 think Red’s management should have Todd Frazier have to watch video of himself at bat for at least 2 hours a day, to see what he is doing wrong.

  2. Oh, no, here comes Broxton.

  3. Here we go again, can Broxton & Chapman hold the one run lead for the win??

  4. I would very much like some more runs please before the bottom of the 9th.

  5. Naturally, against the heart of the order, you want Broxton. Classic.

    Fortunately, Wright’s ball stayed in there.

  6. At least he didn’t hit the first batter…

  7. Not missing bats means sometimes bloopers fall in.

  8. It kind of feels like the Mets have angered the umpires in this game and now any close call is going against them.

    • @Mwv: But that was a swing, pretty clearly.

      • @Hank Aarons Teammate: Yeah I’m just talking about the feel the game has taken since that BP hit by pitch. I keep seeing the Mets giving long looks at the umpires after anything at all is close and doesn’t go their way.

  9. Nice job by Big Brox.

  10. Nice inning by Big Brox.

  11. So Baker will of course think he’s a genius, as Broxton throws ball 4 that’s swung on there.

    Chapman with an ump with a small strike zone in the 9th..dangerous.

  12. Broxton likes to walk to the very end of the pier before stopping doesn’t he.

  13. My wife just asked “Who’s going to close?” I said , “Chapman.” She said, “Why is he closing after the last 2 games?” I said, “Because Dusty says so.” She shook her head and replied, “Well, I guess you can’t argue with that.”

  14. 23,038 showed up for tonight’s titanic struggle, 23,038.

  15. Bonzai

  16. Votto > Izturis

  17. Here we go!

  18. Aroldis Chapman in and I’m scared to death.

  19. Wow. He just smoked that guy.

  20. 97, 85 slider, 100 see ya!

  21. 100 mph on the K. Fastball, slider, fastball.

  22. Fastball, Slider and Fastball and have a seat.

  23. In the pregame, Marty mentioned a meeting in Dustys office between Dusty, Chapman and Walt. When Marty asked, Dusty said it was non baseball content.

    • In the pregame, Marty mentioned a meeting in Dustys office between Dusty, Chapman and Walt.When Marty asked, Dusty said it was non baseball content.

      probably discussing Lamborghinis.

    • @HOF-13: I’m sure it was a delightful discussion about Cuban pastries, good recipes, stuff like that.

  24. 99, 97, 98, 97 out.

  25. slider coming

  26. 99, 99, 100, 99 and this one belongs to the Reds!

  27. Or he’ll chase a 99 mph fastball way down and inside

  28. That’s the Chapman I remember.

  29. That’s what I’m talking about. Nice job tonight by the pen & JC.

  30. Well that was better. Bottom of the order, didn’t fool around.

  31. Now that’s the Aroldis we’ve come to expect.

  32. Boom goes the dynamite. Nice to see Chapman get right back on the horse. Best inning in awhile! Great job Reds.

  33. Chapman pitched from the stretch tonight. Wonder if we’ll see that in the future. Why not?

  34. Just to be clear:

    1. Trade Chapman

    2. Chapman is good.

    3. I don’t believe in head case issues, passion for the game, voodoo, or anything else. But he’s miscast as a closer. And they could get more value from trading him.

  35. Chapman showed me a lot tonight with the he pitched tonight after that devastating back to backer that cost the Reds a win yesterday. But tonight was Johnny Cueto’s night. A lot of Reds fans will be breathing a lot easier after Cueto’s performance tonight. Lets get another win tomorrow. Go Reds!! Adios Amigos.

  36. I missed most of the game. Can someone tell me how Cueto looked? 4 BB and 8 K in 6 IP is a rather unusual line for him.

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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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