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Game Thread: Pirates at Reds (2013.06.18)


The Reds hit some absolute bombs last night, especially those off the bat of Cozart, Frazier, and Bruce.  It was nice to see some big blasts and some outstanding pitching turned in last night by Leake, LeCure, Cingrani, and Chapman.  I think the Reds are setting up for a big series here with the Pirates.

Why do I say that?  Because tonight the Reds send Mat Latos to the mound to face Charlie Morton.  Mat Latos may never lose another start in his career while Mr. Morton is making only his 2nd start of the season.  The odds are in the Reds favor tonight.  It is time for the Reds to go, and GO they will!  Discuss the game here!

186 thoughts on “Game Thread: Pirates at Reds (2013.06.18)

  1. The Pirates have not lost a game that they have led after the 7th inning. Reds will have to get 3 or 4 runs in the 7th or it is over.

  2. Thom ragging on Mesoraco’s throwing. Bench could not have thrown that guy out.

    • Thom ragging on Mesoraco’s throwing. Bench could not have thrown that guy out.

      It was stolen on the pitcher, but Mesoroco has had a bunch of bad throws recently. Thom also blamed the pitcher.

  3. Is anyone actually surprised that Partch is having trouble right now? This is what happens when you make a relief pitcher throw over 50 pitches in an outing. It’s not good for them. Now he went and walked two guys in a single inning.

    • @Hank Aarons Teammate: I agree. From some of the weirdness of Latos in the first inning compared to the rest of his game to the fact that the Reds couldn’t miss the Pirates gloves. The Reds did have their chances but didn’t get the hits tonight. Cards are still losing.

    • Looks like the Reds will be shutout for the 2nd time in 4 games.

      Yes but everything’s fine, right Dusty?
      Brandon needs to sit out a few more days until he’s REALLY healthy or else move him down in the lineup. He can’t hit it out of the infield and he’s hitting cleanup.
      We’ve won the last two games that Zach has hit 8th. Shutout the last two where he’s hit 2nd. Hmm?

  4. Have the Reds won a game recently where they have gotten behind 3 or more runs early? I may be wrong but it doesn’t seem like this team has come back power this year.

  5. It must be interesting, as a fan, to always think the Reds are going to lose games.

  6. Need to buckle down tomorrow night. The Pirates are tough and scrappy. Saw a lot of posts at RLN today where I think people were taking them too lightly. Go get ’em tomorrow Reds!

    • @CharlotteNCRedsFan: You’re referring to me. I’d say I was pretty wrong about tonight’s game. I do think the Pirates are much improved, though, in general.

      • @Hank Aarons Teammate: No. You were not alone and it’s easy to do when we put a pasting on them last night. Reds need to focus like it’s playoff games the next two days. Pirates will not beat themselves.

  7. It can’t be that often that you get two guys on on wild strike 3’s, can it?

  8. New strategy: don’t be losing to the Pirates late in the game. If only the Reds had thought of that…

  9. Didn’t get to tune in but clearly the team was flat tonight. Latos should be sent to Louisville!!!

  10. I don’t understand why the Reds need to go out and get bullpen help. I think the bullpen’s fine, it has pitched poorly, but you don’t need to go out and react to every little thing that occurs. This isn’t a situation like they have Jimmy Haynes in the rotation with an ERA of 6.

    • @Hank Aarons Teammate: Great point. Just need to play smarter. Need to be ready to go at the beginning of the game. IMO, they came out flat and by the time they woke-up it was too late.

    • @Hank Aarons Teammate: Bullpen gave up 1 run in 4 innings with the back-end guys. Nothing to be ashamed of there. Hard to win when you score zero runs. Even the Nasty Boys couldn’t have helped that situation.

  11. SP & bullpen didn’t lose this game tonight, the lineup did. Pathetic display. Any way you try to sell it. That’s all. Going to happen, happened tonight. We needed the offense to come through, and they absolutely C-H-O-K-E-D. Let’s hope they reset for tomorrow. I’d like to see a nice fastball, on the back, right between Martin’s numbers, first time up, btw. Just sayin’. Oh well. GO REDS!

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