Let’s try this again.  The Reds and Brewers kick off a three-game series TONIGHT!  The bright side is the Reds did not lose the imaginary game I made up yesterday.  Of course, they did not win it either.  They did lose ground to the Pirates despite not playing a game.

Discuss the game here, Reds fans!

192 Responses

  1. Hunt4RedsOctober

    Reds need to win 5 of 6 between Milwaukee and Houston. if they can do that, anything can happen. The Reds need some help, however. They need the Cardinals to lose some games.

  2. wildwestLV

    You’re saying I should break out my Mariners gear?

  3. CincyStyle

    I think had it been in Seattle, a better chance for the Cards to lose. Its just unfortunate that the Pirates get the cubbies. Hopefully they can do to Pirates what they did to us last week!!

  4. wildwestLV

    And don’t forget to root for the Phillies tonight (weekend) too!

  5. vicferrari

    How about that half game last night gained on the Cards thanks to tonite’s opponents.
    The Reds absolutely must win this series, only taking 1 game would mean losing 5 of the last 7 series and a very substandard record against the Brew Crew. Baseball being baseball things kind of even out and the Reds are due.

    They pretty much have to take 5 of 6 from the Pirates to have any shot at the division regardless

  6. CincyStyle

    Cubs already up!! Seattle has one of their aces tonight, so hopefully they can back him up and hit Wainwright like we did this year.

  7. vicferrari

    Stupid Cubs got a 1-0 in the 2nd

    I would like to lay down a rule:
    Who cares what the Nats do, if they actually catch the Reds (which they wont) the Reds do not deserve to go to the playoffs

    • wildwestLV

      @vicferrari: Agree with this. Letting the Nats pass the Reds would equate to a complete disaster of a season (injuries wouldn’t be an excuse there, either). It would be inexcusable.

    • Johnu1

      @vicferrari: To some end, I agree … wouldn’t be very satisfying to root for a team that barely held off the Nationals at this point in the season. And if they lose it, I will rephrase the question: Who do we want to manage the Reds next year?

      • vicferrari

        @Johnu1:
        Most people just are not used to how things go in September, not too many teams make up more than a few games. Then it is a about timing, this is just not the Reds year, if they do catch the Cards (because that is the true race) it will be that they catch them the last game of the season. They pass them any time before that and then they probably have a letdown like the Cubs series.
        I will be very suprised if it comes down to 3 more than 3 games either way for the Reds. They do not finish less than 3 games back and the Nats do not get within 3 games

  8. jas_428

    Curious mix and match choice of Ludwick (3 of 24, 7 whiffs). Hope it works.

  9. Johnu1

    Charlie Morton just had an 11-pitch at-bat before grounding out. Doesn’t look promising in the Parrot cage.

  10. Steve Hanshaw

    I love mlb.tv. I can’t imagine watching a game from Singapore even 5 years ago…….

  11. Steve Hanshaw

    I love mlb.tv. I can’t imagine watching a game from Singapore even 5 years ago…….

  12. wildwestLV

    What cable Network would carry the one game/play-in? Can’t remember who had it last year. But the thought of the local Pittsburgh tool who does their games, scream, “CLEAR THE DECK, CANNONBALL COMIN’ THROUGH!” or “RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!” at me, in a Reds loss, would probably make me put a bullet in my TV, Elvis-style.

  13. Johnu1

    Looks like the Phils are mailing it in tonight.

  14. Johnu1

    Bogosevic strikes! Why is Hannahan hitting 6th in the lineup?

    • vicferrari

      @Johnu1:
      Gotta get him going, 3 run homers get you in teh line-up. Just curious where Reds rank in that category. I am pretty sure the Reds lead the league in solo HR’s…

  15. wildwestLV

    I like Jim Kelch sneaking in the Dusty-wearing-the-hoodie-even-though-the-roof-is-closed-tonight comment.

  16. wildwestLV

    What’s Aoki’s contract situation?

    • Prime

      @jas_428: The first of those was an inside the park homer to Pedro Alvarez of all people.

      • jas_428

        @Prime: The replay looked like it cleared the fence and was knocked back into play. I never saw Alvarez run so fast after admiring it a bit.

  17. Johnu1

    Why have I decided that I don’t want to watch this abomination any more?

  18. wildwestLV

    Not sure why more don’t run on Latos than do.

