The Reds and Cardinals conclude this 4-game series tonight.  I have no clue, nor desire to predict, what sort of ramifications last night’s game will have on tonight’s. I would not be surprised if the Reds blew the Cardinals out.  I would not be surprised if the Cardinals blew the Reds out.  It wouldn’t even surprise me if the Reds managed to pull out a squeaker tonight after squandering last night’s game.  It is baseball and anything can happen.

All I can say for certain is that two teams will show up and play one another tonight in Cincinnati.  One team will win and one team will lose.  I just hope the team with the wishbone C on their uniforms are the ones that come home with a win.  Yes I, like most of you, have our opinions on how we would like to see that win accomplished.  But the bottom line is, we can all agree we want the Reds to win!

Discuss the game here, pull for a solid start in Cingrani’s return, hope for some more runs, and cheer for the Reds to go!

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. Its nice to see that Cingrani isn’t “too cool for school” to hustle down the first base line.

    • @Sergeant2: I’ve been puzzled with why I’ve been more frustrated with this Reds team than most, and you nailed it. “too cool for school” BP has always been that way, but Votto seems to be trending in that direction. He seems to think he deserves everything. Perhaps this is a product of his perfectionistic tendencies, but it comes across wrong when you are not hustling and making spacey decisions. Glad he’s a Red, but I no longer want my sons to model his attitude as a player.

  2. Wow, earlier in the year Lynn owned the Reds. They couldn’t touch him. Wonder what he change is?

  3. Votto just cannot catch up on a fastball right now.

  4. Joey the rally killer. This is just amazing.

  5. I can’t stand that guy.

  6. Clearly Cingrani is going to bunt for hits every time. Not bad actually because it makes him pretty dangerous. Not unlike Leake, except different. Sort of.

  7. OH MY GOSH! Votto swung! He made contact! And it went into fair territory! WOW! It was a lazy fly out but still, WOW!

  8. One run here. One run there. Would be nice for our guys to string them together in an inning.

  9. Bad news to throw 90 MPH first pitch fastballs down the middle

  10. Cingrani grooved that HR pitch, just a mental hiccup that’s all.Go Reds!

  11. OK offense time to get that run back. Show Cingrani some love and back him with a HUGE INNING

  12. I would like to feed Scott from Scots into a wood chipper.

  13. NOW would be a GREAT time for Bruce to get HOT

  14. Bruce

  15. Reds going out the front door!

  16. BRRRRUCE (sorry, I’m slightly behind)

  17. BRUUUUUCE! Has to take a little pressure off Cingrani to get his lead back.

  18. Attaboy Jay!!

  19. Sweet swinging Jay Bruce smacks a HR to center field. 4-1 Reds bot 5th 0 outs.

  20. Lately, it seems like this seems is more relaxed with no one on board.

  21. I figured y’all would be on the 3rd thread by now. Been watching the game (and a movie). I like this Reds team we’ve seen for the Bird series. And Cingrani … WOW!

    • @msanmoore: If you want to throttle the Cardinal offense, it takes either power pitching or lefthand pitching though Arroyo did a nice job last night.

      • @Y-City Jim: With Cingrani you get both. Imagine if Chapman was in the rotation. Our luck against the Cards might change quite a bit.

  22. The Reds are in the Cardinals’ heads. They’re scared of us.

  23. Lynn at 100 pitches. Heavy does of that ridiculous bullpen coming up. Would be nice to add on first.

  24. Tony isn’t showing any residual pain from his little DL stint. He’s dealing.

  25. Give him som chin music!

  26. Keep it rolling Tony. We need 7 IP of 1 R baseball from him tonight

  27. Gotta admit, that Carpenter kid can hit a little.

  28. Bad defense by Choo allowed the run to score

  29. Buckle down boys!! Just get the outs.

  30. Do the Reds lead the world in mental lapses or what.

  31. Carpenter is more annoying than a pebble in a shoe.

  32. OK settle down now. Get the pen going

  33. We are warming up Christiani?

  34. This is not good, we have been in complete control here tonight

  35. Tony looks gassed.

  36. This game illustrates both the advantages and disadvantages of walks. While walks push the pitch count up and increase scoring opportunities, without a timely hit they tend to lead to wasted chances. All those walks barely contributed to a run. Then 3 hits, 3 runs. Obviously a walk is better than an out but a hit is better than a walk. I really just wish the Reds practiced controlled aggressiveness, if that makes sense.

