The Reds will look to rebound from last night’s loss with a win today.

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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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  1. Very cool DP. Great job by Joey & BP. That my friends is playoff quality baseball!

  2. I could watch BP highlights in the field all day.

  3. JJ Hoover…future closer!

    • @Hunt4RedsOctober: How’s this sound? A rotation of Latos, Cueto, Bailey, Cingrani, and Chapman. Hoover closes and we trade Mike Leake after a decent season to someone who needs pitching help for another bat!

      A man can dream, can’t he?

      • @prjeter: Where do I sign up for this?

      • @prjeter: I’m not convinced Cueto ever pitches as a starter again. And I’ve gone on record saying we’ve never seen Chapman start at the major-league level. I for one don’t think he has the stamina or the spread of pitches necessary to do it.

        • @msanmoore: Maybe not to be a top of the order guy, but that’s why I put him 5th. Honestly, though, if an arm like Mike Leake’s can do what he’s done this year, can’t Chapman be taught to be an effective starter?

          I think he was a starter in Cuba and started in spring training, too. If a guy can get to 100 pitches he’s fine. Although, as a starter his fastball would probably have to live around 97-98, so he’d have to learn some more command.

          Definitely, he’s a project, but you can’t “teach” an arm like his. As an average starter, he’s got more value to a team than an above-average closer.

      • @prjeter: Make it so! Anyone have Walt’s phone number?

  4. Nice job by Hoover.

  5. Nice job by Hoover.

    And the obvious answer as to why Bronson came out for the 8th is because he was at 83 pitches and rolling. He had retired 9 straight and 13 out of 14. If the Reds had a crystal ball in the dugout that told them that the first two hitters would crush a HR and rip a single, the decision might have been different. Unfortunately, they don’t.

    • @Kyle: Exactly – I wasn’t surprised at all. And 2 batters was enough.

    • @Kyle: But a single would have made the pitching moot. And nobody needs a crystal ball to know Arroyo has a tendency to go from “cruising” to “awful” in a heartbeat. Give Bruce a chance to put the game away, and assume the bullpen can handle the last two innings.

      • @Kyle: But a single would have made the pitching moot. And nobody needs a crystal ball to know Arroyo has a tendency to go from “cruising” to “awful” in a heartbeat. Give Bruce a chance to put the game away, and assume the bullpen can handle the last two innings.

        I buy this. Bronson should not have come out for the 8th.

    • @Kyle: and Jay Bruce is a much better hitter than Bronson Arroyo. It was a three-run lead with runners at first and second with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. He was already in position for a W, a Quality Start, and a heckuva game. Good time to bring one of your top three hitters into the game and let the bullpen get you TWO innings.

  6. Good by job by Hoover and the Reds D to get out of that inning with limited damage. Go Reds!

  7. Great inning for Hoover. Three ground balls from the heart of the lineup.

  8. Apparently this pitcher had a cup of coffee with the Brewers last year. Why do all the young players drink so much coffee?

  9. That DP could have been a disaster. Nice job by BP there.

  10. Come on Joey. One more to save Chappy’s arm.

  11. Greg Reynolds tomorrow?

  12. Votto’s HR went 422 ft.

  13. Birds up 6-1 in the 9th, so book that win and another loss for the Braves.

    Pittsburgh still down 4-0 just starting the 4th. Could gain one on them tonight.

  14. Welsh assures us this is an easy save chance for Chapman.

  15. For God’s sake Chapman, throw a breaking ball in the dirt and watch this guy fish.

  16. I heard Chapman has a slider. Can anyone confirm this?

  17. 102 – Blew By You

  18. 102 mph S.O

  19. Ooooooooo I bet that hurt and will leave a mark.

  20. “Keeps your walks down” — Chris Welsh

  21. Double play would be nice.

  22. OUCH!

  23. OUCH!

  24. Sorry for the double posts, guys. I’ll stop posting. I don’t know why it’s doing that.

  25. 100-100-101 – Sit Down!

