The Reds and Brewers are back at it again today in an early evening game.  Can the Reds win another game against the Brewers?  I think so.  But let’s make it less dramatic, shall we?

Cheer for the Reds to Go yet again.  And if you have the energy, pull for the Marlins to win again today too.

About The Author

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

Related Posts

115 Responses

  1. D Ray White

    Reds crack medical staff strikes again!!! Broxton to 15 day DL for elbow. Maybe Dusty “sneaking” him out there against the Cubbies wasn’t a good idea? Oh wait, we already decided that it wasn’t…

  2. D Ray White

    In other news Cingrani might get to stay in the pen where he will obviously perfect those secondary pitches:

    Cueto (lat) set to return from DL on Sunday

    Johnny Cueto (lat) will return from the disabled list on Sunday.
    Cueto will be activated when first eligible and start Sunday against the Brewers. He returns to a 2.17 ERA over six starts this season. Reds manager Dusty Baker said that it’s ”possible” Tony Cingrani will remain on the roster in a bullpen role.
    Source: C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter

    Leaving the Reds with no ready made starters to call up in the minors, unless you count Galaragga. And stunting Cingrani’s development. Where have we seen this before?

      • OhioJim

        @OhioJim: To clarify, maybe the bullpen/ “6th starter” choice comes down to Reynolds and Cingrani. If necessary, promote Reynolds to the Reds and use him out of the pen and let Cingrani go down and keep starting. Alternately buy out Reynolds escape clause and leave Cingrani in Cincny working out of the pen.

  3. rhayex

    I really, really dislike Baker, but Cingrani going to the pen is not his decision. It would be a poor decision by Jocketty to allow it to happen, especially when there are a few relievers in AAA and AA who could fill in for a while. I’m a big Jocketty believer, so I don’t think he’ll allow the Chapman debacle occur again if he can help it.

    • RedForever

      @rhayex: With Broxton on the DL and the Reds calling up Villareal, I think they almost have to keep Cingrani. Villareal is just insurance for today. But, it would not surprise me if the Reds pull off a trade. I think that is why Cingrani staying in the bullpen is a “possibility” at this point. Jocketty may be working the phones hard trying to swing a deal. If a deal does come to fruition, Cingrani would be sent back to AAA to continue to start.

      • OhioJim

        @RedForever: Agreed. I had the perverse thought the other day that some of those Cubbies were pitching their tail ends off in that long game in hopes that WJ or some other contending GM would notice.

      • redskaph

        @RedForever: I fully support putting Tony C. in the pen, at least until Marshall is back. The Reds have been hamstrung with only one lefty in the pen, and it being Parra, and Chapman limited to the 9th inning or later. Cingrani was a reliever in college, so going back and forth a bit should not be an issue for him. I have no worries the Reds will leave him there, with Arroyo likely leaving after this year and Homer being Homer (i.e., a harder-throwing version of Arroyo: no consistency).

  4. CaptainTonyKW

    If Cingrani goes to the pen I would think it would just be until Marshall is back.

    • OhioJim

      @CaptainTonyKW: But it is a slippery slope to try and move a guy back and forth within a season, Not so much so to take him from the rotation to the pen as moving him back the other way if the pen stint goes on over a couple of weeks.

    • Hank Aarons Teammate

      @CaptainTonyKW: Sort of like putting Chapman in the pen at the tail end of 2010 was just for a month or two until he could start in 2011.

  5. zab1983

    the way things have been going for the reds lately it seems lke today would be an automatic W and tomorrow would be an automatic L right?

  6. zab1983

    What’s been up with CoCo Cordero? did he instanly drop out of baseball when the reds didn’t resign him? one of the reds better moves…..not resigning CoCo

  7. zab1983

    What’s been up with CoCo Cordero? did he instanly drop out of baseball when the reds didn’t resign him? one of the reds better moves…..not resigning CoCo

    • Hank Aarons Teammate

      @zab1983: No, he put up a 7.55 ERA last year and is now out of baseball. That was the single worst move Jocketty ever made, offering him a contract. Thankfully he turned it down.

