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Game Thread: Reds at Brewers (2013.08.15)

By the time the Reds and Brewers game gets underway, the Cardinals and Pirates will have concluded play. Therefore, the Reds will have gained a 1/2 game on one of those teams but have lost a 1/2 game to the other prior to play. Will the Reds be tied for 2nd at first pitch or will they be just 3 back of 1st place? The Reds have been rolling of late and there is no reason to stop now!

Tony Cingrani struck out 10 Brewers the last time he faced them. That sounds like a pretty good total to match tonight don’t ya think!? Let’s get those bats hot and keep the arms on fire boys! Discuss the game here!

266 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Brewers (2013.08.15)

  1. Gotta love Dusty when he’s trying to win. You gotta love Mes always.

  2. I know a lot of folks prefer a good 5+ run whipping but I do love close games where every little play matters.

  3. Love a very confident looking Mesoraco in mid-August and heading to September. Sweet last two outs.

  4. J. J. Hoover hasn’t given up a run since June 9. To give some context for that, that’s before Broxton even went on the DL. Broxton last gave up a run on June 13.

    • @Steve Mancuso: Every day J.J.! But he really isn’t getting tortured like he was early on. Think Dusty realized he wasn’t getting Arredondo back no matter what Hoover did? I think once Ondru came up, Hoover stopped being used as Dusty’s “no role pitch all the time guy”.

  5. Someone earlier said that they will miss Hanny next year…is he a free agent when the year is up?

    • @JAMinPA: No. He’ll play for the Reds next year. He’s at the end of a contract but he still has one more year of arbitration and team control. Free agent in 2015.

    • @JAMinPA: I said it and what I meant is that we may choose to trade him. He signed a 3-year $4MM contract in March 2011. That means he’s not arb eligible as we bought out any remaining years. With Mes coming on strong, his value may be in a trade.

  6. With Mesoraco catching Cingrani tonight, it appears that he’s now the starting catcher for three of the five starters. Official changing of the guard?

    • @Steve Mancuso: I hope it is but it might also be Dusty easing Hanigan back in, even after coming back he has taken some serious punishment back there.

    • @Sergeant2: I know the Brewers are giving out deals and food vouchers, but its amazing to me they can pull in 36,000+ on a Thursday night for a team thats 16 games out.

    • @msanmoore: I really wish Aoki had gone for second, that would have been a highlight for a long time. Ball would have been there so quick it might even have turned into a run-down play.. can you imagine that?

  7. Good tight ballgame by the Reds there, nothing sloppy and a lot of sweet defensive plays. Also that Votto guy threw the ball over the fence.

  8. And we ensure a winning road trip … anybody want to go for 3 of 4 up here in Brew Town?

  9. And no need to make the ump call it. Way to hang on, and another good win.

    • @GRF: Marshall (see Fay’s blog) is undergoing some strength tests to determine of he can start throwing again. There’s still no timetable on when Cueto resumes throwing.

  10. Just caught the 9th inning, nice job by Chapman. Aoki is such a pest – he leads the NL in batting average by a LHed hitter against LHed pitching. I know Joey had that for a while. Anyway he takes half swings, very tough to strike out. And picked the right pitch to steal second. Segura is a good fastball hitter and almost got a hold of one.

  11. The thing I am seeing of late that is encouraging is the play of Mesoraco. He really seems to be finding his stride. More energy behind the plate, swinging the bat well. He could really be a difference maker for the Reds.

  12. Yes! Five in a row means the Reds are on a roll. Lets puts the pressure on the Cards and Pirates and make it six in a row tomorrow. Ya gotta be impressed with Mesoraco with the way he played tonight and the way he has matured as a player. The more experience he gets the better he plays. Lets hope Dusty makes it a top priority to get Mesoraco as much playing time as possible. Play Mesoraco like he’s the starting catcher of the Reds, and not the backup or co-starter. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

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