  26. Chapman got him a 101 mph change-up.

  27. Thanks for trying to hit a 3 run homer with a guy on base.

  28. I would have drilled him in the buttocks just for spelling “Chris” with a “K”. Cause I’m sick of this team.

  29. Was that last pitch 103?

  30. Good win. Needed it. With Cozart suddenly hitting out of his mind, hope Baker doesn’t get any crazy ideas.

  31. Phils giving the Snakes a bit of a fight.

  32. All gas by Chappy – I do wish we’d see that nasty slider a bit more, but I trust Hannigan knew what was needed.

    This one belongs to the Reds!!

    • @msanmoore: I like to see the slider too, but no need for it with the way Chapman’s fastball was working tonite. Hannigan called it right.

  33. Good game. I’m tempted to pray for rain tomorrow though.

  34. Too bad that Chapman was overthrowing to Davis. Wanted to see him strike the kid out.

    • @pinson343: Almost glad he didn’t – I swear that kid can hit anything in or near the zone.

    • Too bad that Chapman was overthrowing to Davis. Wanted to see him strike the kid out.

      I am happier to see him get plunked, since it was low on the body.

  35. It was one of those games. Ugly early but we were hitting the ball. I knew it was just a matter of time before they stopped beating themselves and just kept hitting. Unfortunately it took the long ball to do it but maybe those dingers will keep them from trying to force too much on the basepaths. See yall bright and early tomorrow.

  36. Bronson hung tough tonight and the Reds hitters did their imitation of Murders Row. A good and timely win for the Reds tonight. Get a win tomorrow and its 2 outta 3 for the Redlegs, I’ll take that outcome all day long and twice on Sunday. Personally I like all the comments, the positive, the negative, the dumb ones, the smart ones and especially the funny ones. Put em all together and you got yourself a game thread that’s fun, interesting and will keep your attention for a 3 1/2 or 4 hour game. Its the best dam baseball blog on the internet. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

    • @Sergeant2: Easily the best baseball blog on the internet, best in the universe.

    • @Sergeant2: Well put Sarge. For us transplanted Reds fans we aren’t surrounded by fellow followers so it is nice to be able to come here and discuss Reds baseball during the games. It is ALMOST like watching the game with them. It really helps out when you are surrounded by Cardinal flags like I am in my neighborhood. Of course I still display my weather beaten Reds lawn flag in amongst them.

      • @RedTitan19: We couldn’t be more deep in enemy territory unless we lived at Busch Stadium. I love wearing my Reds hats and tee’s everywhere I go. Redleg Nation is our refuge. Go Reds! Go Air Force!

  37. The long ball is what separates the Reds from their opponents in GABP. We spend too much time popping up. It was nice to see some rockets late in the game.

  38. Q: What does Khris Davis say when he gets hit by a Chapman fastball?

    A: “Oukh!”

  39. Now that the game is over I can devote my full attention to “Family Guy”

  40. You will hear me say it. I believe good timing of Dusty pulling Arroyo.

  41. Reynolds will start tomorrow per Dusty

  42. Seems like a lot of people like the choice of the closer tonight

  43. Was there a 103 or two in there? Jet fuel.

    • Was there a 103 or two in there? Jet fuel.

      I think I saw a 103 flash on that last pitch. At least two others were 102. I guess there’s a big difference.

  44. I am often amused at some of the comments that I write on these blogs while the game is going on. Almost every time I complain about the lack of hitting, somebody gets a hit. I look at it as positive mental attitude with a touch of sinister irony.

  45. I was at the game tonight, the crowd was more optimistic than this board is.

    Do you think Pirates fans lost hope when Liriano gave up 4 runs in the 1st?

    • @rfay00: I just looked at a Pirates’ blog, and the fans were absolutely freaking out. Lots and lots of negativity and angst, almost immediately. And they’re in first place.

  46. If this were the deciding game of the W.S., I’d say … fine, I will take any old kind of rally. But even if the Reds rally here, the proof is fairly obvious. These guys can’t hit.

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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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