I really hate Milwaukee!  I do not like beer, I was never a big fan of Laverne and Shirley, and I really hate the Brewers.  Playing this team 250 times* a season has really gotten old!  Losing to them at this point in the season is really bad.

Discuss the game here Reds fan and share in my dislike for everything Milwaukee!

*Maybe a slight exaggeration

227 Responses

  1. wildwestLV

    I vote we just don’t pitch to Carlos Gomez today (or tomorrow).

  2. wildwestLV

    “It’s in our best interest to finish above .500 on the road, especially during this race,” Baker said.

  3. pmedwards

    I am having a bit of trouble with the beer hate that this is tarting with.

      • vicferrari

        Maybe you have been partaking in your one true love a bit early. I would not be right there with you if I did not have to stain a deck or an evening to make it to.
        Lets make a pact to ban all Miller products until the Reds get another series win against this team.

  4. vicferrari

    There are no excuses, the Reds true ace going today against a rookie who they have already rocked up this year. His last start was a success, against that stupid team where he gave up more HR’s than K’s, walked 3.
    Time to wake up, let’s see some hustle

  5. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Adding to our League lead in sacrifices versus a pitcher with an ERA of ~9. Very nice.

  6. Eric the Red

    Whether called by the bench or Brandon did it on his own, that bunt was horrible. We don’t deserve to be successful doing stuff like that.

    • vicferrari

      @Eric the Red:
      Is your point that we are getting what we deserve, or that we do not deserve to be in the decent spot we are in with the terrible strategy.

      I amsure I agree with your point because it is just plain bad baseball to bunt in that situation

  7. pinson343

    This SHOULD be an easy win for the Reds. Beyond the pitching matchup, no Lucroy and no Ramirez in the Brewers lineup. Khris Davis, Reds killer, is back from an injury and batting cleanup. He hit a HR off Homer in the game he hit two two-run homers to beat the Reds – I say Homer handles him today.

  8. vicferrari

    Are they seriously bunting your 100+ RBI man after a lead off double.
    This is not Kershaw, team playing scared

    • CharlotteNCRedsFan

      @vicferrari: The team are going to have to overcome DB to have any meaningful success. Just the way it is.

      • vicferrari

        I know, but does it not feel like the bunts have gotten out of hand the past month or am I just being nit-picky…
        considering the pitcher, what just happened, and who is coming up…
        cannot see the game, was it a clear sacrifice or did it appear BP was bunting to get on base ala Cingranni?

    • vicferrari

      I hate being a downer when something good is happening, but what a dumb bunt there, probably forces Votto to change his strategy

    • redmountain

      @vicferrari:Absolutely, but does this tell you that perhaps Phillips is not able to consistently swing the bat? Is this an injury issue?

  9. Steve Mancuso

    Good start for the Reds. But the sacrifice bunt may have taken them out of a big inning. Hate that play.

  10. Eric the Red

    That sacrifice is looking worse and worse. I’m pretty sure Brandon did it on his own. (BTW, yes, Ludwick got a hit on the second pitch. But he once again swung at the first pitch in a situation where patience was a virtue.)

    • pinson343

      @Eric the Red: And Cozart made his out on a ball. Have to let this pitcher walk people. On the other hand, I don’t mind Frazer’s swinging at a first pitch fast ball right down the pipe in his situation, where a 2 out hit meant more than a walk (i.e. a second run) and a fast ball right over is Frazer’s pitch.

  11. Steve Mancuso

    I can’t believe BP would bunt on his own in that situation where he could otherwise drive in a run with a hit. Baker has called for the bunt in that situation all year.

    • pinson343

      @Steve Mancuso: We can’t be sure. When he’s batting 2nd, Brandon will sac bunt on his own and come back with a big smile. He’s sac bunted a runner to 3rd on his own before, a couple of times last year. It’s a problem with having him bat second.

    • Eric the Red

      @Steve Mancuso: I can. Brandon likes to kind of show off ” Look! I behave differently when I’m batting in the 2-hole.” I love the guy as a baseball player, but that’s the way things looked to me. Also, I’m down on Dusty but it’s hard for me to believe even he would have called that with this situation/pitcher. Hopefully it won’t matter since we can be pretty sure the media won’t ask so we’ll never know.

