The Reds host their first American League team of the season this weekend as the Tampa Bay Rays travel north to the Queen City.  The Reds salvaged a win in their last game with St. Louis while the Rays enter having lost their previous game.  So mometum wears Red tonight.

Johnny Cueto will take to the mound searching for his first victory of the season.  Despite posting an ERA of 1.93 in 2 starts, Cueto posts an 0-1 record.  Regardless of his record, Cueto’s first 2 starts have been very good and should provide plenty of optimism that the Reds’ ace is back to his old self.  Let’s hope he shuts down the Rays tonight and propels the Reds to victory!

Discuss the game here, Reds fans!

Lineup:
1. Hamilton CF
2. Phillips 2B
3. Votto 1B
4. Ludwick LF
5. Bruce RF
6. Frazier 3B
7. Mesoraco C
8. Cozart SS
9. Cueto

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. Man, I don’t know if Reds fans would appreciate him, but I got a serious baseball crush on Ben Zobrist. What a player….he’s like having a Jay Bruce that you can move all over the diamond.

  2. MVP!!!!!!!

  3. votto

  4. Wait a second…..B Price is nearing 120 pitches. Wait a second, his arm might fall off or he is on his way to arm problems or Joe Madden is a terrible manager. Oh, btw Joey Votto is overmatched too.

  5. 30,502 turned out for tonight’s titanic struggle, 30,502.

  6. You can’t pitch Joey the same way over and over like that, you just can’t.

  7. Joey goes yard!!!! There’s hope!!!

  8. Thank God.. struggling against a Cy Young winner is one thing, getting CG shutout is a whole different thing. Good job Votto.

  9. How about back to back to tie the game. Go Reds!!!

  10. Just get the lineup down to Mesoraco…

  11. That homerun came at a great time, just when I was wondering why BP was smiling and laughing after he struck out.

  12. David Price gave up two home runs to left handed hitters last year and three the year before.

  13. Golden Sombrero for Ludwick by a terrible Ump.

  14. How about a GABP special?

  15. Gettin’ interesting…

  16. Wild as a March hare.

  17. Getting WAY interesting…

  18. If you’re the manager, do you walk Meso to get to Cozart?

  19. The guy’s name is Bal Four.. clearly he’s gonna walk some dudes.

  20. pretty sure hannigan would’ve stopped that.

  21. VERY interesting…

  22. Just need a bloop from Pena.

  23. Pinch hit for Cozart…please!

  24. Mesoraco showed great patience. Loving what I’m seeing from him so far at the plate.

  25. I like Pena here.

  26. O my, o my!!! C’mon Cozart!!!

  27. Backup catcher as a pich hitter–blasphemy

  28. There goes our chance. it’s Cozart. Can Price pinch hit with Mike Leake?

  29. This guy could find the plate wtth a navigator.

  30. Swing the bat!!!!!

  31. Wow… out of the zone again.

  32. Final strike of the ballgame is the one Cueto wished he was given all game long.

  33. How in the heck do you take strike 3 in that situation?

  34. How in the name Peter Edward Rose do you take a called 3rd strike with the bases loaded and 2 outs????

  35. Cueto now is 0-2 in three seven inning starts with a 2.14 ERA…. RIP Cueto run support.

  36. Don’t care where it was, with 2 strikes on you in that situation you have to put wood to horsehide on anything you can possibly reach. Just very sad……

  37. normally, when a pitcher walks three guys consecutively, he doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt. but I suppose it’s late and we’re all tired and so… why not?

    • Umpire figured if he hadn’t done a good job for the last 3+ hours, why start now?

  38. That was one sad, sorry excuse for an umpire tonight. Absolutely no consistency, high, low, inside or outside. Price was lights out tonight before Votto knocked him out of the game. Two outs, bases loaded, bottom of the 9th, one run down…

    All you can ask for is a chance and the Reds had their chance.

  39. Looking at the game in a glass half full kinda way, finding your offensive mojo against a pitcher like David Price is no easy task. All the Reds can do is retreat to the much used “Regroup Room” and come out tomorrow determined to win. Ya gotta like the way the team hung tough to the very end, ain’t no quit in this team. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  40. At 3 wins and 7 losses, the Reds (at the time of this post have the worst record in baseball. Talk about parity… I don’t remember this kind of distribution through 10 games. Obviously, it won’t mean much by the end of the year (as I assume things will return to normal distributions), but it’s still odd that through 10 games every team has at least 3 wins and at least 2 losses.

  41. No carryover momentum for the Reds offense tonight. It looks like a long season ahead offensively.

  42. We’ll get them tomorrow!

  43. After tonight 5 games back of 1st place already. This could get out of hand real quick.

    • Wonder how many Games Back/Games Remaining is the magic numbers for Jocketty to become a seller? I hope we never find out.

  44. Cubs 3 Cards 1 bot. 8th.

  45. And by the way, our starting SS is beyond atrocious. Time for the front office to do something about it.

  46. You lose the best leadoff hitter in baseball and do NOTHING to improve the team. What did you think was going to happen? This team will be lucky to win 70 games this year. This is on Walt. Personally, I’m sick of him. Last year was the year to win with Choo, but no, had to keep Dusty.

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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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