I am still waiting for someone to tell me that Joey Votto’s ball actually cleared the while last night and that was all just a nightmare. It does not appear anyone is going to tell me that and the Reds actually did lose that game last night with that ending.

The Reds will be back at it tonight, looking to defeat the Brewers and get a much needed win. After the month of July started off with such promise, sweeping the San Francisco Giants and starting 3-0, the Reds have slid to 4-3 on the month and continue to find themselves looking up at two teams in the standings. Tony Cingrani will look to be the man that gets the Reds the win.

Go Reds!

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. Cingrani at 100 pitches.

  2. Bad call, but I like the aggressive base running move. Cingrani is solid for the most part but NOBODY can hit worth spit tonight (again).

  3. Baker would have protested but he was busy changing toothpicks.

    • Baker would have protested but he was busy changing toothpicks.

      Baker needs to go out and make a scene. He is the most emotionless manager I have ever seen. Bring back Lou!

      • Baker needs to go out and make a scene.He is the most emotionless manager I have ever seen.Bring back Lou!

        Lou would be all over them.

  4. Par for the course with this team. No hitting, no luck and no breaks.

  5. Just terrible. When is MLB going to get into the 21st century and get replay?

  6. @Sergeant2: Is there any other kind? Racoons can be mean customers. Just the job for Turtle Man!

  7. The Reds get robbed of a homerun two nights in a row. This one by the umpire.

  8. Nothing left to do but blow out Cingrani’s arm. (I joke, I joke)

  9. Cingrani has pitched a great game. Struggled through some location issues but he has a real talent for missing bats.

  10. If the Reds aren’t careful, they will be 9 or 10 games out at the break. That is scary.

  11. The funk appears to continue…

  12. Cingrani is at 107 pitches, he still looks strong to me, but I wouldn’t want to risk pushing him at this stage of the game. Bullpen has been good lately. Whats the call y’all.

  13. Like the late great Colonel Sanders once said. ” I’m too drunk, to taste this chicken.”

  14. @Mwv: Pitching isn’t a problem but they may have to trade some of it to get the offense going. This is starting to look more & more like a trend.

  15. @MarvinBakerDustyLewis: Not funk in a good, George Clinton kind of way, funk in a lose to poor teams kind of way…

  16. A’s 2, Pie-Rats 1, 6th inning
    Cards 7, Astros 0, 6th inning

  17. @CharlotteNCRedsFan:

    I wouldn’t call that bad baserunning. First of all, he’s the fastest guy on the roster. Second, there were two outs, and the way this offense has been going you have to take a chance there. Third, he was actually safe and the call was bad.

    • @CharlotteNCRedsFan:

      I wouldn’t call that bad baserunning. First of all, he’s the fastest guy on the roster. Second, there were two outs, and the way this offense has been going you have to take a chance there. Third, he was actually safe and the call was bad.

      I agree. I liked the aggressiveness even if he would have been out on a close play. And he actually was safe on the replay.

      But it’s another sign that karma is against this team when you factor in Robinson getting thrown out and Votto’s HR being snagged last night.

  18. (I joke to keep from crying) Things are so bad with the Reds offense that Walt had a trade deal in place to acquire Stanton from the Marlins, and Stanton refused saying he’d rather play for Miami. D’oh!

  19. Cingrani did his part tonight, I really like this kid.

  20. The Brewers pitcher for tomorrow afternoons game has an ERA of 12.79

    • The Brewers pitcher for tomorrow afternoons game has an ERA of 12.79

      He will probably pitch a 3 hit shutout the way the Reds bats are right now.

    • The Brewers pitcher for tomorrow afternoons game has an ERA of 12.79

      They were pitching a guy with a 2.50 e.r.a., but seeing how the Reds hitters struggle against pitchers with crummy e.r.a.’s they brought in the guy with the worst one they could find. Reds will probably get no-hit.

  21. @mdgwsu: I know but for a couple of months now it seems they are “all” outs. Wasn’t a bad decision, you’re right; but this still a horrible base running club of historical significance. Of course, that is just one man’s opinion. This team is just God-awful slow.

