I suppose the Reds have to play again tonight, don’t they?  The past few days have not been fun to watch if you are a Reds fan.  The Reds have not seemed to have much fight nor a shot at winning these games of late.  Maybe that changes today.

I am not making any guarantees today.  Well, I’ll make one.  The Reds will win again at some point this season.  Today is just as good a day as any, right!?  Discuss the game here.  And Reds, please GO!

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. I guess the congregation is getting the “Be Nice” sermon tomorrow morning after all…..

  2. Chapman hasn’t thrown from the windup since the first couple weeks of the season. Thom is asleep at the wheel.

  3. Wow, that was a strike all night.

  4. In my opinion the Reds should require that Marty does any extra innings. Brantley is not good enough to fly solo at any time, much less extra innings.

  5. Playing with fire here with Parra again.

  6. Good job Mr. Parra.

  7. I guess anyone in the bullpen at this point is playing with fire.

  8. I’d almost have rather left Parra in than see Hoover. He’s been bad luck in extra innings.

  9. C’mon, why’s the zone so small now?

  10. this home plate umpire must be hungry for dinner. Squeezing doesn’t come close to describing how bad this has been.

  11. Walk a guy with zero home runs and now have to pitch to a guy with the most home runs on the Rangers.

  12. Reds are trying hard to give this game away.

  13. For the love of God, bring in Chapman

  14. Good recovery by Hoover.

  15. If we don’t get a lead, what inning will it have to be to bring in Chapman? Maybe it’s a philisophical question.

  16. On the plus side, all the nasty guys are gone from the Rangers pen now.

  17. C’mon Todd do some damage.Go Reds!

  18. Frazier just slings the bat, Generally one handed most of the time.

  19. Bunting: The solution to all problems.

  20. Oh! No! Mes can’t bunt he’s never bunted in his career

  21. Mesoraco bunting? Dusty gonna Dusty.

  22. YEAH BABY!!!!! MEZ!!!! Huge hit there.

  23. Yes sir!!!!!!!

  24. Boom

  25. That’s more like it.

  26. He should have bunted. Way to go Mes!!!!!!!!

  27. Nice bunt. MESORACO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Mesoraco comes through! 2 run HR. Why Mes was ask to bunt is beyond me.

  29. Huge hit by mes. Reds needed someone to step up.

    Now we will see Chapman, who hasn’t pitched in a week. Let’s hope he isn’t rusty.

  30. Get Chapman up. And someone else in case he can’t throw strikes. I’m serious.

  31. No, Mitch, you can get a bunt down today because you were a pitcher. Guys who play in the MLB who have been playing since they were 5 like you say did not learn how to bunt. They probably all hit .750 in little league and took off from there.

  32. Even should the horrible happen and the Rangers come back and win this.. everyone please take a deep breath and savor that hit. It felt good.

  33. I’m trying to figure out whether to credit Baker with not making him bunt twice, or blame him for thinking he ever should have bunted in the first place.

    He tried to bunt Mesoraco a few games ago and it was horrible. Plus, I am assuming that if the bunt were successful, he’d have had Robinson against McClellan and then a lefty against Choo, but I don’t know the Rangers well enough…

  34. C’mon Chapman, Shock the world, throw all curve balls.

  35. Will we get good Bronson or bad Bronson. I mean Chapman.

  36. Double play time.

  37. Just lame, walking the leadoff hitter and missing by miles. I’ll say it again:

    1. Chapman is miscast as a closer.

    2. Trade Chapman.

  38. Catcher on first, good time to hit a ground ball.

  39. Here we go again. Please get someone else up before this goes south. The rust is blatant from under use.

  40. Obviously the Rangers hitters have been told to take all the way.

  41. Dusty has ruined Chapman. He’s not near the pitcher he was.

    • @RedForever: Really? Look, I know the consensus on this site is that Chapman is not used properly. Per fangraphs, his FIP in ’11, ’12, and ytd ’13 was 3.29, 1.55 and 2.48, respectively. With a BABIP at around 50 basis points above his average, the ’13 figures may come down a bit. Nonetheless, it may be time to consider that this is exactly the pitcher that Chapman is.

  42. The portion of the rulebook covering the strike zone has been thrown out the window tonight. No rhyme or reason.

  43. THAT’S what I’m talking about.

  44. Just what the Dr. ordered.

  45. Perhaps a season saving win. Go get ’em tomorrow Latos!!!

  46. Wicked slider for the finish, great game. Errors were ugly but when you sit down and look at it.. Leake gave up 1 earned run and then the bullpen shut them down.

  47. Mercy! Thank you Lord for a win. Time to start a winning streak!


  49. Finally! Got some good luck there with the DP as Chapman was slowing down his pitches to throw strikes (94 MPH “changeup”, according to gameday).

    A needed win, a needed hit for Mesoraco, and Chapman should be traded. When I’m hoping that Baker gets up either Partch or Ondrusek, there’s something wrong.

  50. Preach, I’d say your sermon should be, “whenever you’re down, keep your head up—Mesoraco might jack one”.

  51. Chapman now with 17 BB in 34 IP this year. Too many. Still K’ing people at ridiculous rates.

  52. Wonder if MEZ swung away to shoe Dusty the idiocy of asking him to bunt.

    If so despite the positive outcome, you can expect MEZ to be back in the doghouse. Doubt Dusty likes being shown up.

    If that was the case, that is….

    • @CI3J: Yeah, if he swung at that pitch and didn’t get that bunt down, Dusty will bench him for about the rest of the season. That’ll show him! /sarcasm off

  53. And this one belongs to the Reds. One things for sure, your not going to grow long finger nails if your a Reds fan. But all’s well that ends well. A really good win for the Reds against a good team. If the Reds can take 2 out of 3 from Texas it could be a sign of good things to come. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  54. Stupid homerun.. trying to discredit the ultimate power that is the sac bunt.

  55. Huge HR by Mesoroco. Boy did we need that one.

  56. I can hear the postgame interview now:
    Reporter: What about Mesoraco’s homerun?
    Dusty: (angry) I told him to bunt! I plan to have a long talk with him about disobeying that sign. We play for one run, not two. He had no right swinging for the fences there!

  57. Mez has been DFA’d for ignoring the bunt sign.

    (just kidding)

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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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