  19. tae

    here we go again against the Brews.. what’s up w/ us playing like this against this team, espec last few series

  20. tae

    here we go again against the Brews.. what’s up w/ us playing like this against this team, espec last few series

  21. ToddAlmighty

    Yeah, I think I am done for the night. Ludwick botching a ball right to him that’s recorded as a double, two batters later it’s 2-0.

  22. Johnu1

    So far, Seattle isn’t losing. Other than that, 3 HR in one inning — it happens a lot in Pittsburgh.

  23. Johnu1

    Geez, watching the 2007 Reds, at least we knew they sucked. This one here, something about the hoopla that had me bedazzled. This team has become a joke.

  24. vicferrari

    Cannot see the game, what happen on Gomez’s hit,Mlb’s description:
    Carlos Gomez singles on a soft pop up to second baseman Brandon Phillips. Norichika Aoki scores. Jonathan Lucroy scores. Aramis Ramirez to 3rd.

    Does a healthy Brandon get that ball?

  25. wildwestLV

    Well, the good news is: whether we win the 2nd wild card (or not) we are guaranteed not to face the Brewers!

  26. Eric the Red

    On the plus side….Latos got out of that with only two runs. I don’t know why weird stuff seems to happen behind Latos so often. In the past, that inning could really have gotten away from him.

    I hate that scoring “rule” that let’s Ludwick get away with no error because he didn’t touch it.

  27. wildwestLV

    Looks like Jack is swinging for #2, for the season.

  28. VaRedsFan

    cozart missed a double by a foot…bad luck

    • preach

      cozart missed a double by a foot…bad luck

      and a double play by a brain cramp.

  29. preach

    Gotta do something here. Hitting Lohse right now, but this is the absolute last guy you want getting into a groove.

  30. wildwestLV

    Flashbacks to Little League, there.

  31. Prime

    That was a gift. Let’s do something with it!

  32. VaRedsFan

    free run…3B play was at home…he went to get 2 instead.

  33. preach

    No one covering second with the catcher running? This is Cub-esque. Gotta take advantage.

  34. VaRedsFan

    awful to bunt there….even if it was the pitcher

  35. wildwestLV

    Should of, at least, tied it, with all that buffoonery.

  36. VaRedsFan

    3 hits in the inning…but we only had 2 outs to try to score…because we gave 1 out away

  37. Johnu1

    I can’t bear to watch this travesty. I will depend on the board to keep me advised.

  38. Baseclogger

    Serious question: What fraction of Dusty’s sacrifice bunts this season have actually worked out the way Dusty hoped/expected they would? I’m guessing it’s something like 7%. I could imagine it being as high as 20% or as low as 2%, but my honest guess is 7.

  39. Johnu1

    8 pitch at-bat for Lohse. (sigh) …….

  40. jas_428

    Cubs being Cubs, giving Bucs runs.

  41. tae

    Cubs being cubs yes….except last series against us.

    Go Mariners… Sweep Cards.. my 2nd favorite city that i’ve lived in

  42. Johnu1

    Odds of the Mariners winning a single game in St. Louis? Almost zero.

    • wildwestLV

      @Johnu1: Like their chances a heck of a lot better than the Cubs.

  43. VaRedsFan

    Latos just threw a pitchout. It was clocked at 84 mph…doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose?

  44. wildwestLV

    Runners can get a good, three, to four step jump on Latos, during his delivery. Good for the Brewers, running on him.

  45. VaRedsFan

    2nd jam shot hit for gomez…3 rbi’s. 3-1 Brew

  46. wildwestLV

    Good thing Dusty’s warm & cozy tonight.

  47. Johnu1

    I will see if this team has the gonads to score enough runs to overcome this deficit. Regardless of how they got the runs, they got the runs. Cincy needs to learn how to do that a little more often.

  48. Hunt4RedsOctober

    A whole lot of bad luck so far.

  49. Josh

    Bases loaded with 0 outs and we get 1 run, lol. Another egg laid, looks like we are traveling to either St Louis or Pitt for the wild card game. This team is not good

  50. Josh

    Also, bunting Latos was a pathetic decision.

  51. tae

    Ludwick is slower than my 6 year old… slow grounder like that… major league baseball player should be able to beat the throw or close to it… he was out by a mile.. slow

  52. preach

    Lohse is one guy we should hit because we love being aggressive, and he loves pumping first pitch fastballs down the pipe. Sometimes I just don’t get it. Guess I should have played with Hank Aaron.

