It’s clear the Reds need something extra and I am here to provide it.  I will be making the 4 hour drive to Cincinnati to take my family to their first Reds game of the 2013 season.  Hopefully our presence at GABP will provide that extra umph the Reds need to bring home a win.

OK, me being there won’t amount to a hill of beans, but let’s hope I see some better life out of the Reds tonight than they displayed last night!  GOOOOOO 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. A TOWERING shot by Mesoraco. 6-3 Reds bot. 8th.

  2. He’s no Johnny Bench but he is pretty damn good!!!

    • Where has this hitting been???????

      • @cincyreds14: This is what the Reds could do more often if Baker allowed big innings to develop. That cannot happen when you do stupid crap like sac bunts. It would happen more often if he didn’t do stupid crap like splitting his two best hitters because they are both left-handed. Play for the big inning every time.

    • @Y-City Jim: Hey Jim – please don’t take everything so literally – Bench had 2 MVPs by the age of 24 and had a rifle for an arm – Mez is already 25 – and is still working on his defense – plus JB could hold 6 balls in one hand – so of course he’s not!

  3. There it is. The 3 run cushion. The bottom of the order. Bring on Chapman!!!

  4. One more run and we won’t see Chapman

  5. CHOO!!!
    First non-solo shot?

  6. CHOOOOO!!!! Wreck those Cards!

  7. Chooooooooo

  8. Marty: “Michael Blazek being lit up like a Christmas tree”. Music to my ears.

  9. Pittsburgh ahead of the Rocks … looks like we’ll only pick up the game on the Birds tonight.

  10. Hot damn!!!

  11. Talk about a crappy outing.

    HR to left
    Walk a guy in an 0-25 slump
    HR crushed to right

    We will take it. Now let Chapman pitch anyway with the off day Monday.

  12. Pardon me boys, is that the Cincinnati Soo Choo. Yea! Baby! Back to back HR’s Mes & Choo 8-3 Reds bot. 8th.

  13. Off-day Monday. Chapman needs to pitch tonight no matter what.

  14. Cards announcers: that HR by Choo probably took Chapman out of this game.

  15. I think they need to start a counter of how many hittable pitches Votto sees in a game. It has to be an unimaginably low number. They keep throwing him garbage and he keeps walking.

  16. colorado into the pirate bullpen….its now 5-2 pirates, top of 8….1 out runners on 1st and 2nd

  17. and unlike the Reds recently, the Rockies can hit!

  18. Bruce looked awful in his last two ABs

  19. Ondrusek is warming up with Chappy.

  20. Paul takes a called strike at his ankles.

  21. Marty: “Three pitches, three strikeouts!”

  22. Good call to get Chapman work here.

  23. Gotta applaud the move to Chapman.

  24. Just what Chappy needed.

  25. Cards announcers saying people talk about Chapmans fastball, but his slider is nasty too.

  26. Good ol confidence boost

  27. Amazing what throwing strikes can do.

    • @Aaron: Strike guys out and this Cardinals offense isn’t nearly as lucky as they are when they put the ball in play.

  28. Cards announcers on strike 2 “that was unfair”

  29. So do we all feel better now?

    • So do we all feel better now?

      Considerably … heck, I felt good at 5-3 … but I do feel much better now.

    • @Mwv: Undoubtedly. But you can’t say enough about how important tomorrow is.

  30. Chappy didn’t look rusty there – he looked like a man on a mission.

  31. We’re gonna win the World Series!!!

  32. Complained about the handling of the sixth, so I need to counter that with compliments to Dusty for throwing Chapman in the ninth. He can be so streaky. This was a really smart way to get him back on track in time for a tighter situation. Good win tonight!

  33. Great game Mez. Just what the doctor ordered.

  34. Game balls to Cingrani, Mes, and Parra.

  35. Thank God. i can get some sleep tonight. I’ll have to go out and see the highlights!

  36. I think the crowd really pumped up the players tonight. We need more of that.

  37. D-backs fall 5-2

  38. Good job tonight!!!! I was scared after getting 0 runs after the bases were loaded w 0 outs I must admit! Isn’t worth a hill of beans unless you take the series tomorrow!!! Let’s hope the good Leake takes the hill.

  39. What do the Reds do when Johnny C comes back? Odd man out would seem to be Arroyo … just wondering because Tony C has looked tough, as has Leake, Bailey and Latos.

  40. After last nights good old butt whippin’ this game was especially enjoyable. Lets get em again tomorrow. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  41. That was fun. Let’s do it again.

  42. Yep lets get them tomorrow for a series win!

  43. I sure will miss when Hanigan returns, and Mesoraco goes on the bi-monthly plan.

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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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