2013 Reds / Game Thread

Game Thread: Mariners at Reds (2013.07.07)

The Reds look to capture the series with a win against the Mariners today.  Go Reds!

Reds Lineup:
Choo 8
Cozart 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 7
Frazier 5
Heisey 7
Hanigan 2
Arroyo 1

210 thoughts on “Game Thread: Mariners at Reds (2013.07.07)

  1. That was a great pitch to Votto. It is times like these when I struggle to respect RLN’s no cursing policy. Daggone. Daggone. Daggone.

    • Also, I find myself very curious what our stats look like vs. LHP this year.

      Reds are 8th in wRC+ in mlb against LH

  2. Reds have scored double digits in 8 games this year. In 6 of the following games, the Reds have scored 2 or fewer runs.

    • @Hunt4RedsOctober: Now there’s something this team is consistent at. It kind of figures, though. They’ve have a ton of low-run games, especially since the last week of May. And they’re vulnerable to lefties, with so few good righty hitters (1, that is).

  3. It was about a year ago when Joe Saunders and the Arizona Diamondbacks led the Reds 6-0 in Cincinnati, and it was early in Votto’s absence, I think. At any rate, the Reds came back and won 7-6, so lets get ’em again today!

  4. Yawn…again. I’m going to take a nap. Someone shake my computer when the Reds score.

  5. Just wondering, read where in Jim Mallony’s second no hitter he threw 186 pitches, what would happen today if a pitcher threw that many pitches in a game?

  6. Simon in the bullpen … Couldn’t have pinch hit for Arroyo if he had only one more inning in him, anyway?

    By the way, when did Chapman last pitch?

    • Simon in the bullpen … Couldn’t have pinch hit for Arroyo if he had only one more inning in him, anyway?

      By the way, when did Chapman last pitch?

      Chapman has pitched 1 inning in July

  7. This Saunders is an AMAZING talent! I wonder if he will be available at the deadline…

  8. This game/series is making me nervous for the second half of the year. No way we should be losing a series at home to the M’s and the likes of Harang, Bonderman, and Saunders.

  9. This team doesn’t look like they even want to be here. I’ve been saying that a lot lately. That is on the manager. This team needs a manager who isn’t afraid to get in peoples faces. There is no excuse for making scrub pitchers look like Nolan Ryan every single friggin night. Enough is enough. This team gets harder to watch every day.

      • Saunders ERA was almost 5 heading into the game.. He is a scrub. 2 runs off Harang whose Era is almost 5 as well. These at-bats are PATHETIC.

        • @EastCoastVibes: Reds are a mess – been saying it for over 2 months – the Reds biggest problem was bringing Dusty back this year with problem #2 employing a horrible hitting(?)coach. Who decided to bring old Dusty back this year anyway (THE REDS VACANT OWNER?> – because that will be the day the Reds dread until this team is BLOWN UP over the next year and a half!

        • 100% agree. Bringing Dusty back was a slap in the face to all of us. Especially how quick the decision was made after the way the season ended. I could write a book on the stupidity, I witness every single night….and this is going back to 2010 after they clinched the division and Dusty decides to rest everyone instead of improving the playoff seed. What happened? You now get to face Halladay, Lee and Hamels in a 5 game series.

    • This team doesn’t look like they even want to be here. I’ve been saying that a lot lately. That is on the manager. This team needs a manager who isn’t afraid to get in peoples faces. There is no excuse for making scrub pitchers look like Nolan Ryan every single friggin night. Enough is enough. This team gets harder to watch every day.

      Teams always look that way when they aren’t scoring runs.

  10. Dusty needs to start Heisey for the next 10 games. Let him play every day. He looks much better than earlier this year. And about twice as good as Robinson does right now.

    • @dg44: I’d be curious what the longest number of consecutive starts is that Heisey has ever had. He’s had spurts where he would be the primary guy, but I doubt he’s ever had 10 consecutive starts. Maybe when Stubbs was hurt last summer? …

    • I would have had Mesoroco hit for Hanigan there.

      Would not have a back up catcher then.

        • So. How many times does that ever come into play?

          I agree. Dusty would not agree with us.

        • @BigRedMike: I’m not saying we should or shouldn’t have hit Devin in that position. But, Baker can’t let that handcuff him. It would be similar to only pitching Chapman in save situations (which entirely surprised me today that Baker had Chapman pitch while we were down). By doing that, Baker effectively makes our pen one pitcher short if it isn’t a save situation. By limiting the backup catcher from coming into a game, Baker essentially limits us to playing one man down since he would only bring in that player in case of an injury essentially. Baker does need to be more open to bringing Devin into games he doesn’t start, as well as Ryan into games he doesn’t start.

          Now, as for today, it could have been Devin’s back was still getting to him. If so, fine. But, what about all the other times? So much talk about no right handed bat on the bench. I do believe Devin and Hanigan are both right handed batters. Or, does Baker even have an emergency catcher? I remember Janish was the emergency catcher while he was here.

  11. Cubs have a 2-0 lead on the Pirates, going to the 4th. … Cards leading the Marlins 3-1, also in the fourth.

  12. As bad as Robinson has been lately his AVG/OBP .255/.331 are excellent when compared to the unquestioned #2 hole hitter, .236/.265. Chew on that…

  13. Pretty weak effort by the Reds.

    This is really a bad series loss. The Reds cannot afford to continue to lose series to inferior teams.

  14. Just a bunch of mental midgets who can’t overcome adversity. Does this team EVER come from behind to win games?? I guess this is what 3rd place feels like…

    • @Richard Fitch: Maybe that’s how Dusty decides when to use Chapman, depending on how hungry he is. 8 strikeouts or more + hungry = bring on Chapman.

  15. Love to see the sliders. Hate to see them in such a meaningless situation.

  16. Terrible series loss. Facing a bad team, at home, and going against three below average starting pitchers. Not much else to say.

  17. Phillips is awful since the injury. We basically are starting two Zach Cozarts. Low average horrible OBP.

    • @dg44: And Dusty Baker’s thinking about the lineup remains mired in stagnation. His only “innovation” is to bat DRob first and Choo second sometimes against LHP. Big deal.

      Mariners jumpstarted their bats (a bit) this series by changing their lineup around.

  18. Don’t look now, but here come the Nationals. After today they will be just 4 out of the wild card. They’ve had more injuries than the Reds this year.

  19. Way to go down fighting boys. Great at-bats today. Body language says it all. This team needs a major change. Jacoby must go, because we all know Dusty isn’t. If I sucked at my job, I wouldn’t have a job anymore. There is NO exuse, for a team with this much talented scoring 1 run off a guy who should be pitching for the Long Island Ducks This team is NOT GOOD, and it’s sad.

    • @AnnapolisHoosier: The other thing about that is that the Reds have faced a lot of lefty starters during that time. Reds just have to hang with them.

    • Since June 7 (last 30 days)

      Phillips is 20-104, Cozart 22-101

      Phillips has a lot of RBI, so he must be great

    • @AnnapolisHoosier: Yeah, and Cozart recently stated in a Cincy Enquirer article what he’s been doing recently to improve his hitting. What’s that Zach, closing your eyes?

  20. I will give the Reds line up credit. They sure can make average pitchers look good.

  21. Five pitches in the 9th inning. Five. Two guys swinging at 1-0 pitches, and one at the first pitch. Ridiculous. Were they all planning to hit two-run homers?

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