  53. Hunt4RedsOctober

    Reds haven’t hit a ball hard yet.

  54. Johnu1

    Reds are not going to survive the Nationals at this rate. Even if they do, does matter?

  55. tae

    fwiw… i watch Korean broadcasted Reds game.. and even the Korean announcers are saying how Reds don’t play w/ sense of urgency in a lot of the games (especially against Cubs, Brewers).. Not to mention they don’t quite understand managers’ moves at times…

    All the things many of you post here re: Dusty or lineup or frustrations, these announcers reiterate them…

    Just another perspective from Choo’s home land followers of the Reds.

    (Korea broacast every game of Reds and Dodgers due to Choo and Pitcher Ryu)..

    • preach

      @tae: Just out of curiousity: What’s the biggest difference you notice between Korean and American baseball? What about the announcers? What do they seem to focus on with this team?

  56. tae

    Latos is not at his best today… our offense better get going or we lose 5-1

  57. wildwestLV

    I don’t buy the “bad luck” excuse. The Brew Crew were playing like absolute clowns, in the 2nd, and the best the Reds could do, was put up ONE run. Milwaukee is hitting Latos HARD tonight.

  58. tae

    ludwick got a late start.. he sucks… slow as heck.. any outfielder should have made that play…

  59. Johnu1

    Of the 5 teams I wanted to win tonight in baseball, so far … only one of them is leading and that’s 1-0. This is not going to be a night to remember.

  60. jas_428

    Jim Carrey with a hit and Ludwick struggling defensively tonight.

  61. VaRedsFan

    For those of you that throw out the “what if” numbers for the reds and nats…keep putting IF the reds play .500 ball the nats will have to win x amount of games. You are not realizing the possibility of the reds going 5-10 or 4-11…or some bad run. Nats have won 6 straight looking for 7 tonight. I guess good streaks and bad streaks are thrown out of the realm as being possible.

    • Johnu1

      @VaRedsFan: Nats won’t go forever … but winning 10 in a row isn’t unheard of. I can easily see the Reds going 3-6 on a road trip. They do that often and I don’t care if it IS Houston.

  62. tae

    ludwick isn’t struggling.. he sucks… sorry but that is the truth… he is a defensive liability..

    he isn’t here next year, i am sure..

  63. Johnu1

    What consistently frosts me is the Reds not bringing anything to the game that even suggests they have a CLUE about how to win these games.

  64. VaRedsFan

    Choo with the 4 crow-hop throw again

  65. RichmondRed

    In the preseason everyone was concerned about Choo playing center field as well as Stubbs. Now the team just needs an average fielder in left. Sheesh.

    • wildwestLV

      @RichmondRed: Think how much Scott Boras owes the Reds: now he can shop Choo as expert LF AND RF.

  66. Hunt4RedsOctober

    Mariners and Cubs both up a run.

  67. tae

    Choo will prob join the Yanks.. that’s what the Korean media is speculating.. Boras will shop him to the Yanks for a huge contract… They are one of the few that can afford him.. Reds cannot. (according to Korea media)

  68. wildwestLV

    Latos has got to hold them down, the next inning (HOW RIDICULOUS IS IT, THAT I HAVE TO MAKE THAT CLARIFICATION?!?) and then the heart of our order can tie this up.

  69. tae

    not much posting tonight here… have people tuned out for a one game WC game?

    or is it because of Friday night, people are out actually enjoying the night instead of subjecting ourselves to another Chinese torture

    • Steve Mancuso

      @tae: Just a guess, but it’s probably the relentless, thoughtless negative comments that discourage most people from posting – it certainly does me.

      • Baseclogger

        @CharlotteNCRedsFan: Just curious: What kinds of comments would people like to see after losing two of three at home to the Cubs and then looking completely flat against the Brewers when they’re still theoretically in the hunt for the division title? Just stuff like “looks like a nice night there in Milwaukee” or “it’s good that we’re getting through this game quickly, because it gives me a chance to catch up on other things.” I mean, what SHOULD this board look like tonight, ideally?

      • Baseclogger

        @CharlotteNCRedsFan: So you’re saying the good thing about tonight’s game is that it gives me a chance to take the dogs out for a run? I’m trying to figure out how we’re supposed to fill the blog with 400 positive comments here. Help me out.

  70. VaRedsFan

    Given the situation, Soto should be preparing to pinch hit soon

  71. preach

    I’m having some problems posting tonight. That’s one reason I’ve been limited. Keep getting rejected. Reminds me of my dating career…..