  22. Awful. Just awful. It’s like a disease has enveloped the team.

  23. Well we might score 14 tomorrow and the argument on offensive consistency can rage on…

  24. Wow, is Wily Peralta really gonna throw a Shutout against us?

  25. Regardless of what Choo does to lead off, you can not let Cozart hit for himself next inning. I think you have to pinch hit Frzier there and give Votto a chance with a guy on.

    This really feels like the low point of the season here. It would be great to steal this game and beat up on a bad pitcher tomorrow. Losing back to back series against Seattle and the Brewers would be terrible.

    • Regardless of what Choo does to lead off, you can not let Cozart hit for himself next inning. I think you have to pinch hit Frzier there and give Votto a chance with a guy on.

      This really feels like the low point of the season here. It would be great to steal this game and beat up on a bad pitcher tomorrow. Losing back to back series against Seattle and the Brewers would be terrible.

      Especially with the NL East leading Braves up next. They have to be licking their chops.

  26. @mdgwsu: Yeah, I watched that replay.. and they didn’t do a slow motion view on the tag, but it certainly looked like he was safe, if only by a half second.

  27. When I look at the Reds lineup, i just don’t see anyone that scares me, if I was an opposing pitcher. The Reds really miss Ludwick.

  28. Blame this all on Walt JOKE-rrty.

    We as Reds fan are going to regret his presence as GM for years – empties the minors of talent and rehired Dusty.

    The Reds have a list of needs as long as Mount Evans:

    1. GM
    2. Manager
    3. Batting Coach
    4. Players that will listen to their hitting coach
    5. A vociferous team leader
    6. Improved team speed
    7. A CF who doesn’t look like my grandmother hitting against LHP
    8. Disciplined hitters
    9. …

    Reds DONE!!

    • Blame this all on Walt JOKE-rrty.

      We as Reds fan are going to regret his presence as GM for years – empties the minors of talent and rehired Dusty.

      The Reds have a list of needs as long as Mount Evans:

      1. GM
      2. Manager
      3. Batting Coach
      4. Players that will listen to their hitting coach
      5. A vociferous team leader
      6. Improved team speed
      7. A CF who doesn’t look like my grandmother hitting against LHP
      8. Disciplined hitters
      9. …

      Reds DONE!!

      I don’t blame this as much on Uncle Walt, even though yes, he does have some blame for it. After all, you can’t blame Walt for injuries of Cueto, Broxton, and Marshall. You can’t blame Walt when the coaches can’t teach a player how to hit a baseball. That goes to Baker and Joke-oby. Baker got extended because of two reasons, in no particular order: 1) Uncle Bob likes him, and 2) the team was more successful last season than the season before. That should have been no reason to keep Joke-oby around, though. This guy has literally done nothing with this offense. Just examples, two of his and Baker’s protegies, Stubbs is hitting 248/300 with the Indians with his K’s way down from the last 2 seasons, Gomes is hitting 235/330 with his K rate way down after batting 262/377 last season with the A’s. Joke-oby and Bakerman couldn’t get them hitting a beach ball on a batting tee.

  29. Reds are past due for a come from behind victory. Go Reds!!!!!!

  30. What happened to the reply option? All you get is the quote option if you want to reply.

    Mods? Mods? Are you there?

  31. @Eric: Lower right hand corner.

  32. @Kyle: Just wait for the massacre this week-end by the Braves (get it – massacre?).

  33. @Eric: Just scroll down to the lower right hand corner of the post you want to reply to.

  34. @CharlotteNCRedsFan:

    It does seem like this team has been picked off quite a few times this year. And I was in the ballpark when Lutz got caught sleeping and ran to third on a fly ball with one out, and last week when Mesoraco got thrown out at home when he kept starting and stopping. The lack of accountability for this stuff is pretty frustrating.

    I think that the team is just on a rough stretch right now and eventually things will start to even themselves out. I sure hope so anyway.

