The Reds will look to go for the series win in today’s matinee tilt against Arizona.  The Reds will send their ace Mat Latos to the mound to try and extend the lead in the Wild Card race and try to trim a half game off the deficit in the division before the Cardinals and Pirates even take to the field.  It sure would be nice to have a win under our belt by 4 PM and be able to sit back and cheer for the Braves and Giants wouldn’t it?

But before we can cheer for those two teams to beat our division mates, we must first cheer on our beloved Redlegs.  And to do so today means getting creative at work.  For me, that requires loading up MLB.tv, rotating my computer monitor away from the door, turning the volume down low, and ignoring my job duties.  If I get caught, then, I guess I’ll tell my boss to shove it.  The Reds are in a playoff chase and they need my support!!

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. Free run!!! Thank you.

  2. Reds score on another wild pitch. Wow!

  3. Joey Votto doesn’t get paid to walk!

  4. LeCure for the save?

  5. So the bunt worked…lol

  6. Clutch!

  7. That was silly. If the Dbacks were going to walk Votto anyway, why risk the wild pitch with a guy on third? We’ll take it though.

    My guess is LeCure will pitch the 9th.

  8. Diamondbacks gonna Cub. We’ll take that go ahead run all day long. Go Reds!

  9. Would Dusty let Latos keep going?

  10. Joey needs to steal again.

  11. That’s one of the most absurd shifts I’ve ever seen.

    • @al: Bruce Ks on ball 4. Oh well. Got the run.

      Start with Latos on a short leash?

  12. Does Will Harris only have one type of pitch?

  13. In the last 20 hours, Choo and Votto have gotten on base 13 times combined. Every other Cincinnati Red has gotten on base 14 times combined.

    • @prjeter: In other words, expect the Choo-less 2014 offense to look more like Pittsburgh’s than STL’s

  14. I leave Latos in. He can be his own closer.

  15. LeCure over Latos, who only has 102 pitches, WTF?

  16. Yikes! This scares the heck out of me.

  17. Squeezed on the first pitch. Poor LeCure. I was hoping Latos would come out. 103 pitches isn’t too much.

    • @rightsaidred: It’s awfully late in the season. 103 pitches might have taken more out of him on a hot day in late August than it would have in, say, May.

  18. BAD MOVE TO TAKE OUT LATOS

  19. According to Gameday the ump has contracted the strike zone for LeCure. Ugh

  20. Great to see Latos get that ERA under 3! Now sitting at a cool 2.93!

  21. Baker has blown this game by removing Latos. Why not Simon instead of LeCure?

  22. People have preached that anyone can close. Well, here we go.

  23. Goldschmidt has been on fire…

  24. This umps strikezone has been all over the place.

  25. When Chapman has a rough outing there’s a lot of trade Chapman or put him in the rotation and let LeCure close comments. Lets see what LeCure can do.

  26. stomach is in knots . . .

  27. The Reds gave the D-Backs every chance to win yesterday, their doing it again today. Tighten up Reds.

  28. Cardiac Reds…..

  29. Sure would be nice to get a call on a borderline pitch.

  30. Sweet!!!

  31. Nice pitch, wow!

  32. GREAT PITCH

  33. HUGE K. I would put it backwards but I don’t know how to do that.

  34. The strike three call on Kubel was the first time the entire game the umpire has called that low strike.

  35. I’ve been one of the people who’s said LeCure could close. I’m glad to see him get the shot. He’s a very smart pitcher and has very good control. Mostly, that’s what I want from a closer.

  36. Hey, Sarge: What’s the crowd count?

  37. Sam is LeCure!

    Huge win.

  38. Nicely done LeCloser!!!!

  39. Way to go, Sammy.

  40. ball game. never doubted it. haha

  41. Breathing again…nice job Sammy

  42. That aboy Sammy! First major league save. I guess anyone can save games!

  43. HOLLA!!!!!!! 3 of 4 from a quality Arizona team. Now we can relax for the rest of the day and cheer on SF & ATL.

  44. Aaaaaand exhale.

  45. Tough save situation for LeCure. One run lead. Heart of the D-Back’s lineup. Good job from him.

    Latos comes through with another great start.

  46. Now I can go back to rooting for the D-Backs — who will knock the Cardinals out of the second wild card slot…

    • @renbutler: I live in AZ and am a huge fan of the Dbacks so I’m right there with ya. 8 games will be difficult to overcome though.

  47. Baker has blown this game by removing Latos.

    I guess not…

  48. Latos for 8, and LeCure for one. I love it.

  49. Baptism under fire, LeCure gets his first major league save. Man I feel like I just walked across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, that game was intense. Really good win for the Reds. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  50. I haven’t felt this good about the Reds since May. Huge 3 out of 4 series against a good team playing for their lives.

    Go Reds!!!!!!

  51. OK, where’s the game recap Chad ❓

  52. Time to get out the brooms on the Milwaukees!

    • @homerandbruce: We just need to be prepared for some of the backups to play Sunday. Day game after a night game, against a weak opponent, before heading out on the road to play our closest playoff competitor (and enemy #1).

      Sure, we can hope that Izturis doesn’t bat #2, but we should be able to accept the JV roster as a group otherwise.

  53. Harold Reynolds (MLB Network) on the wild pitch where Choo scored the winning run: This is an important play right here.

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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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