    • tae

      @preach: LOL.. good one.

      For me, I seem to be one of the few posting… where’s everyone.. let’s score some runs… have some engergy… only have 14 freakin games left in this long year… finish this thing up right! no matter what the results are.

  72. Hunt4RedsOctober

    Reds STILL have not hit a ball hard. What is it, Friday the 13th?

  73. tae

    13 and a row.. quiet boring game… against Lohse who always looks Cy Young like…

    can anyone, without being brutal, explain why Reds are like this… I just don’t know anymore..

    I keep telling myself I should just not watch anymore until 1 game WC game (cuz, you never know what happens in playoff)… but I keep watching the game.. and more than not, feel this emptiness and despite last week’s success, i never feel good about any of these games.

  74. RedTitan19

    They look disinterested in even playing tonight. If Joey was so certain it was a strike, why not flip the wrist out there and foul it off???? How do you destroy the Cards and Dodgers and do…this vs the Cubs and Brewers???

  75. Big Ed

    This is a crucial inning for the season.

  76. RedTitan19

    How bout Mat Latos? Another quality start with no run support.

  77. wildwestLV

    If the Pirates and Cards tank it, does that make this loss acceptable? Is that Dusty-Ball?!?

  78. George Culver

    That was 2 pitches on a tee for Ludwick. Missed the first. bad luck on the 2nd.

    And then bad luck for Hanahan. And another hanger for Cozart and he misses.

    Loshe is trying to give the Reds a chance and they can’t take it.

  79. RedTitan19

    Lohse had over 40 pitches in the third. He now has 80 in the 8th.

  80. RedTitan19

    Yeah, can’t do it. I just don’t understand. If it isn’t a coaching issue, is it talent? Do we start over? Phillips and Votto have a huge chunk of the payroll. Is that good? I just don’t know where we go from here. We can cross our fingers that jekyll shows up for the playoffs but look what happened last year. Jekyll showed up for two games and then we got Hyde for two and a half. It really doesnt matter who pitches. The offense is either there or it isnt. It is the most unexplainable phenomenon I have ever seen. And thats what makes it so hard to watch.

      • RedTitan19

        @Steve Mancuso: Steve they have dropped three of four to the Brewers anc Cubs. Thanks for helping make my point.

      • tae

        @RedTitan19: steve, reds r also 2 1/2 games back with 14 games to go with streaking Nationals on heels. The fact that we r 7-3 last 10 doesn’t mean much unless w r happy w. a wild card place.

        Maybe reds r Ok with that..i don’t know

        As i write the game blows wide open…

        I would have taken out Latos earlier with 110 pitches..

        Another loss fo the brewers..

      • RedTitan19

        @Steve Mancuso: Steve they have dropped three of four to the Brewers and Cubs after winning six of seven vs Cards and Dodgers. Thanks for helping make my point.

      • Steve Mancuso

        @RedTitan19: I thought your point was that we should consider breaking up the team. Getting rid of Votto and Phillips and “starting over” is your point really that losing three out of four games to anyone is really an argument for breaking up the team? I don’t think the Reds overall winning record “proves your point”.

      • RedTitan19

        @Steve Mancuso: No. My point was: Are these “foundation” players the reason for the inconsistency or is it the supporting cast? And if this is as good as it gets, should we think about starting over?

      • Steve Mancuso

        @RedTitan19: Right. You’re saying that based on four games that the Reds should consider starting over. The Reds overall record of 19 games over .500 is an answer to that, as though the notion that four games is enough to contemplate dumping Joey Votto really doesn’t need an answer

      • RedTitan19

        @RedTitan19: Right. You’re saying that based on four games that the Reds should consider starting over. The Reds overall record of 19 games over .500 is an answer to that, as though the notion that four games is enough to contemplate dumping Joey Votto really doesn’t need an answer

        Steve, don’t be ridiculous. You have watched just as many games as I have this year. Inconsistent does not describe this offense enough. All or not. That is how I would put it. Now, you tell me: coaching? Talent? Or normal

      • Steve Mancuso

        @RedTitan19: The idea that the solution to any offensive deficiency is “starting over” like by getting rid of Joey Votto, is what’s ridiculous. Votto is one of, if not the best, hitter in the National League. The Reds offense isn’t any more inconsistent than others. That’s a myth. Every team has good and bad games. The Cardinals have one run tonight, too. Maybe they should get rid of Carlos Beltran.

