This just in:  Joey Votto does not like to strike out but does like to hit game winning homeruns.  Shin-Soo Choo likes to hit leadoff homeruns. Mat Latos does not like to lose.  Aroldis Chapman likes to make sure batters are awake by buzzing a stray pitch by their dome occassionally.  It’s all good as long as the Reds win.

The Reds look to polish off a 2-game sweep of Cleveland at home tonight before the two partake in 2 games in Cleveland starting tomorrow.  Let’s keep winning!

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. …and Dusty out-manages the Nation, again!

  2. I’m sorry did i say LeCure had a 1.50 ERA? I meant he had a .150 BAA and a .1.29 ERA. What a bum.

  3. Who told Latos that the Mohawk haircut looked good?

  4. That cutter LeCure throws is devastating.

  5. Nice job, Saminal!

  6. LeStache slams the door shut. Let’s hope he gets to start the next inning too.

  7. Bring back LeCure for the 8th. Please…

  8. I’m dangerously close to buying a LeCure jersey.

  9. So its Sam in the 8th. Does Chapman close tonight?

  10. I hereby nominate that the new nickname for Le Cure be the Samurai. Second the nomination??

  11. On the 8th day god created the legend of Sam LeCure

  12. SeCure is actually very deserving of an All-Star game nod this year if he keeps this up. I’m just not sure that’ll happen given the Reds already have five or so All-Stars, and relief pitcher selections generally go to the underperforming teams that have no other suitable options.

  13. Do the Cardinals ever lose?

  14. Bruce is officially fubar.

  15. At least Bruce does not hit into many DPs.

  16. Watch Paul keep earning playing time with another RBI.

  17. I hate it when Thom talks strategy. Actually, I hate it when Thom talks.

    • I hate it when Thom talks strategy. Actually, I hate it when Thom talks.

      This. I was so excited when I heard he was joining the broadcast team. And then I listened to him. No joy whatsoever.

    • @preach: I like that Thom is completely flabbergasted why BP doesn’t try to steal bases anymore, yet inadvertently also pointed out the reason when he said he was 0-2 in 2013…

      He just isn’t very good at it. He hasn’t been for some time…

  18. Dusty on cue, yawns on camera. Bored or confident?

  19. It’s amazing how often Thom just makes up stats and throws them out there like fact.

  20. Can’t be,I’ve BP couldn’t get to third on that hit.

  21. That Indians catcher is terrible in the last two days. Really makes you appreciate Hanigan and Mez.

  22. Nice swinging bunt. Mez saw how the Cozart play was flubbed and makes em pay.

  23. I’ll take the run anyway I can get it.

  24. The bench comes through.

  25. Another good knock by Jack! Pour it on Redlegs! (Darn, there goes the Chapman drama)

  26. Hanahan finally finds grass.

  27. Hannahan is a very solid upgrade to the bench over last year.

  28. 14 hits tonight and still counting. What offensive slump?

  29. Wow, big time bench contributions.

  30. 15 hits.

  31. I’m guessing we see Simon now?

  32. Holy cow I just checked the box score.. 15 hits. That is getting it done.

  33. Thank God (that’s with a capital G!) the reds finally are getting ’em in!

  34. As much as I wanted to see Samurai LeCure come back for the 8th the insurance runs are much better.

  35. Who comes in to pitch the 8th? Simon??

  36. Whoa, Choo again.

  37. That one was not intentional but sheesh.

  38. Another great game by Zack.

  39. Wow…Robinson was flying. I couldn’t believe he went.

  40. That was Vottos miscue on the Robinson out…that being said, I’m not sure anyone on the Reds roster thought a guy could get from 2nd to home that fast. They’d better start working on that stuff for when Hamilton comes up.

  41. Zack you keep hitting like this your my # 2 guy the rest of the year

  42. Why not let LeCure throw another inning? He threw 4 pitches and has thrown 2 innings in the last week.

  43. Booing Stubbs? That’s lame.

  44. Cards beat the Roy-als w/cheese 4-1.

  45. That crowd wants some pizza.

  46. Just a hit parade tonight, crazy stuff.

  47. Kipnes would have gotten Hanigan with that fine play.

  48. 17 hits as of that last BP single … hope we save some for the Jake (or whatever they call it now).

  49. Pour it on baby, BRUUUUUUUUCE!!!

  50. Jay is better late than never.

  51. Glad Bruce joined the hit party.

  52. Simon with the at bat.. I love the National League.

    • 28,812 showed up for tonight’s titanic struggle, 28,812.

      • @Sergeant2: That actually is a lot higher than I thought looking at the stadium. I guess these last few days have conditioned me to either expect a huge crowd or bust.

    • @Mwv: I’m with ya on loving the National League. How can you be in the starting lineup and not have to bat? Mind boggling ain’t it.

      • @Mwv: I’m with ya on loving the National League. How can you be in the starting lineup and not have to bat? Mind boggling ain’t it.

        Unfortunately, the DH is coming to the NL sooner rather than later.

      • @Sergeant2: I hate the DH. It probably is coming but I hate it.

  53. You gotta love it, the Reds got the run they gave up right back. Gotta be demoralizing for the Injun’s

  54. Pizza!!!! That promotion.. wowzers.

  55. They should add a counter on the website for Pizza’s awarded so far this year.

  56. That Chris Welsh monologue about the Reds pitchers helping the local economy was one of the greatest things I’ve ever heard. Haha classic.

  57. 18 hits. Against a good pitching staff and a very good starter. Nice work.

  58. Two good wins for the Reds, very good wins. Now its off to Cleveland to complete the sweep. (Hopefully anyway). Go Reds!! Adios Amigos.

  59. That was fun. More of that offense, please.

  60. Tyler Lyons has a career 4.30 ERA in the minors. And of course, he now has 2 games of 7 IP, 1 ER for the Cardinals. I swear there is a deal with the devil.

    • @Hank Aarons Teammate: I see stuff like that and all I can think is “No way they keep this up.” Cards have been doing what they’re doing on unsustainable performances. Is there really any chance ANY Cardinals garters make it to the All Star break with sub-2.00 ERAs let alone THREE of them? You think these rookies keep up this pace after the league gets a good amount of tape on them? I predict we sweep one of our next two home series against them, take over first place, and keep it for good.

  61. I cannot think of anything dumber (well, I can, but not many things) than a suicide squeeze with Joey Votto on deck. If the bunt’s missed, you now have a good chance of Votto not batting.

    The squeeze with Robinson was different, as the bottom of the order followed him. That one made sense to me. This one…no.

    It just seems like many times Baker forgets that Votto is the best hitter in the league.

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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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