      • CharlotteNCRedsFan

        P@Eric the Red: Odds: Dusty – 90%, BP -10%. Baker would put on a bunt, in a heartbeat, in the situation. No competent MLB hitter should want to bunt with that opportunity.

      • pinson343

        @Eric the Red: You’re absolutely right about that. It’s beyond showing off though. BP deeply believes in the traditional lineup “roles”.
        He said that as a cleanup hitter the only stat that matters is RBIs. And batting second, he has said, is about moving runners along, even if it means sacrificing yourself.

        And yes he is proud of his bunting skills and likes to show them off.

      • pinson343

        @pinson343: PS Not saying that BP did bunt on his own in that situation. We don’t know yet. I can easily believe Dusty would put the bunt on, “to get a run and take the lead”. My point is that if Dusty didn’t out it on, BP might do it on his own.

  12. pinson343

    Good, Homer. The slider that retired Davis a much better idea than another fastball.

  13. vicferrari

    It would be great to chase this guy and dig deep into their pen, then tee off on Gallardo tomorrow

  14. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Thank goodness that takes the sacrifice out of play. Way to go Choo!!!

  15. Eric the Red

    Does the director of the FSO broadcast sit down with the announcers and say “talk more! There were a few seconds of quiet time last night. Kelch, did you pause for air at some point? Cut it out–Jim Day is ready to step in if you don’t get with the program and talk constantly. Oh, and who accidentally used Fix Trax on screen twice on close calls last night? You know we only like to use it on check swings and pitchouts!”

  16. Eric the Red

    Ludwick and Frazier both swung at Ball 3. One got a bloop hit, the other a flyout.

    • Eric the Red

      @Steve Mancuso: He’s really been on lately. I hope he keeps it going through October, even though that will cost the Reds a lot of money down the road.

  17. Eric the Red

    I keep forgetting: will we get an extra draft pick when Choo–unfortunately–signs somewhere else next year?

    • RedLeg75

      @Eric the Red: It has something to do with making a qualifying offer, 1 year $14 mil. Make the offer, if he turns it down, another team signs him, we get a pick.

    • Steve Mancuso

      @Eric the Red: I think that’s right. But did you see the quote from Walt Jocketty this week where he said he was “confident” the Reds could resign Choo? I was out of town and just reading headlines, but I’m pretty sure that’s what was reported. Surprising to me.

      • Eric the Red

        @Steve Mancuso: I didn’t see that, but it would be huge. I think it would have to be a sux-seven year contract which would be scary, but he could play CF next year and then move to LF when Ludwick is gone/Hamilton is ready.

      • redmountain

        @Eric the Red: Not bad thinking as it would ok to have a guy like Choo in LF, but we still don’t know that Hamilton will be able to play in the majors, though he certainly can run. Also, Yorman seems to be beginning to put it together and may be ready in a year or two. Do the Reds keep Bruce on another contract? When will Ervin be ready and where does he play?

  18. StealYourBase

    Another 0-2 fastball. Like last night.

  19. Josh

    Welp, here we go. Collapse has started

  20. Eric the Red

    I just don’t get why they insist in throwing Davis fastballs in the middle of the plate.

  21. Josh

    The Reds and Jocketty WILL resign Choo, I asked him that question at the season ticket holder’s luncheon. He said we are doing everything we can to retain him. Its our number 1 priority. They love his character and work ethic. Then Billy could be brought up slowly and not rushed straight into the lead off spot. 1 more year for Ludwick left in LF.


  22. Josh

    Absolutely pathetic pitch selection. Fastballs down the middle.

  23. PRoseFutureHOFer

    Jeff Brantley: “And the Brewers have come all the way back. It’s a 4-3 ball game.” Uh, Jeff, if they came “all the way back ” wouldn’t the score be tied?

  24. Josh

    We all know what’s coming. Reds will start hacking now.

  25. Eric the Red

    Huh. Ludwick swung at the first pitch. I didn’t see that coming.

  26. Eric the Red

    We’ve got to knock this pitcher out before he hurts someone.

  27. RedLeg75

    “Hellweg’s had no problem at all hitting the left arm of the Reds’ hitters.”- Chris Welch

    • RedLeg75

      @RedLeg75: The text above the link is rotowire’s interpretation of the article.

  28. Baseclogger

    Anyone even want to hazard a guess as to what Frazier is thinking? That might be the dumbest play all season — and that’s really saying something.