  37. What !!!!!!!!

  38. OK, let’s put the fire out now!

  39. Just like last night, bad defense and missed chances are haunting us.

  40. It will be the Duke!

  41. All-in-all a nice outing. Needs to build that arm strength back, I guess.

  42. Don’t agree with that decision at all. Don’t see how Nick Christiani or Zack Duke is a better choice than The Granny here.

  43. That was one return off the DL. Love the passion.

  44. Cingrani is not happy about coming out, good on him.I like his fire.

  45. Big spot (again) for Zack Duke.

  46. The Duke!!!!

  47. Welcome to the Reds, Mr. Duke!!

  48. Fire out … the hard way. Hope BP is OK.

  49. My guess is that we will need more runs to take this one.

  50. The Duke has “True Grit”

  51. Soto pinch-hitting? What is up with that? Is Izzy hurt?

  52. Soto has seen six Major League pitches and struck out twice.

  53. One thing you have to say for Soto – he’s quick.

  54. If Zack Duke only faces 2 batters this year, I’d say he’s had a good season. Wow!

  55. Soto again a 3 pitch strike out. He has looked terribly overmatched in his short stints.

  56. BP looked a little hobbledy on that swing. Izzy might get his chance.

    [Biting my tongue.]

  57. BP looks a little gimpy up there.

  58. Cards announcers said they have never seen Vottos bat as slow as it is now. Fatigue?

  59. Clutch hit Jay!!!


  61. Way to go Jay. Feeling a little better now.

  62. Made possible by Votto’s walk.

    • @RC: Great point. Should not discount Joey’s contribution.

    • @RC:
      Exactly, he is battling and that was a tough AB by Jay, how about those match-ups 3 lefties get on base after having 2 strikes…
      Inning almost gives you hope in something bigger

  63. Bruce has been more even this year – not as deep funks as previously. They chased Freeman and he had good stuff the other night.

  64. Big, big run right there. 5-2 Reds bot. 6th. Good at bat by Bruce.

  65. That’s how it’s done. You single in the run. Nice. Finally.

  66. Alright, got that run back.

  67. It’s sad that Soto is one of the Reds top prospects.

  68. Every game, the Reds strand more men than the SS Minnow

  69. Stadium looks more full than it did earlier. Go Reds!

  70. I assume we Sam, can we get 2 solid innings. Is Parra still out, I assume Hoover, Simon, and Ondrusek needed in emergency only

  71. First pitch just a bit high.

  72. Ugh, lead-off walk. Settle down, Manny.

  73. Another slider should do it.

  74. If Parra could go 2 (unlikely), the Reds could complete the game with all LH pitching. I wonder when the last time that has happened?

  75. Just what the Doctor ordered. DP.

  76. Gotta put one in Carpenters derriere in his next at bat.

  77. That Manny!

  78. Just Manny being Manny, that’s all.

  79. Good job Manny. And congrats on the new kid!!!

  80. Manny has been incredible since his rough start. And even more so considering Marshall being out all year. Nice find Walt, nice job Price.

  81. Todd doesn’t like the Cardinals.

  82. Downtown goes Frazier!!!!

  83. How did he hit a HR on that pitch ?

  84. This series hasn’t felt like playing the Cardinals. We really should have had yesterday’s game as well for a four-game sweep (assuming we win tonight). They just don’t seem as intimidating as they usually do.

    Could this really be the Pirates year?

  85. Another one hander for the Fraz. amazing

  86. No one will ever call Todd Frazier’s swing pretty. But, he’s got a ton of power.

  87. Better yet, how did he hit a HR on that swing ? His bat speed when he’s out in front is unbelievable.

  88. I missed that!!! I’m liking a 4-run advantage.

  89. Todd Frazier hits one of his patented one handed home runs. Someone must have found the Kryptonite in Frazier’s locker and buried it. Time to put the cape back on Super Todd. Go Reds!!!!!

  90. Thom talks disgustingly about “that guy in the room who acts like he’s seen it all” and makes you “roll your eyes.” He realizes he is talking about himself, right?

  91. BP put the game away baby.

  92. Hey, gang…new game thread opened. Finish up the game over there.


  93. Hamilton would have beat him to third base. Standing up, no less.

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About Chris Wilson

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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