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Game Thread: Cardinals at Reds (2013.09.02)

Fire up the grill, eat a hot dog or hamburger, enjoy the weather, and spend time with your family on this holiday weekend.  And while you’re doing so, turn on the tv or radio and enjoy the Reds kicking the tar out of the Cardinals on this Labor Day.

It’s a big series and a big week for the Reds.  This could really be a make or break week when it is all said and done.  Discuss the game here if you’re around the computer.  I honestly hope you’re spending the day doing something other than posting on here.  Shhh, don’t tell Chad I said that!

Go Reds!

225 thoughts on “Game Thread: Cardinals at Reds (2013.09.02)

  1. Happy Labor Day! I don’t suppose we can expect a repeat of Wainwright’s last start…but here’s to hoping!

  2. If the pitcher’s duel lives up to its billing, then whichever team runs the base paths the smartest will prevail.

  3. I like the lineup. BTW Heisey had a cramp in his left hamstring yesterday, which is not the hamstring he’d recently injured. So he might be available off the bench.

    • @pinson343: Man, I hope so. I hope this isn’t more of the Dusty sandbagging or whatever. The medical staff has not filled me with confidence.

  4. I’m excied about Hamilton being here. As even Dusty said, the Reds have so many players that he could pinch run for (i.e. so many slow players).

  5. Marty, in his pregame intro, said “it’s put up or shut up time.” Yep.

    • @Bill Lack: Never mind, just saw they DFA’s Villarreal and outrighted him to Louisville. Doing the same to Kyle Lotzkar would have made more sense to me but whatever….

    • @Hunt4RedsOctober: I’ve said this more than once on here and I get hammered every time. The Reds will regret the Votto contract sooner rather than later.

      • @homerandbruce: Votto is thinking too much at the plate. He needs to just see the ball, hit the ball. he will get red hot here in a few days. Book it!

      • @homerandbruce: I’ll mark you down as never changing your name to “homerandvotto”. IMO, it is a tad early to make a call on that one. Let’s get back to each other in ~5 years.

          • @homerandbruce: Never doubted that at all. I’m not a member of the Votto Fan Club but do love the guy. I just don’t happen to believe he walks on water.

      • @homerandbruce: I completely agree. A player’s peak years is 26-29 roughly. Votto is on the back side of that and his 10 year deal hasn’t kicked in yet.

        Not saying he can’t be wildly productive for the next 5 or 6 years, but the last few years of that deal could be brutal.

  6. Cards announcers don’t know you would have a hitter like BP bunt, but they’re glad he did.

  7. Ludwick van Bam comes through with a rbi single. 1-0 Reds at the end of one. Go Reds!

  8. Ludwick’s bat is really coming around.

    look for Billy Hamilton to be a defensive substitution in the late innings (especially with Heisey’s tight hammy).

    • @rfay00:

      Villareal dropped from the 40 man, Billy Hamilton occupies that spot now.


      What a loss… (tic)

  9. John Jay does not have a strong arm, good call waving Frazier around to score. 2-0 Reds bot. 2nd 1 out.

  10. Reds are a good team…..at least today. Wainwright has nothing on the Reds.

  11. Pardon me boys, is that the Cincinnati Soo Choo. 2 run bomb by Choo. 4-0 Reds.

  12. Wow, Votto in a bad place right now. Who are you and what have you done with our MVP?

  13. Looks like the Redlegs came to play today boys! Now Matty just needs to keep’em down.

  14. Love when Frazier and Cozart focus on going opposite field. They did the same thing last time vs. Wainwright. Good results

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