  29. Eric the Red

    They had a team meeting this morning. Clearly, base running wasn’t on the agenda. Where exactly was Frazier going? Helpfully, he previewed that little stunt a pitch before so Maldonado was prepared for it.

    • cincyreds14

      @Eric the Red: The Reds discussed where they were going after the game for dinner and some of Milwaukee’s finest suds.

  30. Eric the Red

    It’s a shame Choo’s walk didn’t come with no outs. If only there were a way to have arranged it so the pitcher didn’t lead off the inning…

    • cincyreds14


      Way to go MVP!!!!!

      Sorry Charlotte, really appreciate your comments and perspective, but JV=MVP is ancient history. Still stinging about a few at bats JV had against the Pirates this year.

      If JV had been solid all year they would not have the Nats breathing down their backs and would actually be in a great position for the NLC flag (something I currently do not believe they are).

      Really need the Rockies to do a number on the Cards this week.

      • CharlotteNCRedsFan

        @cincyreds14: Hey Red. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not endorsing him for 2013 but if he got smoking red hot, who knows. But the guy is a MVP caliber talent and I use MVP as a nickname when he is rolling. But I know where your coming from.

      • cincyreds14

        @cincyreds14: Hey Red.Don’t get me wrong, I’m not endorsing him for 2013 but if he got smoking red hot, who knows.But the guy is a MVP caliber talent and I use MVP as a nickname when he is rolling.But I know where your coming from.

        Yes you do sir (and please excuse my manners if you are instead a madam) and yes JV is quite capable sir. If there is anyone on the Reds with the ability to carry this team for the next month or so it’s Joey (beside J Bruce).

        And don’t get me wrong – would love to see JV mirror a George Foster look-a-like (btw, last w/e was a blast – but man has this game changed in the past 35 years starting with that great team would never have been assembled as the Reds would have needed a $200M PR) look-a-like for the next month or so. Is he capable – absolutely, have I seen it – a resounding NO!

      • CharlotteNCRedsFan

        @cincyreds14: Speaking of the Great Eight – I believe they really inspired the current Reds. What a group that was. We will never see their like again.

        By the way, all guy as my wife will happily attest.

  31. Josh

    1st time I have ever seen Votto pull a HR like that.

  32. Sergeant2

    Reds needed that 2 run jack from Votto big time, yes big time.

  33. Baseclogger

    Wow. You could see Votto was locked in today. All of his at-bats have been good. When he pulled one in the air earlier, I thought something good might happen. Just glad for him that he’s allowed to cash today’s paycheck.

  34. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Pulled too. Been awhile.

  35. cincyreds14

    Marty must be seeing double, as he said he saw 2 scored ahead of Joey – sorry Marty, not withstanding your wishful thinking, it was only a 2 run HR with only 1 scoring ahead of Joey.

    And yes Marty and Cowboy, if JV started earning all his entire salary it would be most appreciated.

  36. cincyreds14

    Let’s see if Homer can hold this lead.

  37. Eric the Red

    For me, this should be Homer’s last inning regardless if what happens or if his spot comes up next half inning.

  38. Eric the Red

    Mix and match in the 7th, then LeCure in the 8th and Chapman in the 9th. Speaking of Chapman, has he pitched since his 4 game swath of domination?

    • cincyreds14

      @Eric the Red: I don’t care if Chappy pitches with a 5 run lead. He needs some action. For that matter, so does Cueto. Time for the Reds to increase their lead.

    • vicferrari

      @Eric the Red:
      Chapman better pitch today, he pitched Sunday. Its only been once in 6 days. Would like to see how he looks with a 4 run lead

  39. RedLeg75

    Homer’s good for 100+ every time. Not 120, but he’s got some time to go today. DPs help.

    • Eric the Red

      @RedLeg75: Nah, the bullpen needs some work and there’s no point in pushing him at this point of the season. He typically pitches better when he hasn’t been stretched too far in the previous start.

      • RedLeg75

        @Eric the Red: He’s at 93 now, I’d give him one more inning. Last two games, 99, 106 pitches.

      • Eric the Red

        @RedLeg75: it’s a quality start, he’s battled, Dusty should call it a day. I say that regardless of what happens this inning so let there be no claims of second guessing 🙂

  40. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    No one doubts your Joey’s biggest fan and no problem.. The snarky remarks about his contract “every time” he does something positive are not necessary. It is not crazy to question whether, or not, JV is going to be worth the contract. Personally, I think it is way to early to tell but it is a legitimate concern.

