Break out the brooms, mops, vaccuum cleaners, or whatever you want.  The Reds are playing day baseball today with a chance to complete the 3 game sweep of the Mets.  The good guys will send THEIR undefeated ace in Mat Latos to the hill to face the Mets undefeated ace, Matt Harvey.  Harvey has not exactly pitched against top notch competition this year and the Reds will be the toughest opponent he has faced to date.  With all the chips on the table today, I’ll take my chances with Latos and the Reds.

It’s another matinee matchup, so as usual, tell your boss to shove it cause we have ourselves an old fashioned pitcher’s duel to watch.  Of course it will only be a pitcher’s duel if Harvey can figure out how to get Choo, Votto, Bruce, and Phillips out.  Something few pitchers have been able to do of late.

Skip work and cheer on the Reds to GO!

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. Marty said in the pregame show that Dusty said they have a rested bullpen and everybody is available and he’s managing like nothing he said was true.

  2. Whuw…like that DP ball.

  3. John Buck does was Dusty can’t and gets the Reds out of an inning!

  4. Note to self. Next Christmas, buy Dusty Baker an “Easy” button from Staples.

    • Note to self. Next Christmas, buy Dusty Baker an “Easy” button from Staples.

      Quote of the day for sure. Maybe quote of the year!

  5. Choo is due! C’mon!

  6. Marty and Cowboy are beside themselves over the fact that Dusty said the bullpen was rested and ready yet Marshall and Broxton are not in the game.

  7. We should bring back the Dusty Wins meter. I know it’s hard to measure but I bet the guy flat costs us 10 wins per year.

  8. I would be so mad if I were a Met fan right now, that was ball four. Of course I would have called the second pitch a strike but still.. horrible umpiring.

  9. DOUBLE PLAY. Wow, you gotta love baseball sometimes

  10. So.. ignoring the fact that he chose Simon, who has no business being in a tied game in the 8th inning… why is he hitting 6th now? Latos being left in, nobody warmed up, bringing in Simon, double switching so Simon hits 6th, walking a guy hitting .147.

    My mind is exploding from being packed with things I simply don’t understand.

  11. Ok Reds… Let’s take this game off NY’s weak pen and head back to Cincy.

  12. A run against Parnell is a tall order . . .

  13. This might be a dumb question but what is the origin of 3-0 Leo? Welsh says it often and I get the meaning but I don’t get who or what the leo is. I don’t think I’ve ever heard another broadcaster use it.

  14. Choo is over doo

  15. 30,415 showed up for today’s titanic struggle, 30,415.

  16. Nice!!! Choo stepping up big with a leadoff double.

  17. CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! All about the runs express!

  18. Cozart is 4-4. I have $100 that says Dusty bunts hi.

  19. bunt, IW, Phillips up with runners at 1 and 2nd.

  20. lead off double and Choo gets back to .300 with style!

  21. Finally somebody got on base ahead of Cozart!

    Although now they’ll probably walk him to get to Votto….

    no, not serious

  22. Maybe Zart goes deep!

  23. Sorry, didn’t see it was a double, gameday was slow.

  24. Great um.. bunt. Just like Dusty planned it!

  25. Since when does Dusty not bunt with a guy on and Votto on deck?

  26. Walk to Votto…I would think.

  27. 3rd and 1 out! Does Votto get pitched around for the chance at the DP?

  28. Int Walk? That’s surprising. You mean they don’t want to pitch to Joey Votto?

  29. So given the craziness of the bullpen so far… can we expect to see Izturis in for the save if BP gets the run across?

    • @Matt WI: Dusty probably smuggled Manny Parra into the stadium without anyone knowing. Had him put on a paper Aroldis Chapman mask.

  30. and Votto’s OBP goes UP UP UP

  31. 41 walks now for Votto. Good times.

  32. Datdude time

  33. I do not understand these teams pitching Phillips in…but I like it.

  34. Uh oh… Ike Davis might have just written his own ticket to the minors… who’s got tv? Fair or foul?

  35. Look at that vicious RBI scoring hit smash down the line! Sometimes baseball is a crazy crazy game.

  36. Lady luck is smiling down on the Reds today for sure.

  37. So… Todd Frazier or Ryan Hanigan? Who comes in for the pinch hit?

  38. Super Todd! Breaking the game wide open! Good thing the wiley Dusty saved him for that spot in the game.

    • Super Todd! Breaking the game wide open! Good thing the wiley Dusty saved him for that spot in the game.

      Yup and he gets Simon the win to boost his confidence, which was also in his master plan.

  39. Friends of Dusty: Please circle May 22nd, 2013 as exhibit A of a team picking its manager up in the face of a debacle.

  40. The outcome of this game will depend on who makes a stupid mistake last.

  41. Ike Davis obviously has other issue besides a .140 BA. I could see the Mets either releasing him or trading him away.

  42. Lets see how many sliders Chapman throws.

  43. Also, why do they keep saying the two starters pitched well? They both gave up 4 runs (all earned) in 6 innings.

  44. All Chapman needs to do is throw strikes . . .

  45. chapman spotted a 3 run lead, you’d think he’d throw more strikes.

  46. Ouch. W. Peralta went 1.2 IP, gave up six runs, four earned for the Brewers in a whooping of a loss to the Dodgers.

  47. Brantley: “The slider to Turner had him out inf front.” That’s what you want to see. But Chapman is not sharp today.

  48. According to Gamecast 3 sliders out of 13 pitches so far. Not too, too dreadful… Now 4/14

  49. Murphy and Ankiel have carried the Mets offense all day – I know Ankiel is weak against lefties but seriously?

  50. Why would anyone ever swing today? The strike zone is so small, I would let the umpire give me four balls and take a base.

  51. Ball game – the Queen City sweeps the team from Queens.

  52. What a bizarre, bizarre game. I hope there’s info on the bullpen situation soon to get included in the recap.

  53. Did not to see Wright as the potential tying run. 2-0 count had me nervous. But I’ll take the game ending K and the SWEEP !!!

  54. What a road trip. Granted, these were teams that you expect the Reds to beat, but think about how close they were to sweeping away the whole thing. First game of the Phils series they come back to tie against Lee, and the last game it took 2HRs off Chapman.

  55. The Reds are 18-2 when Xavier Paul starts.

    As the kids these days say:

    “I’m just sayin…”

  56. My game MVP is Phillips with a nod to Cozart as well for his 4/5, 2-run day.

  57. Chapman does his job …he keeps Dusty from having to make another in game decision.

  58. Well, great to get a win against a Matt Harvey start. Fantastic road trip. And the reward? Baby Bear Stew at home!

  59. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions of a game, Dustyball in all its glory. But hey the Reds swept the Mets, so all’s well, that ends well, right? Now lets do the same to the lovable losers, the Cubbies. Go Reds !! Adios Amigos.

  60. LWBlogger: “It sure doesn’t seem like Baker has confidence in Marshall. Probably goes back to Marhsall being a bad starting pitcher while Baker was a manager there. I don’t get it at all. As soon as Buck singled, Marshall should have been up for the possibility of facing Murphy and Ankiel.”

    Absolutely about getting Marshall up after Buck’s single. An obvious move. And having Latos pitch to Ankiel ? Unbelievable. I didn’t see the inning, did Marshall ever get up to warm up ?

    I too have had the thought about Dusty having something against Marshall from the Cubs days.

  61. The Reds are now tied with STL for the highest run differential in baseball.

    They’re 3rd in MLB in runs scored, 2 behind COL and DET.

    Tied for 7th in runs allowed.

    It would be good to see them beat a few good teams, but the Reds are playing great on both sides of the ball.

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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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