    • @CharlotteNCRedsFan:

      It does seem like this team has been picked off quite a few times this year. And I was in the ballpark when Lutz got caught sleeping and ran to third on a fly ball with one out, and last week when Mesoraco got thrown out at home when he kept starting and stopping. The lack of accountability for this stuff is pretty frustrating.

      I think that the team is just on a rough stretch right now and eventually things will start to even themselves out. I sure hope so anyway.

      Well not to scare anybody, but stuff like this can snowball in the wrong direction and go on a long time. Guys start pressing trying to do too much and things get all out of whack.

      I’m concerned.

  35. Here we go boys, its do or die. Sound the charge bugler:CHARGE!! C’mon Reds lets go!

  36. Well, at least Chapman will be nice and rested for the ASG.

  37. So… the Reds are about to get complete game shutout by Wily 5-9, 5.27 ERA Peralta

  38. Cubs crushing the Angels. Cubs thinking about jumping over the Reds in the standings. LOL

  39. My gosh, Cozart looks bad.

    • My gosh, Cozart looks bad.

      In a 3 hit complete game shutout by Wily Peralta, does ANYONE actually look good?

  40. Did I miss something – is Frazier hurt? If not, WHY didn’t our alleged “manager” pinch hit him for Cozart? In fact, why let Cozart bat at all in the 9th? This stinks.

    • Did I miss something – is Frazier hurt? If not, WHY didn’t our alleged “manager” pinch hit him for Cozart? In fact, why let Cozart bat at all in the 9th? This stinks.

      Why let him bat in a game, at all.

  41. Votto at least understands his job there.

  42. @Robert:
    True that.

  43. @nvilleredsfan: Just noticed?

  44. Dusty looks like he is asleep.

  45. @ToddAlmighty: Good point but I was merely commenting on that AB. He swung at some pitches way out of the strike zone.

  46. @cincyreds14: I’ve only been watching the last 2 innings, so I missed out on all of the lovely AB’s earlier… 🙂

  47. 16-19 since June 1st. UGH. 8-12 in our last 20 games.

    Quick! Trade for Willie Peralta!

  48. A CG shutout by Wily Peralta. Unbelievable……low point of the season.

  49. Lowlights of tonight’s game:
    – Logan Schaefer gets his 1st career homerun
    – Brewers get 1st complete game shutout since April 10, 2011

  50. This is just a bad team right now. no excuses. There needs to be a whole lot of looking in the mirror and see how they can fix this.

    And that includes Jocketty and the rest of the organization.

    • This is just a bad team right now.no excuses.There needs to be a whole lot of looking in the mirror and see how they can fix this.

      And that includes Jocketty and the rest of the organization.

      Agreed. The players have to first. So many talk of the guys needing a fire lit underneath them. I just don’t see Bakerman being that guy. He’s a guy that’s more like, “It’s a long season. We will get our run.” Remember the “It’ll come. It’ll come” stuff from 2 years ago, if I recall correctly? Geez, I don’t think Bakerman could light a fire underneath these guys if he had a flamethrower and a year’s supply of his toothpickes piled in front of him.

  51. Meanwhile, the Cards are beating up the ‘Stros tonight. Cards have the Astros, Cubs and Padres coming up. No time for the Reds to be losing to bad teams.

  52. Oh Milton……

  53. After watching that replay on Robinson’s play at the plate, I am really shocked that Dusty didn’t get out of the dugout and at least make a stink about that call. I know it wouldn’t make a difference but I would think he would want to show his player he’s sticking up for him. Tough night tonight.

  54. Every Reds hitter except Votto swung at the first pitch in that inning. From watching the Reds in their at bats you would think they never read scouting reports or watch film of the pitcher they will be facing next.

  55. @YorktownRed: There have been so many low points to the Reds season, how can someone say this was the low point. They often have 5 dead spots in their line-up (more than 50% – SS, 3B, CF, C, P) The Reds simply keep laying the same egg. And, once again, this team is a mess. It is only now that it is becoming acute. Oh, I forgot another disaster to include on my earlier list – the left side of the Reds infield (Cozart and Frazier).