      • Shchi Cossack

        @Hank Aarons Teammate: WJ has made some superb moves (Latos, Choo, Paul, Simon, Hoover) but he’s made some moves that didn’t work out due to unforseeable circumstances and a lot of really bonehead moves. I don’t have a good feel for how well or poor GM transactions are in general, so I don’t know how to evaluate WJ’s performance on a broader scale.

      • CharlotteNCRedsFan

        @Shchi Cossack: Based on the results of the last three years and considering who is managing this club, Walt is absolutely indispensable.

  8. Shchi Cossack

    Well Votto’s rest is over. I hope he enjoyed it and put it to good use.

    The starting lineup for today:

    CF Choo
    SS Cozart
    1B Votto
    2B Phillips
    RF Bruce
    3B Frazier
    LF Paul
    C Hanigan
    P Bailey

  9. Hank Aarons Teammate

    Calling up Villareal, even for a day, is idiotic. If he were to get into a game, you know what would happen.

    Moving Cingrani to the pen seems idiotic to me also. He needs to start. If he goes to the pen and has success, I could easily see the organization re-signing Arroyo and having Cingrani in the pen full time next year. If we’re talking just a week or so, I’m fine with it, but what if Marshall has a setback?

      • RedForever

        @Shchi Cossack: I smells of a move of desperation. There just isn’t anyone in the minors to bring up. The signing of Zach Duke tells us how desperate the Reds are.

        I’m telling you, there is a trade coming. Book it!

    • OhioJim

      @Hank Aarons Teammate: I think Villarreal only sees the field if Bailey has one of his periodic meltdowns and there is no hope of wining the game. He is insurance to keep from burning someone else in that situation.

      Tomorrow Cueto takes Villarreal’s spot and then we hold our breaths and wait to see what happens next with Cingrani.

      I agree with the comment below that it is desperation time.

    • CaptainTonyKW

      I have to imagine Villareal is here just in case a long reliever is needed. Simon, Partch and LeCure would not be up for the task.

      Calling up Villareal, even for a day, is idiotic. If he were to get into a game, you know what would happen.Moving Cingrani to the pen seems idiotic to me also. He needs to start. If he goes to the pen and has success, I could easily see the organization re-signing Arroyo and having Cingrani in the pen full time next year. If we’re talking just a week or so, I’m fine with it, but what if Marshall has a setback?

  10. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Poor Zack runs like his feet are killing him. Has there ever been a Reds team with less team speed than this one?

  11. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    The boys have not exactly came out razor-sharp today.

  12. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Really would be nice to see BP running out ground balls again, at some point.

  13. mlb

    Wow.

    Dusty sure doesn’t have his players trying very hard lately.

  14. RiverCity Redleg

    opposing team’s catchers have killed us this year.
    Why would you ever throw a fastball to francisco?

  15. WedgieSanders

    This team doesn’t deserve to win today. Not saying they won’t win anyway, but a poor effort so far.

  16. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Jeez what is going. Super Todd pulling off every single pitch that AB. At least he hustled down the line.

  17. Steve Mancuso

    Miami responds to the Cardinals’ five runs in the first inning with four of their own off Lance Lynn. Now Cardinals have another run in the second already.

  18. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    We are a veryyyyyyyy slow baseball team. Two outs and Todd doesn’t even consider going to third on that hit. Good thing he didn’t either. Hani is going to have to hit one in the gap to score Frazier from second.

  19. Steve Mancuso

    Broxton goes on the DL today, backdated to June 13.

    The Reds used him in the 14th inning on Thursday, even though they knew he was hurt. They used him instead of Aroldis Chapman. The Reds used a player they knew was injured ahead of a player who is completely healthy.

    Not only is there something seriously wrong with that, but it also potentially adds four days to Broxton’s time away from the team. If he hadn’t pitched on Sunday, they could have backdated his DL stint to June 9.

    Broxton will miss the entire Oakland A’s series and the first two games of the Texas Rangers series because of that.

    All to prevent Aroldis Chapman from maybe pitching two innings.