    • wildwestLV

      @Steve Mancuso: So…when do we make OUR move? I guess all the negative comments, on Redleg Nation, did the Reds in tonight.?

  81. Johnu1

    I keep thinking, gee … yeah, I’ve been negative … trying to insert a moment or two here where I could actually NOT be … and I see we have 4 hits again tonight and it’s the bottom of the 7th. I guess I can say … wow, we’re hanging in there, kinda, sorta … with the bases loaded.

    • VaRedsFan

      @George Culver: what’s the worst thing that could happen, if he charges? we down 6-1 instead of 5-1. he has to do or die there

    • YorktownRed

      @jas_428: Agree with this. The way this team is currently hitting, they could ill afford to surrender 2 more runs. Choo should have gone all out.

      • YorktownRed

        @YorktownRed: Then again, Baker probably should have gotten Latos out of the game before it got to that point. Again, leaving in the starter in an attempt to get him a potential win turns ugly.

  82. RedTitan19

    Nats 4 1/2 out. What is our magic number to clinch the WC?

  83. jas_428

    Why so scared of Bianchi though he is another hometown player from Lancaster County PA.

  84. Steve Mancuso

    Gomez has five RBI tonight, all on bloop singles.

    I agree that Choo needed to dive for that ball. It’s a huge difference between catching it and not. It was hit so softly it’s not like it’s going to roll to the wall if he misses.

  85. tae

    No Choo could not have caught that …

    Issue is with two outs, we got the bases loaded… Putting ourselves in trouble…

    Should have taken Latos out after two outs… When dusty visited the mound

    • RedTitan19

      First pitch swinging! Thats the approach. Second too

  86. George Culver

    J.J. Hoover has lost my confidence to be used in tight situations with inherited runners. Still, another night of Dusty leaving a starter in way too long.

    Typical. I do missed the days of Sparky.

  87. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    At least, the Reds are making quick work with their ABs. Showing some mercy to the Nation.

    • Baseclogger

      @CharlotteNCRedsFan: Of course, if they actually bothered to take every at-bat seriously, we might not need so much mercy.

      • CharlotteNCRedsFan

        @Baseclogger: If the Reds belly flop and lose out on the post-season, Dusty is probably toast. So the news wouldn’t be all bad.

      • Baseclogger

        @CharlotteNCRedsFan: I so hope that’s true, but I really have no reason to believe it. They gave him a two year deal immediately after flopping with what seemed to be the best team in the national league. He’s been allowed to continue making the same mistakes over and over, and nobody seems to care. No trades were made to improve this team, which is yet another sing of complacency from the top. I’m just not optimistic that he’ll be fired until at least halfway through next season, and only if things go horribly.

  88. George Culver

    Another hanging breaking ball missed by Frazier. The Reds should be leading in this game by scoring 6 runs in the last 2 innings on hanging breaking balls.

    This team looks slow and tired at the plate.

  89. Steve Mancuso

    Marty is on the radio blasting the Reds for taking too many pitches. People here criticizing the Reds for swinging too early.

    Lohse is just pitching a great game.

    Now Marty is going on about the Nationals. He needs to get a grip.

    • Baseclogger

      @Steve Mancuso: How do we know he’s pitching a great game? When you swing at practically everything, it’s hard to know whether the pitcher is really doing anything or you’re doing it for him.

      • Steve Mancuso

        @Baseclogger: Is it swinging at everything? Or not swinging enough (Marty)? Have they really been swinging at pitches out of the zone? That’s not what I’ve seen. Lohse has kept them off balance and has had pinpoint control.

      • Baseclogger

        @Steve Mancuso: Sometimes you need to let a pitch go by even when it’s in the zone. Maybe the next three are out of the zone. If they’re not hitting him, which they’re clearly not, then at LEAST force him to throw some pitches and try to get him out by the 7th. The worst of all worlds is to make an out on the first or second pitch.

      • Steve Mancuso

        @Baseclogger: My point was that Lohse doesn’t walk anyone. The Reds were trying to take pitches earlier in the game and it accomplished nothing other than getting behind counts. Then they started swinging at first pitches etc. that were over the plate. They just haven’t had any success. I think Lohse has pitched really well. Control and being unpredictable. Nothing more.

      • DK in Erie Pa

        @Steve Mancuso: I’m all for giving credit when credit is due, but Kyle Lohse should not retire 20 straight batters, ever. Looks like a very disinterested offensive AND defensive showing tonight. I very Tin Man effort tonight.