    • Kurt Frost

      @CharlotteNCRedsFan: And on the flip side it gets very old everytime he strikes out to get the “there’s our $200 million man” snarky comments.

    • RedLeg75

      @CharlotteNCRedsFan: No one should doubt that the last years of Votto’s contract will be lost money. The idea is that we pay extra then so that we get value now. Instead of getting nothing ever.

      • CharlotteNCRedsFan

        @RedLeg75: I do agree. IMO, it is just going to take some time to judge the value of the contract.

    • Baseclogger

      @CharlotteNCRedsFan: I think if you check the record, you’ll find several people saying much nicer things about Votto than I have. I don’t remember even mentioning him for the last week or so. But the moment I make a quip about his paycheck, there you are to take offense. You’re obsessed with me, I think.

    • cincyreds14

      @CharlotteNCRedsFan: Can everyone say in unison – Todd Helton?

      Not that that’s bad – but not HOF caliber either.

      Showing my age but would take
      HOF-er Tony Perez any day.

  41. CharlotteNCRedsFan

    Baseclogger got tossed from the site?

      • Baseclogger

        @Steve Mancuso: It would be great if this policy were always enforced. I virtually never say anything about anyone on this site until I’m attacked. I make a quip about Votto earning his paycheck — aimed at nobody in particular — and I get attacked personally for it. But these comments never seem to be removed until I respond to them, and then all of a sudden the rules are being violated. I really don’t care one way or the other — let people address each other or don’t let them address each other — but a bit more consistency would be appreciated. I’m tired of being attacked and then being told I can’t respond.

      • Steve Mancuso

        @Baseclogger: I understand how you feel. The problem with consistent enforcement is that there aren’t any paid employees for this blog. If one of the editors isn’t participating in the game thread, there’s no way to monitor it. I’m here for a lot of the games, but not all of them. I attend a bunch of the home games, so can’t be on then. And candidly, lots of time I hate having to read the game thread, especially when things aren’t going well for the Reds, even briefly. All the repetitive, brain dead negative commenters come out. It stinks to have to read the thread, let alone take the time to police it.

        The editors are working on a post that explains and clarifies the commenting guidelines, which I think will help.

        Otherwise, my advice would just be to try not to take seriously or personal the criticisms of people writing anonymously who you don’t even know. Keep up the comments, though. You have a lot to offer, even though we don’t always agree.

    • Eric the Red

      @Steve Mancuso: On TV it looked like Francisco should have been struck out on the 1-2 pitch. Anyone see what Gameday thought of the pitch?

    • CharlotteNCRedsFan

      @Steve Mancuso: Thta’s the thing though. When he doesn’t really have the great stuff, he can still pitch a heck of a game. A sign of a stud starter.

  42. Josh

    Strike 3 on Francisco, this inning should be over.

  43. Josh

    7 IP 3 R for Homer. Good stuff. 13 games left after today. I would like to see 10-3 and 9-4 at least. 9-4 is taking 2 out of 3 in every remaining series.

  44. Eric the Red

    Nice job, Homer. I still think to be an Ace you’ve got to cut down on those mistakes here and there that make games like this closer than they need to be, but I’ll take it.

  45. RedLeg75

    Figaro. Figaro, figaro, figaro, FI-GAR-OOOO!

  46. Steve Mancuso

    Love seeing Bryan Price having a serious conversation with Homer after the game. Clearly a teaching moment for Price and Homer seemed to be taking it in. Brantley says the best thing about Price is how he keeps challenging the pitchers. The entire team could use that approach.

  47. Eric the Red

    Man, Heisey must have really ticked off Dusty somehow. It’s even worse than usual.

  48. RedLeg75

    Yes. Why would anyone bunt with Hamilton on first?

    • Eric the Red

      @RedLeg75: Yes, I’m really curious whether Robinson failed to get the bunt down twice or he was decoying.

      • Baseclogger

        @Eric the Red: I’m cautiously optimistic that he was just trying to be a menace to give Hamilton a better chance. He didn’t look very serious about trying to make contact. When he definitely wanted to make contact, he did.