  20. Sergeant2

    I guess the Reds have already lost the game. Where’s the Recap. (snark snark) Go Reds!!

  21. Sergeant2

    Marlins just tied the game 6-6 and its only the bot.2nd

  22. schottzie_sabo

    Future Reds LF Stanton with the game-tying HR against the WLBs! He knows who the good guys are.

  23. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Heck Aramis, we are slow but we are not that slow.

  24. RedForever

    Reds offense looking a little flat today.

    Boy has Choo cooled off. Where is the Choo we saw in April.

  25. Sergeant2

    Is that singing legend Country Joe West behind the plate? If it is he’ll be looking to get some face time.

  26. Sergeant2

    Bruce got under that ball just a hair or it would have been a HR.

  27. Steve Mancuso

    Frazier strikes out on a pitch six inches outside. Don’t know why anyone throws him a strike.

    • zab1983

      @Steve Mancuso: We’ve all seen him look really really bad in ABs. Even his HRs are usually not very pretty, but he sure has all the intangibles u want

    • Baseclogger

      @Steve Mancuso: If you throw too many balls a foot outside and low, he’ll hit one in the river. Gotta throw one down the middle every now and then, just to keep him on his toes.

  28. RedForever

    Reds getting killed by the bottom of a lineup, again. Too bad the bottom of the Reds lineup is a black hole.

  29. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Any chance of rain in the next 15-minutes or so?

  30. NastyBoys3

    Again…Why are we throwing Francisco fastballs?

  31. caps

    We’re so spoiled by this starting rotation, one bad start feels kinda shocking.. Imagine if this team had a consistent approach at the plate, a bench or a bullpen!

    • RedForever

      We’re so spoiled by this starting rotation, one bad start feels kinda shocking.. Imagine if this team had a consistent approach at the plate, a bench or a bullpen!

      The bench and bullpen can be fixed if Jocketty would do his job. The other…that never changes.

  32. George Culver

    Why do you ever throw a fastball to Juan Francisco? Especially up in the zone. Homer just not thinking as well as not sharp.

  33. RedForever

    Homer getting shelled. unfortunately, only Parra and Villareal are probably the only pitchers available. Homer is going to have to be the sacrificial lamb today.

    • wildwestLV

      @RedForever: I’d leave him in. Since the offense seems to be phoning it in, why even waste anybody in the bullpen?

  34. wildwestLV

    Maybe…we should just pitch around Juan Francisco? We seem to be the only ball club who cannot get him out.

    • George Culver

      @wildwestLV: Reds pitchers are the only team to put a fastball in the zone. Much like the character in the movie Major League “hit fastball very well, curve ball not so much. I ask Jobu to help.”

  35. Sergeant2

    Today Homer is doing whats known as “pitching to contact” solid contact from the looks of it.

  36. WedgieSanders

    Homer appears to be throwing batting practice today. His ball doesn’t have the same movement as it has recently.

  37. George Culver

    Everything Homer is throwing today is up except the breaking ball in the dirt for the first run. Looks to have no confidence.

  38. zab1983

    What do u guys think about ex Giants closer Brian Wilson later in the season? Broxton might be done, elbow soreness usually doesn’t have a happy ending

    • wildwestLV

      @zab1983: Yeah, but the Reds office won’t see it that way. No Wilson for Walt. We’ll just screw around with the likes of Parra, Villarreal, & Partch, until we’re officially out of it. Save lots of $ though.

      • RedForever

        @zab1983: Yeah, but the Reds office won’t see it that way. No Wilson for Walt. We’ll just screw around with the likes of Parra, Villarreal, & Partch, until we’re officially out of it. Save lots of $ though.

        He did “go out” and get Zach Duke! World Series Championship, here we come!

  39. Steve Mancuso

    Francisco’s ball looked like a pop-up off the bat. It hit the foul pole about a foot above the fence.

  40. Steve Mancuso

    Joe West is an absolute disgrace of an umpire. His ball-strike calls today are terrible. Gallardo’s second pitch to XP was right down the middle (called a ball).

