Beating the Cubs is so much fun, I wouldn’t mind seeing the Reds do it again today. Wouldn’t you?

Discuss today’s beating here.  And 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. Homer is pitching. I smell a win.

  2. Hannigan catching again I see.

  3. I predict SuperTodd gets 3 hits including a dinger!

  4. If the Reds had scored 3 runs in every game that Homer pitched this year, it’s likely his record would be 6-3 instead of 2-3. His run support has been terrible.

  5. That could have been awful.

  6. Homer definitely doesn’t have his best control today.

  7. He seemed to pitch better after getting hit. We’ll see what happens next inning.

  8. Gonna be hard to get much offense against Wood today… It would be nice to at least get some extended at bats and get to their bullpen, but we all know thats most likely not going to happen.

  9. That was a great pitch there.

  10. Bailey’s not been sharp today, but what the heck happened to the Red’s bats?

  11. Would have been better to walk Rizzo and pitch to Soriano. Homer got that pitch up and Rizzo didn’t miss it.

  12. Well, I don’t guess it would have mattered.

  13. Homer is off a little bit

  14. I can’t help but wonder if that ball he took off his leg didn’t contribute to some of this.

  15. Wow, he basically hit that pitch 6 inches above the ground. His bat head had to have dirt marks it.

  16. This reminds me of old Homer…get ahead 0-2 and then end up losing them to walk or base hit.

  17. Bad bunt right at Rizzo

  18. Free outs are awesome.

  19. Choo down to .291. Coming back to earth I think.

  20. Looking like the Cubs won the trade of Wood for Marshall.

    • @ajswartz888: They definitely have if Marshall is only used as a LOOGY. I don’t think Walt was planning on that when he made the trade and signed him to the extension.

  21. Has the league figured out Shin Soo Choo?

  22. Man what is up with Starlin Castro? The entire infield goes to the mound for a conference and he just hangs out on the grass until Valbuena has to turn and yell at him to come over. So he trots over, gets there right as it breaks up, and even Wood is jawing at him.

    I would never want that guy on my team.

  23. I’m going to keep saying it.. very impressed with how good Frazier is down at third.

  24. Choo with the laser into second for the out, nice job.

  25. I thought the new inter league schedule meant the end of these silly “regional rivalry” series. Here we go again, getting 4 games against the Indians while the Cards get 4 games against the freaking Royals.

    • @eric nyc:

      Royals no easy team….

    • @eric nyc: The Reds get to play 3 against the Astros while the Cardinals have to play 3 against the Rangers so I wouldn’t complain really.

      • @ajswartz888:

        Actually, the Cardinals get FOUR games against the Astros (compared to the Reds’ three), and the Reds play the Rangers in Arlington.

        All NL Central teams are playing all AL West teams this year, in addition to the rivalry games.

  26. I’m not sure I understand that choice. Bailey hasn’t been sharp.. and he was at 92 pitches. You’re down by 1 run. Why would you allow Bailey to lead off?

  27. What is with Bailey suddenly having another gear on his fastball when he gets past 90 pitches?

    • @Mwv: He’s been dominating the past two innings. It’s like all the stupid Cubs could do was to foul it off. Overall, another really strong start from Homer. No offensive support again. Can’t believe the guy only has two wins.

  28. Really nice job by Bailey. He did not have great command today but I’ll take 6 innings of 2 run baseball.

  29. Nice AB for Fraz to get the score.

  30. I know it’s just a perception thing but it feels to me like Bruce regularly has these epic hard working at bats at crucial moments in games.

  31. “..and Jay doesn’t chase it.” Is there ANY sentence said that sums up the difference with Jay Bruce when he’s hot?

  32. It’s okay Bruce, Frazier is due a HR anyway.

  33. Super Todd! That was huge.

  34. Clutch

  35. Another RBI for Super Todd.

  36. Homer deserves the win. Score here.

  37. Wow. Great call there. I was just thinking in my head “When was the last time we did a squeeze play?” Believe it or not.