      • Eric the Red

        @Eric the Red: I’m cautiously optimistic that he was just trying to be a menace to give Hamilton a better chance. He didn’t look very serious about trying to make contact. When he definitely wanted to make contact, he did.

        I sure hope so.

  49. Baseclogger

    Having a guy who can consistently steal bases seems like something the Reds ought to look into. It seems to be helpful.

  50. tpteach

    Dusty’s managing will lose us the Wildcard Game. Any takers?

  51. RedLeg75

    Hamilton had better be on the post season roster.

    • CharlotteNCRedsFan

      @RedLeg75: Fingers crossed. If we are a run down or tied late in a game, Billy is the man.

  52. Eric the Red

    Well, I’m glad Dusty decided to put Hamilton in to push for the extra run. A little bit of killer instinct for once.

    • Baseclogger

      @Eric the Red: I hadn’t thought about that, but you’re right. Nice to see Hamilton being used in a situation where he’s not the tying or winning run. It is so NOT Baker’s style to worry about adding on one more run with a three run lead. Maybe the first sign of genuine urgency?

    • cincyreds14

      @Eric the Red: AMEN! And the Reds are in a pennant race – so they need to PUSH to the finish and beyond. It is not going to get any easier.

  53. Eric the Red

    Let’s think along with Dusty: I can have LeCure face a LH hitter, or Duke face a RH hitter. I hope that with a smaller lead he would have chosen to have LeCure face the LH hitter, but with him you just never know.

  54. RedLeg75

    TV showing that Delino DeShields is on the Reds bench. Mentoring Billy, it seems.

  55. Eric the Red

    I forgot. Angel Hernandez is behind the plate. Now that I remember, some of these ball-strike calls make more sense.

  56. Sergeant2

    25,929 turned out for today’s titanic struggle, 25,929.

  57. tpteach

    What’s LeCure’s issue this inning?

  58. Eric the Red

    I wonder if Hamilton will get so far into the heads of opposing pitchers that they will be afraid to walk guys like Hanigan in the late innings.

  59. Baseclogger

    Chapman? 8th? Huh? Is this game worth more than other games?

    • vicferrari

      Good call, need to see Chapman coming in with runners on.

      Lets see how he looks with some off time.

  60. RedLeg75

    4 out save. It is a rare creature around these parts, but here it is.

  61. Sergeant2

    I knew I should have kept the defibrillator within reach. Go Reds!

  62. RedLeg75

    High leverage situation. Get it done.

  63. Eric the Red

    Clever Dusty. He figured out how to get Chapman a Save even though we have a 4 run lead.

    • RedLeg75

      @Eric the Red: Save Rule is probably the reason he brought him in. Not that the Reds needed an out in the worst way.

    • Eric the Red

      @Josh: Good call. He did well to stay with it and fire that ball to first.

  64. Baseclogger

    I just hope those 4 pitches don’t completely ruin Chapman’s ability to get through the 9th. (Great play, Hanigan!)

  65. Eric the Red

    Just like they drew it up….

  66. Sergeant2

    Still in 1st qtr. Texas A&M 14 – Alabama 0

  67. vicferrari

    If the reds go nuts in the 9th, like score 2 or morewhat are the odds Chapman comes out?

  68. Sergeant2

    Interference everybody’s safe.

    • RedLeg75

      @tae: He’s not hurt. Josh saw him jump up and down and saw the sky falling. All is well.

      • Baseclogger

        @RedLeg75: I think he banged knees. He was hurting, but probably not injured.

  69. Baseclogger

    What on earth is happening to the Reds when they get on base? Why does it apparently not occur to anyone to actually LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING before attempting to advance to the next base?

    • vicferrari

      Cannot see the game, what is going on…
      Also what happened on the Chapman K?

      • Baseclogger

        @vicferrari: On Chapman K — ball was way outside and went to the backstop. Mes picked it up and made a long throw to first.

        What happened on the previous play was that Bruce grounded out, and Votto inexplicably started running to third. He was easily doubled up attempting to get back to first. But catcher’s interference was called, and both runners declared safe.

        Of course, two batters later Votto is trying to score on a ball he has no chance of scoring on, and then chooses not to slide.

  70. cincyreds14

    Is Cueto active?

    If so and the Reds go up 5 or 6 would love to see him.