  90. DK in Erie Pa

    Remind me again; what team is play-off bound and what team is playing out the string?

  91. Big Ed

    Mariners give up a ridiculously sloppy run to WLBs.

  92. FWIW567

    I have to wonder if Scott Rolen had been convinced to return what his impact would have been on this team, even if he was just a bench guy. I don’t necessarily think you need a fire and brimstone manager to win, and I actually think its preferable to have a player fill that role. There doesn’t seem to be anyone, not that we can know what’s going on in the clubhouse.

    • VaRedsFan

      @FWIW567: concept is good, but Dusty would probably start him 4 of 5 games. Rolen would do more harm than good.

  93. Steve Mancuso

    Marty is just totally losing it tonight. He’s getting hysterical about Ondrusek walking two guys and making the point that Ondrusek may not make the postseason roster. I’ve got news for Marty. Ondrusek isn’t going to make the postseason roster. No way, no how. I doubt Alfredo Simon will make it. When Cueto and Marshall come back, that’s two slots right there.

    Marty is so out of it — and loud about it.

    • Baseclogger

      @Steve Mancuso: But I assume he’s not saying anything negative about the guy who chose to insert Ondrusek into the game?

      • Steve Mancuso

        @CharlotteNCRedsFan: I’d prefer that if someone was going to tell it like it is that they would have a clue about what’s going on. Marty is a good play by play announcer, but he’s the worst analyst in baseball. Nobody more consistently is clue-free about what he’s saying.

      • CharlotteNCRedsFan

        @Steve Mancuso: That’s your opinion and I don’t share it. So there’s that. Why do you continue to listen to him? Your complaining about him is like a broken record. Chinese water torture would be preferable.

      • Steve Mancuso

        @CharlotteNCRedsFan: I only listen for Brantley. Believe me, when Brantley isn’t on the radio, I don’t listen to a word of Marty. I only complained about him tonight when he became hysterical at the end of the game.

  94. D Ray White

    Welsch: “This isn’t what Dusty Baker expected when he brought on Ondrusek…”

    But its what we expected. Logan gonna Logan i.e. walk lots of batters. The guy hasn’t figured it out in 4 years.

  95. George Culver

    Frazier brings some hustle. Someone needs to light a fire under this team’s ass.

  96. D Ray White

    If the Reds keep playing like this against scrub teams, there won’t be a postseason roster.

  97. wildwestLV

    You’d think this was an exercise in securing Game 7 of the NLCS (which, we’d still lose, given the score).

  98. D Ray White

    I’ll settle in the 9th for some professional at bats. That’ll be an improvement over the first 8 innings.

  99. Big Ed

    This reminds me of Rick Wise’s no-hitter in 1971.

  100. D Ray White

    Made Lohse look like Greg Maddux tonight. This effort ain’t gonna get them to the PS. Better Luck tomorrow.

  101. D Ray White

    Can’t watch the Cards. I respect them, their manager, FO, and hitting approach. They’re the best run organization in baseball. But I’m not watching them.

    • D Ray White

      @D Ray White:

      Doing so makes the Reds’ hitting approach and managing all the more frustrating. The talent levels aren’t that different with the players.

  102. Big Ed

    The Mariners couldn’t score against the Cardinals bullpen if they got 5 outs an inning.

  103. D Ray White

    @tae:

    The draft at Miller park made me wear this hoodie…

  104. George Culver

    Dusty is a manager that wants the team to police themselves. This is not that kind of team.

    • wildwestLV

      @George Culver: He wore a hoody, tonight. In a closed- roof stadium, doesn’t that yell something about leadership?!? I only saw him yawn once, during the first inning too.

  105. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Get them tomorrow gang.

    Go Reds!!

  106. Baseclogger

    BP got himself out on a 1-0 pitch that was probably a ball. Votto got himself out on a 1-1 pitch that was probably a ball. Bruce took some pitches and walked. Anyone see a trend here?

  107. D Ray White

    Gotta win the next two. The Brewers are a bottom-tier team even with their best player, and he isn’t playing. 9-8 season record against them is unacceptable, especially given their rotation and obvious holes offensively.

  108. George Culver

    One thing stands out from watching the post game highlights. On every ball that fell for a Brewer’s hit, even the one’s that were misplayed for bad luck, Latos left the ball up in the strike zone.