  56. After all the games played tonight, Reds have slipped to the 8th best record in baseball after having the third or fourth best record for so long.

  57. Gonna go watch my Rockies, at least their hitting doesn’t look like little leaguers.

  58. @Robert: Right on Robert, right on (and it begins with JOKE-rrty and Baker)!

  59. @cincyreds14: I’ll say it again. Getting only 3 hits against Wily Peralta is the low point this season. Sure, there have been bad horrible losses (Pittsburgh multiple times, Arizona, ESPN St. Louis game, etc, etc.). The Brewers are BAD. Fortunately, there is a silver lining (Tony Cingrani’s performance). But make no mistake about it, this was a bad loss.

  60. I look at tonight’s loss as just one step closer in Dusty being fired. I think 8 straight losses heading into the ASB will allow Walt to fire Dusty.

  61. They won’t fire Dusty during the season.

    But if this team falls out of contention and misses the postseason, I see changes coming.

  62. Whats happening to the Reds is beyond Dusty’s grasp, I’ll leave it at that. Well, back at em tomorrow, and hopefully the beginning of a turnaround for the Reds bats. Just as the band played on I’ll keep rooting for my beloved Redlegs until the rising water drowns me out. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  63. @YorktownRed: I definitely agree Yorktown – just making a point that it has simply had a snowball’s effect – wait till this week-end’s series with the Braves – this is all on Mr. JOKE and Dusty. Biggest mistake happened when the one rehired the other (Reds were DOOMED). Case closed and good night.

    • @YorktownRed: I definitely agree Yorktown – just making a point that it has simply had a snowball’s effect – wait till this week-end’s series with the Braves – this is all on Mr. JOKE and Dusty.Biggest mistake happened when the one rehired the other (Reds were DOOMED).Case closed and good night.

      I don’t think Walt wanted to bring Baker back. Baker is an Uncle BC favorite.

  64. And I saw where Jay Bruce was sitting in the dugout tonight (not sure – maybe the 7th or 8th inning) yuking it up. As a long time Little League baseball coach – you would never see that – it would never, ever happen – especially when your team is not winning and hitting like little girls, swinging wildly at the 1st pitch, without a hint of discipline. Not really sure if these guys care about anything else but their fat wallet.

  65. @Eric: Just like Waterloo, by that time it is going to be a little too late (Dusty should never, ever have been back – NEVER!!). No DISCIPLINE – NADA!!

  66. @nvilleredsfan: Great point nvilleredsfan – have you seen Dusty’s palatial estate in northern CA:

    http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/dusty-bakers-house/view/?service=0

    All fatcats (nothing wrong with $ – but it sure makes it easy to get LAZY!!).

  67. I have got to ask, just what to Joke-oby and Bakerman do to help make players better batters? I’m sorry, but not only don’t I see better techniques, but I don’t see better mindsets, better anything. Someone asked earlier if the Reds even have looked at recent scouting reports on the players they are facing that night. I don’t think Bakerman and Joke-oby know what those are, either that or know how to use them. Do we even have scouting reports on these other players?

    Trying to step back for a second, I have said I believe I have seen improvement in Bruce this season. At least, the last time I looked, he was hitting 300+ against left handers and going the opposite way very well. But, his K’s are way up, on pace for 192 for the season. But, where else? Choo has almost dropped off the face of the earth, batting 242 since May 1 (at least he still has an OBP of 386). Cozart, nothing better. Votto, nothing better since he has little in front of him and now an injured player behind him. I doubt Ludwick would make so much of a difference for this style of play that we would never be going through this. Frazier, nothing better. LF filler, nothing better. BP, started great, along with Votto and Choo, batting 214/270 since May 1. The catchers aren’t any better. And, managerial decisions aren’t any better.

    And, we are relying on Baker to turn this around? We are relying on Baker to actually get emotional and light a fire under these guys? I certainly hope not.

  68. We started the season 14 games above 0.500 ball through May 28. Since then, we are 3 games under (not including tonight).

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