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Game Thread: Giants at Reds (2013.07.03)

OK, I think the Reds got a little bit of revenge in last night.  Of course as someone stated in the game thread, true revenge won’t come unless the Reds defeat the Giants in a playoff series.  That may or may not happen, so let’s just focus on sweeping this particular series against the Giants in Cincinnati.

Just for the record, throughout the late innings last night, I constantly said the word no-hitter, talked about the no-hitter, and was texting about the no-hitter.  Strange thing happened, my actions did not ruin the no-hitter.  So with that said, I feel like Tony Cingrani may keep the Giants hitless yet again tonight!

OK, that may be a lofty goal.  Let’s just focus on keeping the Giants scoreless for another game so the Reds can win again.  Oh yeah, I think tonight is Todd Frazier bobblehead night so feel free to send one of those babies to your favorite game thread editor! Go Reds!

286 thoughts on “Game Thread: Giants at Reds (2013.07.03)

  1. Wow, in catching up I was “treated” to that play where Mesoraco made another freaking out on the bases. He looked like one of the three stooges on that one.

  2. Reds need to win soon, you would think that Hoover is only good for one innings and Partch being the last guy in the bullpen won’t last long.

    This Giants offense really stinks though…in this series so far at least.

  3. Manny Parra would still be available if Baker or any of his staff knew the rules of baseball (or the umps for that matter).

  4. Maybe I think this every year, but we’ve gotta be on pace to set a record for extra inning games this season…

  5. Off topic, but can someone tell me why the Brewers are willing to shop Gallardo and not Lohse? By selling Gallardo, they are signaling for rebuild mode, but Lohse is not there for rebuilding. I really think the Brewers signed him because they were going to “win” this year.

    Eh, maybe I should just shut up and let them trade their best pitcher.

  6. The crowd will go home happy tonight no matter what happens. Free LaRosa’s pizza. I sure do miss LaRosa’s steak hoagies. I might commit a felony in order to get some Skyline Chili.

  7. Whether or not we have actually played more innings than anyone else this year, I guarantee we’ve played more HOURS. Sheesh this team is exhausting.

  8. I wanna see a replay of that play at first. Look like the throw took the 1st baseman off the base.

  9. It makes me sad when those expensive diamond seats end up empty before the game is over

  10. Just now had a chance to sign on (I popped the question to the girlfriend tonight! And yes she said yes lol) but I assume someone called out Thom for finally noticing Chapman is pitching from the stretch. He’s been doing almost all year. Ridiculous.

  11. Wow, that Abreu had a great AB vs Chapman but that one vs Hoover, he just swung at that pitch that you say, “why would you throw that on 1-2, because it’s so high he’ll never swing”.

  12. What better way than a walk-off by Frazier on Todd Frazier bobblehead night.

  13. One of the few guys that can win the game with one swing of the bat, and Dusty has him bunt. Pure genius.

  14. That’s why you don’t sit Choo against lefties. He needs to see them to hit them.

  15. Great job by Choo!

    Dusty Baker is really the most non-cerebral manager I’ve seen this side of Ron Washington. I mean, really, bunting your two righties that can probably hit a guy who cannot get righties out, to bring up Hanigan and his .190 average followed by Choo? Really?

  16. Pardon me boys is that the Cincinnati Soo Choo! Wooooohooo! Reds win Reds win thhhhheeee Reds Win. May have been a long game, but the Tortoise crossed the finish line first. Lets get em again tomorrow. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  17. Javier Lopez career, vs righties .814 OPS, vs lefties .609 OPS. Can we get Dusty a subscription to Baseball Reference?

    All in all, I love seeing Choo get a hit off perhaps the toughest LOOGY in the league. But the process was idiotic.

  18. It seems amazing this team is now 7-7 in extras; it seems like extras have been disastrous this year. But I guess not.

  19. Also, I’m guessing that Mr. Leake is going to pitch a lot of innings tomorrow.

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