Reds at NY Mets (April 6, 2014)

The Reds will look to salvage a game out of this series by beating the Mets today.  Yesterday’s loss was a tough blow but the good guys will look to gain a little momentum before heading to St. Louis with a win.  Alfredo Simon will make his first start in a Reds uniform and his first start since 2011 when he was with the Baltimore Orioles. I really don’t know what to expect out of Simon today.  I’m optimistic and expect a good start.

We have a lineup change below.  Not sure the reasoning, but perhaps it’ll be a good discussion point before the first pitch. Discuss the game here Reds fans and let’s pull for a Reds win!  Go Reds!

Reds Lineup:
1. Chris Heisey CF
2. Brandon Phillips 2B
3. Joey Votto 1B
4. Ryan Ludwick LF
5. Jay Bruce RF
6. Todd Frazier 3B
7. Zack Cozart SS
8. Brayan Pena C
9. Alfredo Simon P


  1. Deja vu all over again…another 1 run game.

  2. earmbrister says:

    No one up in the BP. Price maybe learning from his mistake?

    1. Shchi Cossack says:

      If Bryan makes mistakes and learns from those mistakes, then he’s miles ahead of the previous manager.

  3. Shchi Cossack says:

    Parra in the 8th facing LH hitters in 2 of 3 batters was solid, along with the double switch. Parra better come back out to pitch the 9th with 2 LH hitters of the 1st 3 hitters due up.

  4. VaRedsFan says:

    Why no Billy PR?

    1. VaRedsFan says:

      that’s why…SB Pena

  5. earmbrister says:

    Tough half inning for the Mets catcher

  6. ToddAlmighty says:

    I don’t like Parra coming back out here. He’s pitched almost every game, he’s going to be needed in the Cardinals series.

    Meanwhile LeCure is sitting in the bullpen wondering if he’ll ever pitch again more than once a week.

    1. earmbrister says:

      I like how quickly he disposed of David Wright.

      1. ToddAlmighty says:

        Don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t that I didn’t think Parra could do it. It’s more a matter of I just know he’s pitched 4.2 innings now in 6 games, and the Reds will need their best bullpen arms for the Cardinals series. Meanwhile you have a very good LeCure sitting around gathering dust.

  7. sergeant2 says:

    26,928 showed up for today’s titanic struggle, 26,928.

  8. VaRedsFan says:

    6 out save…well done

  9. Excellent pitching and just enough offense.

  10. earmbrister says:

    Great pitching today. Got to be happy with Simon in particular.

  11. Shchi Cossack says:

    Simon should take a bow for an outstanding performance today. Good pitching. Good management. Timely hitting. Reenforcements are on the way. Time to get this early start flushed and turn things around.Simon should take a bow for an outstanding performance today. Good pitching. Good management. Timely hitting. Reenforcements are on the way. Time to get this early start flushed and turn things around.

    1. charlottencredsfan says:

      You can say that again.

  12. charlottencredsfan says:

    Monkey is off their backs, let’s carry some momentum and ruin the Cards Home Opener.

  13. Shchi Cossack says:

    Chapman is NOT throwing easy; he is firing the ball from distance. His stay on the DL looks shorter and shorter.

  14. sergeant2 says:

    Yes! And this one belongs to the Reds. Reds win 2-1. Thank you Alfredo Simon and Manny Parra. On to St. Louis to face the St. Louis Molina’s. There’s an 80% chance of rain tomorrow in St. Louis with a high of 49 degrees. Playing in crappy weather is par for the course so far this young season. Its opening day at Busch stadium tomorrow, it would be nice to get a little payback by getting a win at Busch tomorrow. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  15. Shchi Cossack says:

    Barnhart demonstrated that he can play in the show if needed, but another year or two in AAA won’t hurt. I hope Bell has his bags packed, even though Christiani and Partch have options available. Mesoraco and Broxton back on the 25-man roster will be a good sight this week. Knowing that Latos can get one more rehab start in with his starting spot in good hands (temporarily) with Simon is a good thing.

  16. sergeant2 says:

    Pirates beat the Cardinals 2-1

    1. charlottencredsfan says:

      Perfect Sunday I’d say, Sarge!

      1. sergeant2 says:

        Not bad, not bad at all.

  17. mikemartz says:

    Bring on the WLB’s!

  18. AnnapolisHoosier says:


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