2013 Reds / Game Thread

229 thoughts on “Game Thread, Part Two

  1. You can’t expect to win much when your 3-4-5 hitters go hitless in a 16 inning game. That’s actually pretty hard to do but Joey, Jay, and Chris managed that nice feat tonight

  2. We better hope JoeyMVP comes out of this funk he’s in. One out, man on second, and your MVP at the plate with a chance to win the game. Isn’t that the scene we want in such situations?

  3. How many runs did the great and mighty MVP cost us tonight? Sure am glad he won’t be taking up a quarter of the payroll anytime soon. Oh wait…

    • @preach: The middle of the lineup didn’t do squat on Tuesday either. It took a stolen base and a double by Frazier. Nobody else.

  4. All goes back to the 1st inning in my opinion.

    Just like game 3 of the NLDS last year, the 1st inning failures haunt you late in the game.

    Blah, get em tomorrow.

  5. I’m going to get a cold drink. And when I come back, that whole thing didn’t happen, right?

  6. So tomorrow we have Cingrani (coming off DL), LeCure, Parra, Duke and Chapman (for 3rd day in a row). Then Reynolds and Partch. Hope Tony the Tiger can bring it.

  7. I hope this is rock bottom for Votto because if he doesn’t pull out of this soon we might not even make the Wild Card. Washington has a cake schedule the rest of the way.

  8. If you think your frustrated tonight/this morning, wait till you see Thursdays line-up. It’ll be sub-city.

  9. Grooving 2 fastballs to Matt Adams is just pure ignorance, WHERE IS THE OFFSPEED STUFF? Reds deserved to lose, plain and simple. They lost this game in the 1st inning when Votto couldn’t get Choo in from 3B, not to mention the 2 runs that our defense allowed with putrid play. Worst loss of the year tonight. We would be riding a huge wave of confidence and momentum if we won tonight, we’d be going for a 4 game sweep and 2nd place alone. I think this loss pretty much wrapped up the fact we’ll have to travel to St Louis for a one game playoff against Wainwright.

    • @Josh: Can’t argue with any of that. .. There would be 1 good thing about the Reds blowing the wild-card lead: We won’t have to watch any more of this kinda crap.

    • @Josh: How do you know St. Louis is going to lose the division. I didn’t know Pittsburgh had already won the central. Last I checked, they were only 1 game up on STL and the 2 teams play a 3 game series in STL this weekend. Lot of games left pal!

  10. A few things.

    1. The Reds do not seem to make in-game adjustments very well to pitchers. I don’t know if that is bad preparation, bad scouting, not paying attention, or some sort of combination.

    2. Errors like JV’s are almost always a lack of focus. You have to know a runner on 2nd will score with a bad throw…if you are on your back, attempting to throw to a running pitcher covering the bag, you eat that ball and have 1st and 3rd, no runs. Devastating.

    3. I watch almost every Reds game on television and attend many Braves games as I live in that area. The only team I see consistently making amateur base-running errors and poor understanding of situational batting with runners on base is the Reds and the 4-6 graders I help coach. These players did not get to MLB by not knowing how to run bases or not knowing situational baseball. It comes from strange managerial decisions and a lack of accountability that starts at the top of the organization.

    4. Dusty Baker is a laid back kind of guy. His teams play that way as there is rarely a sense of urgency. The frustration many knowledgable fans have with this team is they are better than their record indicates. Yes they have a good record, but how many games have we seen them lose, not due to talent or on-field production, but to stupid decisions and errors and lack of focus?

    5. At the end though, we have Dusty for “at least” one more season. We all need to realize and accept who Dusty is for the betterment of our own psyche. With that comes the understanding that while the ownership has done an adequate job at putting a quality team on the field, the team will never reach its full potential with DB at the helm. Unless of course, the players take it upon themselves (ahem, Scott Rolen) and lead from the clubhouse and not the managers office.

    • @abox03: Your description of Dusty is right on, ‘a laid back kind of guy.’ And that’s the way the Reds play, in general not much urgency with little spirit. I’m afraid that until the owner says adios to Baker, nothing much will change.

  11. We’ll get em tomorrow with Cingrani on the mound and Dusty fast asleep in the dugout (fingers crossed). Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  12. When the meat of the batting order goes 0 for 19, you don’t have much chance to win. Without a win today, it’ll be a one game playoff in St. L.

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