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Game Thread: Reds at Diamondbacks

Tonight, the Reds begin a three game series with the Diamondbacks. Coming off a split with Pittsburgh, I feel like the Reds need to take two of three from the Diamondbacks. Need is not really a good word to use in June, but as we’ve discussed here on RN, this is a very difficult stretch for our beloved Redlegs and they can’t lose or split every series. They need some wins.

Tonight’s game is an opportunity to start off on the right foot as Reds’ ace Johnny Cueto (4-0, 2.08) goes up against a Wade Miley (4-6, 4.64) who hasn’t been nearly as good this year as he was last year. The lineup is below. Use this thread to cheer on the Reds. Though, like me, I’m sure many of you will be in bed before this one wraps up (hooray for small children!).

Go Reds.

1. Derrick Robinson LF
2. Shin-Soo Choo CF
3. Joey Votto 1B
4. Brandon Phillips 2B
5. Jay Bruce RF
6. Todd Frazier 3B
7. Zack Cozart SS
8. Ryan Hanigan C
9. Johnny Cueto RHP

192 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Diamondbacks

  1. Unfortunately, I think I’ll be DVR’ing this one and watching first thing in the morning. Especially since I won’t have a game to watch on Saturday as the local Fox station here is showing the Rangers/Cardinals game.

  2. Where do all these friggin LH starting pitchers come from that everyone keeps throwing at the Reds ❗ ❓

  3. The sophomore slump hit Miley a lot harder than it hit Frazier.

  4. Something is just not right in Redland this season. These are suppose to be the defensive stalwarts on the team…

    8 errors => Votto
    6 errors => Cozart
    5 errors => Phillips

    This is decidedly not Reds baseball, the way Reds fans have come to expect baseball on the banks of the Ohio River to be played.

      • @Jason Linden: But the Reds need to tighten up in fielding & base running. If we can call what the Reds do “base running”. Outside of DRob, this is a station-to-station team. Hopefully the Reds are accepting of this fact and don’t run themselves out of opportunities. Dusty needs to be on his game tonight so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  5. Yankees signed OF Corey Patterson to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
    Patterson, 33, was released by the Mariners earlier this month after batting just .175/.224/.270 over 19 games at the Triple-A level. He hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2011 and will continue to provide organizational depth.

  6. Love having Choo & Votto back to back. Should be at least a couple opportunities for BP, Jay & Frazier to drive in some runs. I don’t know about 2 out 3, 3 out of 3, etc. but a win tonight would be great. Should be battle and I hope the Reds are ready to fight the good fight. They will need to. Good Reds!!!

  7. Speaking of former Reds SS’s, I’m interested to see how Mr. Gregorius looks this series…..if I can stay awake long enough to watch, that is.

  8. I really, really like the order of this lineup. I also hope that Frazier isn’t letting getting pulled from games mess with his head. (psyche) Go Reds!! Hopefully the Reds have Turtle Man on standby in case these Diamondbacks get out of hand. Go Reds!!

  9. As has been the case lately, the Reds miss a golden opportunity, then fall behind.

    It be nice to see the Reds pound someone and get out to a nice lead.

    • @RedForever: With the Choo/Votto combo, I would expect they get another opportunity, at least. Have to figure a way to capitalize. Definitely a bad break for BP but we have seen similar movies. Time for a change.

  10. I”ve got the Rangers/Cards on MLB Network, the Reds/D-Backs on MLB.TV, and, shortly, I’ll have Pirates/Angels on Fox Sports West. What game will be the most competitive?

    • @wildwestLV: I got the Rangers-Cards on T.V. and the Cincinnati Redlegs @ Arizona Rattlesnakes on mlb.com t.v. subscription. Awesome! Go Reds!

  11. Nice to see a hit right through the middle on the diamond. Be great to see a lot more of that in the future.

  12. Wow. Johnny is getting hit hard. Glad Choo was able run that down.

  13. Hanigan has been sufficiently bad at the plate this year that everyone’s forgotten that Mesoraco is a disappointment at the plate himself.

  14. Diamondbacks are definitely hitting the ball hard against Cueto, but sometimes it takes Cueto a couple innings to get in a groove, but when he does, he’s a joy to watch.

    • @RedForever: Your just speaking out of frustration, right? You don’t really think the game is over and the Reds lost after 2 innings do you.

      • @Sergeant2: Judge thee by their actions. Red will be here in the 8th even if we are down by 5 or 6 runs. He loves the gloom & doom routine.

  15. Johnny has only given up 3 runs twice this season before tonight. This is scary. Hope he is okay physically.

  16. Only have access to Game day on my phone, but looks like Johnny is all over the place on the pitch-by-pitch. Hopefully he’ll settle down and the Reds can get him some run support.

  17. Based on the first two innings today, I project a .450 clip the rest of the season.

  18. Am I nuts or is the home plate ump’s strike zone vanishingly small? I’m not really complaining, as it seems to be applied equally, but still….

  19. Glad to see the Reds sacrificed losing the winning game in the Pittsburgh series with preparing for the West Coast trip. Pittsburgh did not. 3-0 Bucs/Angels.

  20. That was pitch number 45 for Wade Miley; his effectiveness may start slipping, as he holds opposing hitters to a .186 average in the first 45 pitches but they hit .408 off him after that.

  21. Watching the Cards & Rangers: Matheny doesn’t screw around. He yanked Lyons in the 2nd when the Rangers tied it up @ 3 (in the SECOND!) and then yanked Joe Kelly the second it went to 4-4. All business.

  22. I could be wrong, but I think we have Cardinals fan on the thread posing as a Reds fan. Even if they’re not a Cardinals fan, they’re certainly not a Reds fan. Can I get an Amen.

    • @Sergeant2: Don’t know if this is aimed at me, but (and I’ve NEVER had a problem w/ Sarge) I can appreciate the sense of urgency Matheny has, even before the mythical All-Star Break, vs. our own skipper. That’s all. NEVER a Cardinal fan. Just frustrated. And NO disrespect.

  23. I like how Joey talks to other teams’ base runners. Asks them how to get hits. Wished the rest of the lineup did that.

  24. Time to put up a crooked number. Is it me or does JC’s pitches appear to have little if any movement tonight?

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