The Reds and Dodgers kick off a series tonight between two teams jockeying for playoff position.  The Dodgers have been baseball’s hottest team over the past 2 months while the Reds have done pretty well since the All-Star break and are riding a series win against St. Louis.

This series is big for the Reds because the club will have a chance to gain ground on either Pittsburgh or St. Louis as the two meet for the final time this season in a 3-game series.  Considering the Reds control their own fate with games against Pittsburgh, we all need to be Pirates fans over these next three days while hoping the Redlegs can sweep the Dodgers.

Discuss the game here fellow Reds fans!

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. Bases loaded with 0 outs and we do not score, predictable. Ludwick shouldn’t have moved the bat off his shoulder and it would be 4-2 right now.

  2. Let’s hope Chappy tonight is the one we’ve been seeing.

  3. Chapman for the 4th nite in a row. Uncharted waters.

  4. Did that inning just happen?

  5. Bases loaded, no outs, no score. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this movie already.

  6. Had to step away, came back to hear the words Dodgers get out of bases loaded no outs situation. Shirley I heard wrong.

  7. Guess we know who has the better Cuban.

  8. Good morning, good afternoon, good night!!!

  9. Sit down Punk!

  10. 99, 101, 102 … sit down!!

  11. Come on Chapman, gas face em’ Pick Luddy up

  12. This top of the 9th is Must-watch-baseball

  13. Maybe Chapman should just pitch every day, period.

  14. Straight Cheese!

  15. WhewWWWWWWW

  16. OK, this will be the most dangerous batter of the inning. Hanley’s had a good night so far. Time for that to change.

  17. Heart of the order, here we come.

    Still worried about Hanley

  18. This is the reason Chapman is the closer. And no, despite what many on this board believe, there is no other member of this pitching staff who could close at this level. As Jim Day just said, “This is what it’s all about.”

  19. Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Beautiful. Nice win.

  21. Oh yea! Ball game!

  22. A case of the disappearing bat. Sweet.

  23. Ramirez K’s and the bat goes flying…and this one belongs to the Reds!!!

  24. Under 15 pitches … and 4 BEAUTIFUL outings!

  25. Chappy was DIRRRRRTTTTTYYY

  26. Incredible ! Three of the best hitters in the NL, and they couldn’t even manage a foul ball.

  27. That is just not fair. Did he average 100 mph?

  28. Statement game, statement made!

    Go Reds!!!!!!!

  29. Maybe it’s just me, but I think Chapman should pitch more than once every 12 days.

  30. Maybe Dusty didn’t pitch chapman for that week where the reds struggled because he was saving him for these two big series

    • @RedsAk19: Chapman’s rest has worked out well, but it was more than a week – 10 days – and it would not have hurt Aroldis to get an inning of work in there. Dusty didn’t use him all that time because there wasn’t a save situation.

      But I don’t want to complain about Dusty tonite – he’s made the right bullpen moves the last 2 nites.

  31. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

  32. Joey – really great game.

  33. Baseball is fun!

  34. Folks, that was some good baseball! I’m exhausted. Chapman looks unstoppable right now. Joey is on the way back. Bruce has avoided the prolonged “funk”. And HOW ABOUT MIKE LEAKE!!!

  35. Who said the Reds weren’t fun to watch this year. HECK of a game!!!!!

  36. Great outing by Mike Leake. Everyone thought the Dodgers would shell Mike but he was outstanding.

    • @Hunt4RedsOctober: I agree. And there was no luck involved, they were not hitting anything hard, except the 2 by Hanley.
      The Puig IF hit was bad luck, should have been a 1 run outing.

  37. I would have thought with Leake 1st inning, all the terrible AB’s and the use of Chapman this would have been a disaster.

    I am glad I am wrong. So I guess Chapman can go 4 straight days (I still think it is a mistake having him pitch yesterday).

    Go Reds, just curious who would trade this for the Denorfia & Lucoy AB

  38. “I’ve signed away my career to play in Cincinnati.” – Joey Votto

    Is it just me or did sound a little negative?

    • @Ethan D: I thought the same thing, but did like that he followed it up with the sentiment that winning is the main thing, not individual stats.

    • @Ethan D: I take it as Votto expressing how much he likes playing in Cincinnati and he’s also saying that the contract he signed proves that.

  39. EXTREMELY big that the Cincinnati Redlegs won the opening game of this Dodgers series. Now two outta three at the least is very attainable. Chapman is a sight to behold, a man among boys when he is on his game. But I’m more impressed with the mental toughness of Mr. Mike Leake. The more experience Leake gets under his belt the better he gets. There may be bumps along the way, but Leake could very well turn out to be an elite pitcher. IMHO

  40. We know we can beat Greinke … if we do that we should just let Kershaw be Kershaw and maybe rest some of our guys.

  41. Baseball being a weird sport, teams look like dog doo one week, are unbeatable the next. An extended solid streak would be desirable … say win 15 of 22 … is that too much?

    • @Johnu1: 15 of 22 might not be enough to win the division. In a short stretch like that, it’s possible to get hot and do even better.
      Go Reds !!!

  42. Birdies have apparently resumed their old habits … scoring runs.

  43. Thought I would mosey on over to the L.A. Times to see what Dodger fans had to say about the the game tonight. Of the two articles reporting on tonight’s game there were exactly 0 comments from Dodger fans.

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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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