  41. wildwestLV

    Couldn’t somebody on the Reds staff have sneaked a six-pack of Budweiser into Gallardo’s locker?

  42. RedForever

    You have to wonder if Heisey will ever be back. Every time he appears to be close, he has a set back. I think they just said he was doing sliding drills and felt the hammy again.

    • wildwestLV

      @RedForever: I’m not losing any sleep over Heisey. Robinson’s (even Paul’s& Lutz’s) defense is (IMO) comparable to Heisey’s. Offensive performance is also comparable. Talk to me about Marshall’s return, then I’ll pay attention.

  43. zab1983

    Segura is such a stud! Can’t believe Angels gave him up for a greinke rental! SmH

  44. wildwestLV

    Sac bunt? Dusty must be playing to just avoid the shutout.

  45. zab1983

    @ ARZ @ Oak @ Tex is looming! Reds need all these home Ws they can get. That road trip could get ugly, (hope not, but man that could be tough)

  46. RedForever

    Interesting, in the last 10 games the Reds, pirates and Cards are all 5-5.

    LA finally scored. Up 3-1 on the Pirates.

  47. zab1983

    Alex Cobb just got hit in the head in the Rays game. Is it me or are a lot of pitchers getting hit in the head by line drives this season? What do you guys think about pitchers wearing helmets on the mound? Was reading a Keith Olbermann blog on MLB.com a few days ago and it was about the 60’s pirates pitchers wearing helmets and how nobody liked them

  48. George Culver

    I guess that they should have PH for Homer last inning. Just hasn’t got it today. No fastballs to Francisco this time. Just 1 AB too late.

  49. RedForever

    Looks like the Reds have conceded this game so I have too. Time to flip over to the U.S. Open.

  50. wildwestLV

    Perfect Milton return. Between the Hanigan/Homer show & the Reds bench going through the motions. But, hey, Bruce hit a walk-off homer in the 10th last night!!! Yeah!!!

  51. George Culver

    This Reds team today is playing like they would rather watch the U.S. Open too.

  52. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    I would be nice to see Parra finish this game to guarantee he won’t appear for 3 or 4 days.

  53. wildwestLV

    Cards up now 9-6. Maybe the Bucs will lose. Maybe not. I don’t think anybody in St. Louis is nervous.

  54. santa barbara reds fan

    Beetle bailey gives up 6 runs… Sheesh.. Where’s Bruce berenyi when you need him?!

  55. RedForever

    Worst hitter on the Reds has 2 hits and the rest of the lineup as 3.

    And now No-Lutz will K.

  56. George Culver

    Why not D Rob vs. the LH pitcher? Why?

      • George Culver

        @RedForever: It’s as if they really have given up on this game or do not care and are just letting some players get an AB. I don’t care if I miss a comeback, I can’t watch this garbage anymore today.

      • santa barbara reds fan

        @George Culver: I’m a die hard Reds fan, but this is too much even for me to stomach. The reds are sleepwalking thru this game. I think I’ll go mountain biking– do something productive. Btw, I read someone write that jocketty is indispensable considering baker is managing the club… Kind of reminds me of what jay Leno said the other night— that Biden is impeachment insurance for Obama.

  57. wildwestLV

    Maybe Dusty just wants to go home & watch Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Be, “inspired”, to make it to the World Series. Who knows? When the Reds collectively tank it, like this afternoon, you’d just as best find something else to watch, or do. I’ve got the in-laws in town, so, back to cleaning. Fabuloso is an amazing product, btw.

  58. George Culver

    Hell, they might as well have given Votto another day off.

  59. ToddAlmighty

    And Bruce continues to wonder why everyone’s having such trouble with these Brewers chumps.

  60. Sergeant2

    Back at em tomorrow, can’t win em all. A sweep would have been nice, but I can live with winning the series. Go Reds!! Adios Amigos.

  61. George Culver

    I had been considering going to today’s game. Glad I didn’t. If I had paid moneyto watch that mail in job I would have really pissed and would have been tempted to ask for my money back. Otherwise, I’m just perplexed. What the hell just happened?