  38. Big time double for Hanny

  39. Nice double by Hanigan!

    But….Izturis the first guy off the bench again? Come on….

  40. Who was it yesterday that came up with Hammerin’ Hanigan? That’s a great nickname.

  41. There we go, Reds break through in the 6th against a very sharp Travis Wood. I think he just got worn out finally and they didn’t pull him fast enough (sound familiar?) Nicely done Hanigan.

  42. If we were Cubs fans I think we’d be pretty mad at their manager right now. Leaving Wood in for this many pitches when he obviously had kind of lost it. Although considering how bad their bullpen has been, maybe we wouldn’t feel that way.

  43. Nobody Cubs better than the Cubs. Nobody.

    • @Scott A.: I dunno, that Mets game with the down the first base line check swing double.. that was Cubbing pretty hard.

  44. Choo gets a right handed pitcher here. Hope he gets back to form.

  45. If the bullpen can hold the lead, it’s a win for Homer.

  46. During All-Star week we should have a post that puts together the best (worst?) Cubbings thus far against us this year. That would be incredible.

  47. Votto led off that inning with a walk. Four runs later, is someone complaining about his RBI? Only idiots like Paul Daugherty.

    • @Steve Mancuso: “Give me RBIs, or give me death!” – Patrick Henry

    • Votto led off that inning with a walk. Four runs later, is someone complaining about his RBI? Only idiots like Paul Daugherty.

      Do you really think the last part of that comment was necessary? He isn’t here to defend himself and it adds nothing constructive to the commentary.

      • @eastcoast redsfan: He has plenty of ink to defend himself. He’s willfully spreading that nonsense in the Enquirer all the time, and his blog and in Sports Illustrated. Not like he’s a private citizen who is reluctantly dragged into the conversation.

    • @Steve Mancuso: I call foul here, Steve. Doc is no idiot. He’s a gifted writer who just happens to be wearing blinders on this particular subject. My guess is, he’ll figure it out, too. I get that he’s a polarizing writer, who rubs some the wrong way, but c’mon.

      • @Richard Fitch: Fair point. It would have been more appropriate for me to say his viewpoint is idiotic – he’s being willfully ignorant just to be snarky. I agree, he’s a talented writer and seemingly a good guy. I guess I was still flush with the excitement of having predicted the Reds first squeeze bunt of the year.

        • @Steve Mancuso: I’ve been known to call Mike Wilbon and idiot, so I guess we all have our third rails when it comes to sports writers.

  48. Great to see the team winning with sold out parks yesterday and today. Even if it just the stupid Cubs.

  49. Love the fact that people are going to the ball yard. Uncle Bob has spent his money to bring us a very good ball team to enjoy. go and cheer on the Reds- I will get to a game hopefully this summer. I have tix to 2 games here in SF.

  50. Good inning for LeCure. He could be a closer for someone.

  51. How can Rizzo only be hitting .257? Seems like the Reds can never get him out.

  52. Daugherty’s no idiot. And gratuitously calling him one is rather childish.

    • @Mutaman: See my retraction above. Daugherty’s viewpoint on this is idiotic and he’s profiting from spreading it as widely as he can. Still, it would have been more accurate for me focus the criticism on his idea and not him personally.

    • @Mutaman:

      Daugherty’s no idiot. And gratuitously calling him one is rather childish.

      I just read the article. He’s an idiot. And I’m questioning Marty’s intelligence also.

  53. Don’t dig in vs. Chapman. He might bean the mascot.

  54. Nasty finish there, good to see.

  55. Free pizza for everyone, including the Cubs fans who sat there and watched.

  56. Now I am happy. A strikeout looking in the slider. About time. No more sitting on the number 1.

  57. I wonder if Marvin Hudson knows about the free pizza he just authorized?

  58. Cubs Cub — Reds Win.

  59. Cubs gon’ Cub.

  60. Anybody else hear a little Hannigan voice to Chappy on the first Hairston pitch say, “Throw the next one at the bull …”?

    And those sliders were FILTHY!!

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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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