  71. ToddAlmighty

    Hope Cozart gets another AB and can get a hit. Continue that hitting streak of his. Shame to end it at 16.

  72. Josh

    Why send him home? This team makes more base running mistakes than I have ever seen

  73. tae

    what was that at the plate? no slide? pulling a “Choo” there? what happened Votto

  74. Eric the Red

    But then Chapman wouldn’t get credit for the Save. Silly rabbit; I know Dusty is managing with an uncharacteristic sense of urgency, but he wasn’t kidnapped by aliens 🙂

    • Eric the Red

      @Eric the Red: Sorry, that was meant as a reply to the question about whether Chapman would be taken out if we score a few more runs.

    • vicferrari

      @Eric the Red:
      I do not think it matters if the Reds scored a 100, Chapman finishes the ninth he gets the save

      • Eric the Red

        @vicferrari: Right. That was the point. To get the Save he had to finish the 9th, so there was no way Dusty would take him out no matter how many runs we scored.

  75. kywhi

    I don’t ever remember seeing a Reds player involved in as many baserunning blunders, whether they’re his fault or not, than Joey Votto.

  76. cincyreds14

    What are these Reds players doing?
    Oh that’s right, reclining at the beach!

    They act like they have never played ball before. Someone needs to step on them – BIG TIME! This should not be tolerated – at all!!

  77. Sergeant2

    Reds in Houston Mon. Tues.and Wednesday. Still can’t get use to the fact that the Astros are in the American League now.

  78. cincyreds14

    The Nation is watching these Reds and they are he.. bent on showing how not to play championship baseball that’s for sure.

  79. cincyreds14

    Reds back on national TV – Reds don’t act like you’ve never played baseball before.

  80. Sergeant2

    Votto was upset with Cozart for not signaling to Joey that he needed to slide. (per Marty & Cowboy)

    • tae

      @Sergeant2: that may be true, but how about just sliding in that situation… not like Votto is Hamilton.. Votto is slow as my 70 year old mother, all due respect.. he needs to see a SIGN to slide?

      oh I miss Pete Rose

  81. cincyreds14

    Showcasing Aroldnis so we can get a hammer (big time hitter) for him in the off-season.

  82. Baseclogger

    There is obviously a TON of talent on this team. To play as badly as they do and win as many games as they do…. truly an impressive feat.

  83. Baseclogger

    Chapman now having a meltdown. Guess this is the last time we’ll ever see him in the 8th.

      • vicferrari

        There seems to be a lot of praise for Price, but this validates what he can does in my eyes.

        Does Chapman speak English, or does Price speak Spanish (can Mes interpret)..

        Anyone know the details on this as I getthe impression Chapman does not speak the language great and who is the interpreter? Itzuris/ Cairo, I thought Codero filled this role a few years ago

  84. vicferrari

    Chapman has got to get the walks to LH eliminated, inexcusable

  85. tae

    chapman is making it last a little longer…. c’mon, let’s end it so i can go watch college football… much more interesting than watching Reds..
    i gotta get treated to Reds addiction. why do i watch the game every game.. for 33 years now..

    • cincyreds14

      @tae: Tae, because you, like many others including myself, are true, committed (mental hospital anyone) Reds fans – with an eye on baseball history.

      If things break the Reds way – they could go all the way or –



  86. vicferrari

    is someone warming up, I am for Chapman finishing, if he can quit walking batters

    Just curious if it Hoover

      • vicferrari

        Very curious, just a misspeak, or did they have faith Chapman would get his head straight

  87. Josh

    Come on Chappy. The Reds can never have an easy win, lol. 1 more out

  88. cincyreds14

    Can’t hit what you can’t see.

    • vicferrari

      Tech up 17-7, Smelter first career TD, recpetion former baseball player

      I am pretty sure nobody is a Jacket fan on here, just curious if there any body feels their college team is like the Reds, good but just cannot get into that elite status

  89. Josh

    OK good win, tomorrow is a MUST WIN. Sweep the Astros should the goal

  90. Baseclogger

    Price works his magic again…..

  91. Steve Mancuso

    Reds win. Guess all the predictions that the Reds would lose or that they were collapsing were thankfully wrong.

    • vicferrari

      @Steve Mancuso:
      Collapsing is all relative, they lose tomorrow/that is 5 out the last 7 series
      I call that a minor collapse, I still believe the Nats are a non-factor, all it takes is one day where Reds gain a game on them

      The main thing about Baker’s teams is that they do not sustain droughts, they rarely get swept just never quite take it to the next level

      • tpteach

        @Steve Mancuso:
        Collapsing is all relative, they lose tomorrow/that is 5 out the last 7 series
        I call that a minor collapse, I still believe the Nats are a non-factor, all it takes is one day where Reds gain a game on them

        The main thing about Baker’s teams is that they do not sustain droughts, they rarely get swept just never quite take it to the next level


  92. Sergeant2

    Never thought I would have to wipe sweat from my brow on a cool day like today. And this one belongs to the Reds.

  93. tae

    good game (A&M and Tide that is)…

    wow we won one … now we feel good again? not..

    this is what we r supposed to do against clubs 20 games under 500…

    we need to win next 4 .. no more sleep walking..

    if we do, maybe.. just maybe we might be 2 or 2 1/2 down against cards… fantasy stuff.

    • vicferrari

      Good game today, shout out to Homer who was solid, and his usually ace self sans one inning

  94. Sergeant2

    Much needed win today, lets get em again tomorrow. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  95. cincyreds14

    It should be interesting seeing who the Reds pick a game up on today…




    all three would be a jack-pot! (sorry, Seattle stinks)

    • vicferrari

      Take the Nationals off your radar , they are a nonfactor…
      Reds control the Pirates destiny, must win both series to have any hope at the division

      The Reds are essentially chasing the WLBs

      • cincyreds14

        @vicferrari: The Nats will only be a non-factor after they have been mathematically eliminated. Fans should know by now, the game isn’t over till its over (The As were in 1st place 1 day last season – the date? Last day of the season).

        Currently live in Denver and will never forget the Bengals game where the Broncos beat the Bengals in the waning seconds on an INT after Dave Lapham already had given the Bengals credit for a win. So you really never know.

        I want the Nats to keep the heat on the Reds (so they don’t slack off any more than usual) and being that they play the Cards in a 3 game series beginning a week from Monday strong and viable for their next 12 games. That way the Rockies and Nats give the Cards all they can handle as they close the season.

    • pinson343

      @cincyreds14: Yep, love it when the Reds win a day game and their rivals are playing at nite. Can relax tonite and root for the road warrior Cubs and the fighting’ Phils (with Hamels). And hope the Mariners at least don’t just give away the game to the Cardinals, like they did last nite.

      • vicferrari

        it does not matter what hammels does tonite, because he is not facing the rats or the wlbs

        he is a non-factor

      • cincyreds14

        @pinson343: Seattle has to realize their game matters – as they completely blew the game last night. Hopefully they redeem themselves today!

  96. vicferrari

    I am a little fired up about this win. It echos everything the Reds are capable of, Homer carrying the team to a win. Votto getting a big hit, Chapman pitching out of a jam, Hamilton baserunning is really not this team and all the TOOTBLANs hopefully are getting filtered out when it does not matter.
    Is Hamilton eligible for the wildcard game? I like the x-factor that he provides, but despite this I like their chances in the play in game. Winning the division would be a miracle at this point and will come down to timing.

    Any one got any stats about divsion winners with the fewest days in first place?

    • pinson343

      @vicferrari: Hamilton is eligible for the postsaeson. He was on the 40 man roster as of August 31, all the Reds have to do is bump Massett off the 40 man.

    • pinson343

      @vicferrari: I’m fired up too and waiting to write postgame comments. Where’s that recap ? Hope the guys haven’t all taken the nite off.

      • vicferrari

        I hear ya I have been drinking since 3:30 and watched the Jackets dominate Duke and a letdown in these college match-ups, I feel this game was pretty intense
        To Hell with GA
        Screw the WLBs, go stupid Cubs

    • cincyreds14

      @vicferrari: Hey Vic, that is exactly what makes most Reds fans crazy. They are good – and capable of being elite but never seem to get there. I was blessed as a Denver, Colorado resident to see the Reds games in Cincinnati from last Thurs-Monday – resulting in almost a 5 game sweep). Then the Reds go and lose a series to the Cubs to finish the homestand.

      Here’s hoping the Cubs return the favor to the Reds by making the Pirates lives miserable this week-end. That would be sweet. Pennant races are a rush!

      GO REDS!!